Somewhere in between the feminist brain washing, the cleverly captured photos of tiny houses that cost thousands of dollars to build and the ideas of what I thought life would be like.....was me. I'm still here. I am still fearless. But let me take you on a little journey that started about three years ago.
Who we are and who we claim to be are often very different. Who we are and who others think we are is even more different. When your life is built on the sand of self-promotion, when desire doesn't produce results because you are too afraid of taking that first step, you are now a prisoner of your own design.
In the paragraph above 'we' is me and 'you' is me. And neither of them are me at all.
It's as simple as counting beans; one, two, three. Challenge your ideas of who you are. Don't listen to those who try to keep you from changing (including yourself) because they are so scared of change they don't care if you will be a better person (and prefer you not be) because that would be different, your relationship with them would be different, and like the Goblin King in The Labyrinth their power over you would be gone.
So here we are, 2016. My fearlessness started out as a statement about how I would dive in to learning new things with no fear of failure. I did well. I learned lots of skills: canning, making jam, baking bread, dying wool, spinning yarn, crocheting, making cheese, making soap, baking dog treats etc. etc. But skills like this only get you so far.
If you can't work with others; you are doomed to be alone. If you can't accept that you have faults and failings; you are doomed to keep them. If you can't discern who to listen to and who to ignore; you will walk around in a state of constant confusion. If your thoughts are always about your own wants and needs; you will never know true love.
I know this is a very personal blog post. But I think it's time we got personal. I've been claiming to be fearless for several years now and it's time I dive in to life the same way I've dived in to less important things. Stay tuned. Some days it feels like life is just beginning. <3 Me.