Do things that scare you

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How many things are on your ‘bucket list’? How many things do you want to do in this world, but you either never make the plans to make it happen – or when it comes time to do it, you shrink away, riddled with anxiety, fear, or the idea that you won’t be able to do it perfectly, so why bother?

In saying this, I have to admit that I’m very guilty of both of these. There are so many things I want to do, yet I make excuses for them and don’t accomplish them. Some of these have to do with money, which is reasonable – I mean, trips to Fiji aren’t free, after all! However, some things I just don’t do out of laziness, or out of fear.

Fear that it will be hard. Fear that it won’t be done perfectly. Fear that I’ll look bad doing it. Fear that I would fall and hurt myself.

Well, fuck you, fear.

I just signed up for the Tough Mudder in Whistler on June 20th, 2015.

 

This is something I’ve wanted to do for years, yet for all that time I made excuses about why I couldn’t do them (I was pregnant one year so that didn’t count!) – I wasn’t fit enough, I didn’t have the endurance to do it, I was too scared to do it – and every year I’d see those muddied warriors walking through the village in Whistler, and I’d get this fire in my belly.

I wanted to do it. 

And  next year?

I’m going to.

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11 Comments

  1. July 13, 2014 / 1:06 am

    Well done on taking the plunge and signing up! This is a timely post for me, too, as I’m about to embark on an adventure, and it’s scary, but it’s also so, so incredibly exciting.

    • July 14, 2014 / 10:44 am

      It’s super exciting, isn’t it? And so super scary at the same time – my husband has no qualms about it, though. He thinks we can do it!

    • July 14, 2014 / 10:59 am

      Thanks for the encouragement! You should go do one too!!

  2. July 13, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    This a good reminder to keep striving for things that we want to achieve. It’s easy to say “I don’t have time” or “I can’t do this or that”. Good for you for signing up for tough mudder. I have never had interest in that but I have had many friends do it. It’s hard core!

    • July 14, 2014 / 11:00 am

      Yes to all of this! I’m trying to stop making excuses and hold myself accountable to my plans!

  3. Jo
    July 13, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    So great to sign up to things you really want to do. I had been wanting to run a marathon for years and there was always an excuse, well finially I signed up for it and I am about a month into the training and I feel amazing! It is so good to follow your dream and feel like you control your life and that you are not just going along with other people setting your course. So best of luck with Tough Mudder, you deserve it!

    • July 14, 2014 / 11:01 am

      That is so awesome!! I’m impressed! I think I need to start a training schedule as well 🙂

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