Yesterday I went to my cousins boxing fight. It was so nice to see everyone in their shirts and people asking about where we got our shirts from. It felt that we were united and we stood out as a unit. Yesterday marked his record to be 7-0 with 4ko’s. How exciting is that? But what is even more exciting is seeing a dream come alive.
Too often in our family we fear to take risk because we think it may lead to failure. Its not steady or constant, it is much like in the moment. There is no salary. Much like boxing, or in my case- writing. But these risks and fears stop us from being alive because we are too worried about negative outcomes and not enough focused on the positive ones. What about the reward of doing something you love? Is that not better than money? Is that not why we are bloggers?
I recently learned that fear is a choice. We could choose to believe it or to ignore it. My cousins fight for his boxing career and actual fight in the ring continues to put me in focus and allow me to move forward with writing and what I want to do with my life. I hope to one day figure out how I could mix in my dreams and my passions. Or at least have the opportunity to make my dreams come true through my passions even if it is at different stages of my life.
I learned that fear is not real and many times we have to be like birds and just fly until we feel in our hearts that we are at a place good enough. Why not take risk? Even with the fear of falling, isn’t trying to fly and finding a magical place all worth it? Why spend your life wondering what if when you can spend your life wondering why the hell not.
So I woke up and got my first tattoo today. I have been thinking about it for a while and decided it was time, and today felt like the right day because why the hell not.