The 20s are all about conquering your fears. We all have these things that just get us. They hold us down, keep us crippled terrify the living daylights out of us. It's trepidation, it's apprehension, and just plain being scared shatless. When you're able to do/say something you never that possible, that's when you've overcome your fear. It's that moment right before you take it there when you hit vertigo and make advancements.
(Shortened) List of Fears: Heights, Spiders, Snakes, Deep Sea Fish (because yo, those fish be crazy down there), Gorillas, Bees/Wasps (hell no I'm not getting stung), Police Officers (post-Trayvon means their only out to help certain people); *And there are the big ones: Wrong College, Never Finding Love, Wrong Career, Losing Friends, and all the mortality in between.
*You're probably wondering the context of this post. Well I hit up Kings Island, the amusement park located 5 minutes from my house, with my one of my best friends, Jeff, this past weekend. Not only am I afraid of heights, but it was hot as hell (like hotter than between Satan's ass crack on a summer day) and I just was not having any of it. We entered the park and made our rounds on almost all the rides. I hadn't been in like 3 years and I forgot just how terrified I was of all the steep hills, drops and loops. Let's just say tears were streaming, yelling was loud, and the sweat just kept pouring. I'm on all these rides, Jeff is not only having a great time but truly enjoying my complete and utter breakdown of epic proportions. At one point I was calling the Lord's name like it was the end of days. My goodness, but I'm still proud that I went on all of them even if I was scared the entire time. When we would get off of each ride, everyone would cheer and then there was me just flabbergasted and pouty. It started pouring rain so we called it a day. Oh vertigo, let me go.
The 20s are all about doing what scares you most. It's when we've gone further than we ever thought possible that we enter into a whole new level of life. We have to go just that smidgen farther. It's always so close but we end up shying away. When you tell yourself you can do the impossible that's when all things become possible. It's all about will, hope and faith. Lock it down, get ready for it, and succumb to vertigo.
My blog post question for the day is ... what is one of your fears? I have so many, like most people I assume. I guess I'm afraid I'm not doing what I was purposed to do. Maybe I'm using my gifts incorrectly?