Your Dreams Lie Beyond Your Fears

The last two weeks have been difficult. I don’t deal with people who lack responsibility and people who take advantage of my time. But, if it did nothing else, it reinforced the standing in my mind that I need to speak out and hold people accountable for what they say they are going to do.

Many times, I have acted, or rather not acted, out of fear: fear that people won’t like me, fear that I could get written up at work or fired, fear that I will offend a friend or relative, fear that people just won’t understand me or my frustrations.


when I use my fear to determine my actions, I am lacking a personal responsibility to stand up for myself and what I want or expect.

When I look at fear in this way, I feel silly.

I have a fear about how companies will react when I tell them the story behind why I can’t pay our medical deductibles. This week, however, I pulled up my big girl panties, took a deep breath, and explained our situation to a couple of companies that called to collect their payment. I heard the gasps in the background of the people who listened, made notes, and understood.

I have a fear that my writing will offend people or be misunderstood, but the more I write, the more I am finding my voice and my audience. (To those of you who are my audience, thank you for reading.)

I have a fear . . .

I have a fear . . .

I stand up to you, fear. I will tear you down and be a better person for it.


Everything I’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

I’d like you to join me

on my front porch where we can chat about living life, traveling, being creative, and writing the story that is in you – all things that deal with personal development.

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I look forward to chatting with you each week.

So for now, may your coffee be just as you like it, may your treats be sweet, and may life treat you well over the next couple of weeks.

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