Between starting grad school and some intense travel for work, I’m a bit of a bad blogger this week – only posting my Quotable Thursday post. Sorry. 😦
But it’s a good quote!
For so much of my adult life, I’ve been timid with my choices. My ex used to complain about how I had such a low self-esteem (with body image, intelligence, and what I though I could do). And he was right, I did…sometimes, I still do.
There are times when I quake at the thought of something new. Or I’m all bravado until just a scant few minutes before when nervousness creeps up, like a colony of angry fire ants, quickly crawling up my legs.
I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to do something and never did it because I was afraid. Then the most amazing thing happened – everything went wrong. Something I’d always worried about actually happened. And it was terrible, believe me. Until suddenly it wasn’t – until it freed me.
I still get nervous – my hands shake (my voice might too) and my bladder squeezes in nervousness at the most inopportune times – but, I still get out there and do. You should too, because on brave wings, you can fly. 😉
As a side note: when I was in college, I used to say that if I ever got traditionally published, I’d get a tattoo. While I haven’t gotten there yet – I’ve a lot of hope for it. Maybe if I do, I’ll get a tattoo…maybe it will be of this quote, so that I always remember to push myself and just try.