So this month I attended an online summit hosted by an old high school friend called Living Out Loud! Over the course of two weeks she sent out interviews and speakers that talked about various topics about trying to learn how to become your most authentic self. One of the topics that really touched me was talking about fear and how it holds so many people back from leading their best lives. I know that fear has held me back before, but I am trying to learn to embrace what makes me afraid in order to learn and grow.
Take for instance the recent art show that I took part in. Showing my art among some many talented artists made me nervous, it made me feel inadequate. Yet I still showed my piece and put myself out there. It was a huge step. Sometimes I fear to submit some of the stories I write, but I do because that is what authors do. I am scared to put myself out there in so many ways, yet when I do I learn so much. As I am now in my 40s I find that embracing fear is slowly becoming easier and my life is becoming better for it.
If you want more info on the summit I took, here is the fb page associated with it:
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