Everyone has a fear, whether it is of failure, leaving home, socially, looking like the bad person in any situation, etc. I know there are many, many other forms of fears and phobias that can strike people at any moment, but for me, these are the main ones which keeps me contained and locked away in a vault of anxiety.
I’m almost sure I am just afraid of being afraid.
I always thought that being fearful, of well, anything, was such a negative thing and showed you to be someone of weakness, but then I began to realise that it is something we all have, in some way or another. We all have something which frightens us (unless you’re my stepdad), and causes us to shy away from something bigger, or reaching a goal that we may have.
I’ve always been told that our fears are what enlighten us and give us the power to become stronger. Once we face our fears we can fully take control of our lives. Although I am not quite at that stage yet, I really find the idea of that to be interesting and something I really do wish to achieve in the future.
Become a stronger and happier version of me, that would just be amazing, wouldn’t you think?
To get to that point, I just need to take action, not for my friend’s, not for my family, but for me and only me!