Fear stops us from doing irrational things. While most of the time it should benefit us, there are times where it stops us from doing things that could potentially make us happier than we’ve ever been before.
I think before every major milestone I get at least one surge of fear beforehand. This could be because I suffer from anxiety, but this is also because the unknown tends to scare us. Going outside of your comfort zone is a scary thing, but I don’t know where or who I would be if I didn’t take those chances.
While I know that taking changes, and overcoming fear usually has positive outcomes, there are still some things that I haven’t allowed myself to do. So, what would I do if I wasn’t afraid? There are so many things that I would do, but today I’m just going to mention three things that have been on my mind loads recently.
I would write posts on certain topics.
I know I’ve written about a lot of scary topics throughout the past year. You’re probably thinking, you’ve written about depression, anxiety, loads about your personal life, what could you be scared to writing about? While I always take pride in writing what’s on my mind, I also realized that my audience has increased significantly in the past year. There are more people viewing my blog than ever before. I’ve got to admit that this causes a little bit of anxiety.
Most of the time when I’m writing, I try to push away at the thought that other people are actually going to read this, sometimes, certain topics are too personal. Too intimate. If I wasn’t afraid of judgement, I would write about whatever the f*ck I want to write about.
This year I’m going to try to push the envelope and write about more important and controversial topics. Anything specific you want me to write about? Let me know in the comments below!
I would live abroad.
I don’t know why I’ve been wanting to do this so much recently. Maybe because besides my friends and family, I have nothing really holding me back here (here as in NJ/NY). I’ve always been an adventurer at heart. I love traveling and getting to know different people and culture. I’ve been so blessed in the sense that I live in such a diverse area that I meet all different types of people.
While that’s really shaped me into the person I am today, I would really just love to have the chance to spend an elongated period of time in Europe. I don’t know exactly how long I would want to stay. No more than a year, but more than a month or two. One of my favorite bloggers, Helene, actually moved her whole life from Texas to Europe! While it was probably more difficult for her because she actually wanted to live there permanently, the idea just seems so appealing.
What am I so afraid of? I guess I’m nervous at being somewhere with no friends or family. I’ve always lived in the area I currently live in, and so I guess it scares me to be so far away from home.
I would Travel Alone
This is something that scares me from obvious reasons. There are safety reasons, some anxiety related reasons, and the idea of maybe getting lonely? I would love to take a short term vacation by myself. Maybe a week off adventuring somewhere.
Everyone who’s ever taken a vacation alone, tells me that it was one of the best vacations they’ve ever had.
What would you guys do if you weren’t afraid? Let me know in the comments below! I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Sending you love, strength, and positive vibes. Have a great day/night!