life is either a daring adventure or nothing. security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. ~helen keller
it was up to me, i would probably never get out more than five miles from my house. that is if i decided to leave my house at all. because you see, even at home, i can find magic just about anywhere.
truth be told, i am a small-town girl and i am very content with my small life. but even so… sometimes, i wonder if i confuse contentment with fear. if perhaps i like my small life because it feels safe.
it’s not that wanting to feel safe is a bad thing. but it’s so easy (and comfortable) for me to stay here in my little sanctuary and hide away from all the bad stuff out in the world. the only problem with that is i am also missing out on a lot of good stuff too.
i do not want to get to the end of my life and find that i just lived the length of it. i want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~diane ackerman
this year has really taught me the value of getting out more. expanding my horizons. because there is so much beauty and wonder amidst the dark and scary places.
it takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. but there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. there is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life and in change there is power. ~alan cohen
getting outside of my comfort zone has been…well… really uncomfortable at times. and yet when i did, i felt excited and alive.
so i am learning….s l o w l y….to embrace the adventure. the scary parts, the uncertainty, the uncomfortable. because that’s where the joy of discovery lives.
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