Today I turned 44 years old, indeed a new chapter of my life. Although I do not celebrate my birthday, I do acknowledge that it is a new chapter in the life that God has lovingly granted me. I don't think I have ever given a thought of what turning my next age would be, but this pandemic has surely made me think. I'm sure others have thought about what they want to do, go or change in their lives once we come through on the other side. It may sound like a new year's resolution, but it's not. It's so much more to me.
Like others, it's been weighing heavy on me but then realized I actually started to think about this last year. The daily stress of a job, business and family has really taken its toll on my body. Yes health and fitness is one of my major goals, but my main goal is to push pass any fears that I have. I began late last year but January and February is when enough became enough. I will admit, "IT HAS NOT BEEN EASY". I do my best to see the good in situations, people etc., but sometimes you just have to trust god and do what you have to in order not to struggle with it. If you struggle silently, it will hurt you mentally and physically. Know that it takes a strong mind/person to conquer their fears, someone I never thought I would strive to be but the more I think of it and face it, the more I want to conquer as many of them as I can. Trust if I can do it, anyone can.
If this pandemic has shown us one thing, it's that life is too short to live with regrets. I cannot change the past but I will surely work my hardest on the things I can control, push through the fear and finally begin to live my best life.
Last night I watched several motivational videos on YouTube as well as some bible lessons that really encouraged me to push through. I enjoyed them so much that it kept me up until 3am (it was a good thing). A quote from the actor Will Smith was so profound to me that I had to watch/listen to it several times. He stated "God placed the best things in life on the other side of fear". Woo chile, that pierced my soul and lit a fire under me. God does not give us the spirit of fear, but he knows that we will fear things as we are imperfect. But goodness gracious if we don't take a hold of fear and push through, oh the blessings on the other side! I know once we conquer it, we will wonder why we feared it in the first place.
Remember, fear does not have us until we take a hold of it. LET IT GO!!!!
Our best life is on the other side of fear! Let's get it!