"Sometimes we get so lost in the what ifs that we fail to do something with what's real."
I wrote this piece for all of us who worry about the future; for all the times our minds decided to stay awake at 2:30 a.m. on a weekday to overthink about every shitty life decision we've made; for each second we've spent questioning our choices while wondering what could have been if we had chosen differently; for each one of us who's taken a great leap of faith and has now let fear creep into our hearts; for every time we've faced a terrifyingly life-altering moment, not knowing which way to go.
This is for all of us who's afraid; simply afraid to commit an error and waste more time on mistakes; too afraid to move forward because it's too difficult to face change; and just plain afraid to forego one opportunity for another because we might lose it all.
I wrote this as a reminder to stop worrying about every little thing and instead, begin with doing at least one thing that will bring you closer to what you want in life; to urge you to follow dreams that are bigger than you even when no one understands; to tell you to recall why you took a leap of faith and why it's worth the risk; to stop you from focusing on what could go wrong --because things could always go wrong -- and to remind you that you have the capabilities to get through it when that happens.
You are not alone.
And I'm glad I'm not either.
Let's try to be a little bit braver, shall we?