Fear is jumping off a kayak into the cold Potomac River without knowing how to swim; simply to get the perfect picture. Fear is planning a 300 person wedding in three months with no help simply to marry your soul mate; the love of your life.
Fear is an emotion engrained in all of our minds with three options, to rationalize our fear, side step what scares us or simply forget and move on Yet for some of us there is a fourth option; some of us simply look straight into the eyes that scare us and stop listening to that little voice that rationalizes fear and push right through. This is because the prize at the end of the tunnel is just too important; to get the perfect photograph, to finally become man and wife or simply to give yourself a better life. Fear is not about the possible failure that looms above your head, fear is about not accomplishing what you set your sights on.
My biggest fear is not getting better; not becoming a better fiancé, a better photographer or a better person as a whole. My fear forces me to make lists, analyze the past, plan for the future and keep finding ways to improve. My fear is staying stagnant, because the moment you become stagnant you become forgotten.
So today I would like to confront my fears and thank them for making me a better person.