Do what you fear


On of my most repeated phrases is, “You have nothing to fear but fear itself, so do the thing you fear the most.” It’s my version of a line from former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address.

I’ve said it for as long as I can remember. I’ve followed it maybe half the time. Yesterday those words came back to haunt me, and quite “Frankly” they surprised me.

As I sat in my stylist Jody’s chair at Sachi Salon in Scottsdale, I read last month’s Elle magazine. In it I found an article that subconsciously I must have been looking for.

Kristen Wiig, currently of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) fame, was quoted as questioning her life.

“What am I doing with my life? It sounds so cheesy, but there’s something very powerful about looking in the mirror and asking yourself a question. Because I think it’s really hard to lie.

I had to be honest too. I had to ask myself , “What am I doing with my life?”

As a late bloomer, late college graduate and late decider of things I saw this as a wakeup call. So, it’s with that simple, but insightful article I have decided to do the thing I fear. To leap into my “new” career and just do what I’ve always wanted to do: write.

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