What am I scared about?

Last Update: January 26, 2014

It's been 2 days since I joined WA. My website is created but I couldn't write a single blog. What am I scared about? I used to love reading books and writing narrative essays. Why am I stuck?

I admit, I have not read a book in a very long time. The last book I remember reading and finishing is I Do Again by Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs. That was about 4 years ago. I have a couple of books waiting to be read but "I have not found the time" . I watched a lot of movies, yeah, that's when I stopped reading. I have forgotten how it feels to be reading a good book until now, while I am writing this blog. Having no time is not an excuse. I actually have a lot of time, specially when my son goes to school. Reading books takes me to another world, it sharpens my imagination and gives me confidence.

Since I stopped reading, I also stopped writing. I still write a journal everyday, my most personal thoughts to Jesus Christ, my Savior and Lord. But I know I can write anything and not be judged. Nobody else gets to read it. Well, that's it! I am scared to be judged, to fail, to offend, to make a mistake.

Fear will not get me anywhere. It's time to face it! I will definitely fail, make mistakes, offend and be judged but with God's guidance, I will become the person He wills me to be.

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

? Elbert Hubbard

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Jaweda2k Premium
Just remember that we learn by making mistakes and failing. I know it can be scary and I went through some times in my life where I let that fear rule me. However once I learned that I could learn from those times, it has only served to make me bolder so that I can progress and learn even more.
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TATOYLA Premium
Thank you for the comforting and encouraging words, James! All the best! See you around!
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bkcook Premium
Honey I feel your pain. Been there so many times. Then one day I had someone ask me if I was afraid of failure, or afraid of success. Talk about making me take a step back and saying What?

I had never really thought about it that way and the truth was I was more afraid of success. I was afraid of people seeing that I could and by no means did I want them looking up to me. Just remember Jesus is always by your side. Let Him judge the judges you fear.
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TATOYLA Premium
Hi Brenda! Thank you for the words of wisdom! And for the reminder that Jesus is always by my side.Looking forward to connecting more with you! God bless you!
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DIGGER12 Premium
Great post and very true :-) been there and done that. the trick is to pick yourself up, brush yourself off.. learn from your mistakes, and keep pushing forward ;-) Do SOMETHING everyday, no matter what, no matter how small, if you make a promise to yourself to do that its a motivation to do something. The members here are kind of like a family, I was terrified to post my fist article, page, post to get feedback, but it something that we need. And I got GREAT feedback, suggestions, comments. It wasn't so bad after all lol. Don't be afraid to ask for help, feedback, suggestions. Its a great way to learn, get a different view, find mistakes, get different ideas. ... Keep writing, it sounds like something you enjoy, and reading too.. set aside time for yourself I know that's hard but we can find some time 1/2 hour even to take for "me time". Right now, 2 days in I would kick fear to the curb and jump in to the getting started lessons, it will answer alot of questions and that will ease some of the fears.... great quote :-)
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TATOYLA Premium
Thank you, Kerri! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and write your kind and encouraging comment. I do feel like I am around family. I am happy to say I picked up a book and read the first 3 chapters before I went to bed last night. I will be reading again tonight. I am already gaining confidence and thanks for the support of WA and everybody in this community! All the best to you! See you around!
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forsthomas Premium
Hello Tatoyla, I don´t Think "The Bad guys" will come if you write something "wrong", just try to make a brain storm and right down Word and see if you can get something out of that or just look out through your window, maybe that give you something ;)
Best wishes
Thomas
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TATOYLA Premium
Thank you, Thomas! Really appreciate the advise! Have a great day!
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Michelle12 Premium
Have you heard of a book called Feel the fear and do it anyway? It might be worth taking a look at :)
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TATOYLA Premium
Thank you, Michelle! I already looked up the author and read reviews about that book. Will definitely get myself one and make sure to read it:)
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