Monday, December 8, 2008

It's That Time

It's that time of the year once more. The town is lighted brightly, sharing it's colors, announcing it's the time of new beginnings and the time to put the old to rest. How many of us see the ending of a year that way? New beginnings.

I love this time of the year. I love the trees, the decorations, the more the merrier. The celebration of life. This is the time to look back and finish the undone, there is still some time left to finish the old and plan for the new. To think of the mistakes we made and to rectify them next year.

I decided last year I wanted to be a notary, no glamour, not big deal. I just thought it would be something worthwhile to do. I became frightened and thought it would be difficult, I thought it took something or someone special to do this, so I gave up. This year, a few months ago, I thought about it again or it thought about me. I delved deeper and found out it was so simple and now I wonder why I didn't pursue it a year ago...fear, that's all it was. The fear of failure. A year lost was the failure. I did it and now, I'm relieved. Over the fear and on to something new. I've decided I won't allow fear be my block. At least try. I won't let fear stand in my way.
I don't care stupid I may look or dumb it may feel. I am going to try.

I just figured out that the reason most don't do, is because of fear. Frightened of the unknown. How will you know, if you don't try. What is it that makes us so frightened. It's unknown. We do a lot of things that are unknown, why do we fear the unknown of what it is we want to do. Lack of knowledge, afraid to ask questions. The answers are available. Get them and go forth.

In the coming year, let's start by pursuing our dreams and not worry about the what if's. What if's are the things, the stumbling blocks that stand in our way of success. That keep us from achieving our hopes and dreams. They keep us stuck. Let's proclaim the coming year as the year to be unstuck.

Love, honor and respect.