Facing Fear

fear finger puppet

Today I was listening to a Facebook live. The person being interviewed said that he is afraid of social media because if someone starts a word fight with him, he would want to go to their house and beat them up. He’s a boxer…lol…so that makes sense, right?

Well, one of my biggest fears about writing this blog has been that my words will come back to bite me in the proverbial ass. I am not guarded on here…I just put out there what’s going on.

Well…that happened last week. At the time, I was perplexed. Then I got upset. I told my father…because that’s what all 42 year olds do…lol…and his advice was to stop writing this blog.

I know what I write….and what I write comes from my heart. I don’t write to sell anything. This is how I chronicle my journey. Some people use Facebook Live. Some people use YouTube. Some people use Instagram. I write. I’m a writer…always have been, always will be.

In this place, I am in my element. Do I have a lot of followers? No. Do I have stalkers? Apparently.


To be who you truly are, you are going to have to face some fears. You are going to have to do the hard things. You have to put aside pride…which I believe it the root of fear…and just do it.

You have to stop listening to the court of public opinion. If you’re anything like me, the court that is held in your head on a daily basis is actually louder than the people around you. (Don’t worry..,I’ll address this extensively in the upcoming days/weeks.)

What is the ONE thing that YOU want to accomplish? The one thing that, if you were to sit down and write out your perfect life, would be at the top of the list?

For me, that is helping people. I want to help people overcome fear. When I worked in dental offices, I was great at helping to relieve fear of the chair, of the drill, of the implant, of the scaling and root planing. I helped people understand the importance of taking care of their teeth, of themselves.

What do you fear? What is one irrational fear that you have? How are you working to overcome it? Mine is roller coasters. Frankly…I’m just going to live with that one!

roller coaster


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