Here’s a fun fact. I’m afraid of doing a LOT of things.
If I never did anything I was afraid of, or things that made me nervous, I would do nothing, ever.
There is a 100% guarantee I would not have gone to college or studied in England, and there’s no way in TARNATION I ever would have gone to China.
I wouldn’t be a journalist, because I couldn’t call people, or start new jobs, for that matter. I never would have joined any sport, and I never would have made any new friends. Forget dating.
Thus, we find a sad portrait of the life Lisa would have lived if she never did anything that made her slightly (or extremely) nervous. She would definitely be in her childhood bedroom, covers over her head, eating Cheezits, and probably never seeing the light of day, until she turned slightly orange like Arnold in that one episode of The Magic School Bus. Her only comforts would be her family and the same 25 childhood movies they have watched over and over and over. I mean, that’s not the worst life, but it’s also supremely boring.
I am a scaredy cat.
I’m SO GLAD I did all these things that made me nervous.
Doing certain scary things gets easier with time (like calling people.. It’s rare that I get nervous for this anymore #nailingitembarrassinglylateinlife)
I’ll just leave you with this wisdom that I gleaned, once again, from pinterest:
If it excites you and scares the crap out of you at the same time, it probably means you should do it. — Jack Cheng
I don’t know who this dude is, but he has a point.