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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fears and Dreams

Fears.  We all have them.  Some are small, even inconsequential, while others seem like they will suffocate us with their magnitude.  It's so easy to focus in on them and never move past.  That's where dreams come in.  Where, with hard work, they bring you to places of freedom and peace.  It's easy to think of them as "someday" possibilities, but that's just so exhausting.  Yes, it can be tough to work at your goals, but how much more draining to live a life unfulfilled, knowing you could have and didn't?

To Write Love on Her Arms, an amazing organization which supports people who struggle with self harm and suicide, started an inspirational campaign Fear vs. Dreams.  It simply asks the question, "What is your biggest fear and your biggest dream?"  If you'd like to find out more about it click here.  I love scrolling down the pictures and nodding my head in agreement as I read honesty written out on a whiteboard.  Sharks, darkness, apathy vs.  reaching out, having a family, recovery.  It got me thinking about what I would say my biggest fear and my biggest dream really is.  I wrote the answers on the spot in my journal earlier this summer and I happened upon it today during devotions.   They're still true, I'm still struggling with them, and I've decided to share them.  Bare with me people, I'm not asking for you to convince me my fear isn't true, I'm just doing what I do on this blog: being myself.

Biggest Fear: That men were created first because they are better & more loved.  That women were created solely for men, not because God was blessed by creating us.  That I am just an after thought.
Biggest Dream: To live life AWAKE.   

So. A question.  What are yours?

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