Don’t Allow Fear To Make You Stand Still


Everyone has a dream spot they’d love to relocate to– one day. You may spend countless hours dreaming of living there in a few years, but don’t have any concrete plans. This place is a possibility because well, you have a job and the fear of venturing off to somewhere new scares the living shit out of you.

While folding laundry, my boyfriend’s father asked me how I’m feeling about this big move to Tennessee. Of course I’m terrified and have so many thoughts circling my mind and that’s what I told him. But, he turned to me and said something no one else has brought up, “I think you two are brave for doing this. You know, not a lot have people would have the guts to do what you’re doing.”

The thing is– everyone around me keeps mentioning how difficult, crazy and insane I am for wanting to do this. But, no one has told me how it’s a great idea and an adventure they wish they did.

I haven’t thought about the aftermath of it all such as not seeing my family and friends for months because then, I would allow fear to overtake my whole body. I refuse to let being scared get the best of me. I’ve done that in the past and have missed out on various opportunities. I want to live, be free and stop being so darn afraid of my own shadow. Not only did I do this for my boyfriend, I also did it for myself.

I’m going to stop living my life in fear and take more chances. You only get one life to live and that’s all. Why should you be afraid to do what you’ve always dreamed of doing?
But, to those who are wanting to get away, relocate, follow their dreams, I encourage you to do so! You might be scared as hell, but it will be worth it in the end!

I know that it will take some time for me to settle into my new apartment, but ready or not, here I come.

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