Fear (and control)

No. 10 on my list of things to cross off this year is: Stop letting fear control me.

I'm going to cross it off. Now.

Am I still afraid. Yes. Will I ever stop being afraid. Probably not.

But I am also brave. I do brave things. In spite of my fear. I am strong and capable and I trust myself to be able to get through anything. Not just to survive but to thrive. I finally feel it. I don't have control over everything. I never will. But I can control how I react and respond. I won't get it right everytime. But I'm going to keep trying. Everyday.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt