Getting out of my head

Photo courtesy of Thomas Hawk (Creative Commons)

Photo courtesy of Thomas Hawk (Creative Commons)

I almost didn’t go run, mainly because it was cold, and in my head, it seemed unbearable. I imagined how awful it would feel with the wind on my face, my fingers hurting from the cold, and the shivers I would get afterwards.

I almost talked myself out of it.

But something made me go ahead and try.

You know what? It wasn’t nearly as bad as I had imagined, and I got the added benefit of seeing the moon rising – a small sliver that at first appeared 4 times bigger than usual and was a deep orange. By the time I got back home, the sun was coming up and the moon was barely visible, tiny and faint.

I was glad that I pushed past the fear.

Now I wonder why I let the fears in my head talk me out of other things.

Part of my mission is to fight fear and live with no regrets. Look out fear – I’m going to kick you to the curb!