09 August 2011

rise to it

little miss s is FEARLESS right now. well, i think she always has been but it is more and more apparent every day. i equally love it and am terrified she is going to fall down our front steps and crack her head open, or get stung by a bee while trying to capture one in her precious little hand, or twist her ankle because she is running like the wind.

alas, there are lessons (for me) to absorb with all of this; less thinking, more doing. less pondering, more action. less worry, more pushing forward. i take meticulous notes and adjust my sails accordingly. i believe a little dose of fear is necessary for every beat and step of this life, but can you imagine what we would all be capable of if we did what we wanted and poured anxiety over the consequences later?

i loved today because it was full of pigtails with white bows, toothy grins, tight hugs for momma, a praying mantis, and a new pink potty.

so, here is my question: what is something you've been wanting to do, but the fear is stopping you? & how can you remove that fear as a factor?


  1. i love this. you are an excellent writer, motivator, inspiration.

    my goal is to get over the fear of going where i want to go.

    its so easy to say "that lifestyle isn't for me. too much money. too little time." but i can do it. :) i just need to DO IT. thanks for the reminder Tahnie.

  2. I love your blog! So motivational.

    For me- it's to do a handstand in the middle of the room. No wall to guard my fall. I do yoga nearly everyday and handstands scare the shit out of me! One of these days though, I will do it.

  3. What a great post! You've given me some great thought for the day - thanks!

    Thanks for linking up at my Not Going to BlogHer Linky! (Sorry I'm so late in visiting - it's been crazy lately!) I'm a new follower! Have a great rest of the week!