I made a list of words that came to mind when I thought about my word for the year. I let it simmer, I let the ideas of why I liked each word roll around in my head. In the end, the reason of Fearless stuck with me. It latched on and I couldn’t let it go and that’s when I knew that was going to be my word. I wrote a post during a blog challenge I did and in it I talked about how I was afraid of never getting over my fears. I have so many fears, fears that maybe you can relate to and some you might not. I’m not going to list them all out, but I am going to tell you what I mean by fearless, instead of just simply not being afraid. I want you to understand why I chose this word and why it’s not just one I randomly picked and why it means so much to me.
I want to be fearless in being a mother. As a parent I have so many fears. So many times I’m afraid I’m doing the wrong thing. Too many times I don’t congratulate myself or times I question my parenting skills. I want to take hold of that and I want to stop doubting myself, stop second guessing my decisions. I know all my fears won’t go away, but I want to try and be fearless in how I raise my children. Knowing I’m doing the right thing.
I want to be fearless as a wife. This goes the same as parenting. “You know you could live a thousand lifetimes and never deserve him.” — Haymitch. That quote rings so true. I was beyond blessed when God brought my husband into my life & I still am. I know I don’t deserve him, he’s got the biggest heart I know. He is the most down to earth guy around. He is funny. He is smart. He is sarcastic. He is an amazing father. Regardless, I want to be fearless in this area, I don’t want to be afraid that I’m not good enough or that I’m not doing something right. I want to know that I am.
I want to be fearless in my dreams. This is such a big one. I can’t count the number of times I have been afraid to put myself out there with my dreams. I’ve already been rejected twice and I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to handle it again and I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t made me hesitant to keep writing, to keep trying. These two quotes keep me going. “Never forget why you started.” & “I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” I know why I started. Writing is my passion. I want to live this dream as much as I want to breathe. I want to follow and go after this dream without fear, without doubt.
I want to be fearless in life. I want to have adventures and let my kids have adventures. I want to make memories that I was too scared to make before because of my anxiety. I want to explore this big beautiful world and I want my kids to experience it too. I want to be spontaneous and fun. I want my life to be full. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” — Diane Ackerman and “Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that.” — Unknown
I want to be fearless in my faith. I want to soak up God’s word and never be afraid to talk about it. I want to know my faith is completely strong and know my relationship with him is even stronger. “Let your faith be bigger than your fears.”
I want to be fearless in blogging. I don’t want to be afraid to not fit in. I don’t want to be afraid to not post something that I want to in fear that someone will not like it. I don’t want to be afraid to reach out. I don’t want to be afraid to be apart of such an amazing community. I don’t want to be afraid to be myself. I don’t want to be afraid that my flaws or not being perfect or the prettiest or the wittiest will hold me back. “Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”
I want to be fearless in every aspect of my life this year and I can’t wait to see where it takes me. What is your word for the year?
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