August 08, 2011

The { F } word

AUGUST 8, 2011

In the last few months, I have not written nearly as much as I would have liked. While I’d love to blame writer’s block, the insane heat wave in Toronto, and more recently, Summer Olympic coverage, my staunchest supporter hinted that, 

“Maybe you can’t write because you’re trying to avoid saying 
what’s really on your mind.....” 


The precise details of what I’d REALLY like to say won’t serve anyone but, hopefully, a recent life lesson (that has presented itself in various forms this year) will inspire you to:


I’m sure that there isn’t a person on the planet who hasn’t consciously, or unconsciously, second guessed themselves out of success because of fear. 

And I’m betting that there were very few times when anyone would say that it was worth it to let the fear win.

*aside: it is worth it to let the fear win, crumbling into a shaky ball of tears, if it means your handsome hubby will come and kill the millipede in the bathtub..but I digress...

A recent visit to a formerly creative, and vibrant human being (now divided between two worlds, incapable of making choices or conjuring complete sentences) made me acutely aware that I was not honouring my amazing gifts because of a silly, four letter word. 

I ASSURE YOU: Nothing is scarier than giving into fear instead of into your wonderful talent. No phone call, no audition, and no conductor can do more damage to your pursuit of happiness than giving up or giving in.

are some of Fear’s clever disguises.

Even today’s blog took a while to post because I kept thinking that it wasn’t in keeping with the financial theme that originated the blog...people don’t need your drama...too serious... and who am I to think that it matters or that it will be helpful...hullo? 

Damn! It found me again. 

So here’s the skinny: If you wake up in the morning knowing that you are the architect of a potentially fantastic (or possibly boring) day, please don’t take it for granted. 

I don’t mean that you have to pretend to BE or FEEL something that you’re not. 

Facing the mundane, or conquering the impossible are all a part of life. I write this solely to acknowledge those living in a world constructed by FEAR’S building blocks, who no longer have the option to choose what life has to offer...and to remind myself to get off the pot and kick FEAR in the ASS!  : )