I really enjoyed the Brave Girls prompts this past summer, and I’ve been looking for something else in the same vein to nudge me into writing more. Most of the prompts I found online made me go “really?, that’s it?” when I was looking for something that would make me have to think. Not that there’s anything wrong with the other prompts, it’s just that I wanted something that made me question me, that made me not take the easy way. In other words, something that challenged me in the same way the Brave Girls questions did. Something that reflected the authenticity I’m trying very hard to have in my life now.
And, I found it. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but was, after I signed up for the emails, to find that they come from the Mark and Angel Hack Life people. And they’ve been doing this for a while, so there’s a lovely archive of questions for me to pick and choose from.
And….the question I’ve chosen for today –
What has fear stopped you from doing?
The short answer – living my life the way I was meant to.
The longer answer – stepping out of my comfort zone has never been easy for me, and a lot of that had to do with the fear that other people would think that I was stupid, or foolish. I was afraid to try new things because I was afraid of being humiliated. For a very long time, fear of change kept me in a place that wasn’t healthy for me, that wasn’t supportive of me, that didn’t allow for me to grow.
I don’t like change. I haven’t had much of a choice about that in the past 5 years or so. I’ve learned that change doesn’t need to be scary. Or if it is, scary doesn’t mean change is going to be a bad thing.