They say that you should do one thing that scares you everyday. Today I wrote my bike down one of the busiest streets of Oakland and that $%^& was scary.
However it was also freeing.
It’s funny how our minds sometimes put mental blocks on our abilities when we’re scared. They make you feel like you can’t do anything. I was once scared of many things. I was scared to leave home, I was scared to not pursue the conventional job, I was scared to travel alone, I was scared to walk away from a relationship, I was scared of being scared. Each time I thought about owning up to them my chest would tighten and my throat would close. But often times our biggest fears are actually our biggest indicators of what we need to do, and they show us our biggest opportunities for growth. It’s up to you to take it or leave it.
On a side note – thank you Mr. Bus Driver who honked and clapped for me when I figured out how to use the bus bike rack! I felt like a fool not knowing how to use that thing, but instead of shaking your head you cheered me on. 😀