I just have a few minutes to type out some thoughts this morning, but I'd like to start blogging more than once a week so I'll take the few minutes I have and run with it!
My first thought is about blogging in general. The more blogs I read, the more writers (I mean actual writers) I see who are blogging. And then I think that some of these writers may be reading my thoughts; I just hope my sentence structure isn't too awful! English and writing were actually at the top of my favorite and best subjects in high school!
That thought leads me to the next one: fear. As I think of writers reading my typed out words and sentence structures with all of their flaws, I get a little fearful; fearful of how I write and fearful of how my thoughts come across. I've wished for clarity of thought and a gift to communicate my thoughts clearly; I hope someday to have those wishes come true.
Fear can be a horrible thing if you let it take over your life. It can be debilitating when you allow yourself to succumb to it by stopping anything you may be fearful of doing. Fear can stop you from living your dream if you allow it.
On the other hand, fear can be a great teacher and an avenue for strength when you push through that fear and do whatever it is you're afraid of anyway. I was afraid to blog; at least to blog about personal things, but I push through it (most days, anyway) and put my thoughts to paper and send them out into the vast universe we call the internet. Who knows, maybe someone will relate and somehow be helped to know that they're not the only ones with struggles.
And now (okay, I don't think it's great to start a sentence with "and", but I'm not being paid so I'm going to break that rule) I think this is getting a little too serious, even for me. I guess my point in these few paragraphs is that fear is a part of life and can, in fact, be a friend to us. We just need to know when to stop because of the fear (when we're going to be harmed by something or someone) or move past it (in situations where we can become stronger). Now, let's all go out and have a fearless day!