Saturday, February 26, 2011

FEARLESS FRIDAY...yes, I know it's Saturday

I have the idea to start something called Fearless Friday. I don't know if it already exists...if anyone knows, please let me know, and I can hop over and join up. My word for the year is BRAVE. And in working with this word and in living in this word, I'm really coming to realize just how much fear I have. And especially how often, I let fears stop me. It's actually the only thing that stops me. To put it in a nutshell, the fear of not being good enough.

This year is about not letting my life be guided by the fear of not being good enough. So I am going to Brave instead. I am going to look at where I don't want to go and figure out why. I am going to look at why I don't want to do things, why I procrastinate in certain areas, and figure out why. I am going to take those things and shine the light on them and I am going to create the life I want to live.

So, every week I'm going to post the Brave things I have done during the week on Fearless Fridays. It'll help me keep track of my progress, and it'll help me notice where I am walking my talk, and it'll help me practice being Brave. No matter how small a thing might seem to be, I am going to

Please, feel free to share any Brave things that you do during this week. I'd love to hear them!  

So, here's what I did yesterday...
I made the calls to schedule my annual mammogram and physical therapy for my shoulder. I have been putting this off because of fear of the procedure/outcome and fear of the costs involved. I don't want to stick my head in the sand anymore. I want to take care of this and move on. And the funny thing about fears, when you face them, they have a way of shrinking.

Lovebeams, lovebeams!


  1. You've always told me things just when I need to hear them and this is no different! For years I've been trying to figure out how to banish fear from my brain (and I've found mostly the unhealthy ways to do it) and even though I haven't conquered it yet, I'm not giving up. Everything you say here is so true; that was amazing to read! I'm now looking into how to go about getting help for my stomach problems which will probably end (no pun intended) getting a colonoscopy. Not something I'm looking forward to, but once it's done I'll feel so much better.

  2. You are plenty good enough to me!

  3. Both of you are so awesome. Love you! And hope to see you both soon.
    @Kim, that's how I feel, once it's done, we can stop spending all this energy worrying about it.
    @Lisa, we need to schedule some time to see each other now that I"m jobless :-)

  4. What a great post Shari. And I LOVE your declaration in the middle of it! It sounded very powerful when I read your words. I went through my own journey with this over the course of the last year and a half when I really started to "try" to paint what I wanted and came up against that all "self-doubt", and critical parent in my head. I read a great book called: The War of ART and this response is a pretty common experience among artists and writers.

    Also I wanted to let you know that one of our Flyers, Julia has a blog and does Fearless Friday. I think she is highlighting other artists though. She is a writer and her postings are really lovely.

    Julia's blog is:

    So great to stop by to say "hi". I started a new full-time job during the with an hour commute each way that is kicking my butt...sigh. So trying to squeeze my painting in where I can. Stay well.

    Love & blessings,
    xoxo Valerie

  5. Thats a really great project! Unfortunately I work on Fridays but in a way I am facing my fears every week, too and I'll come back to read what you've reached!


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