Blogging is a wonderful thing...you can write about anything and share it with anyone who is willing to read it. Sew Many Ways is about crafting, organizing and sewing, but the title does say "a place to find more than just sewing". I have been writing Sew Many Ways for almost year 4 years. I have readers and friends from the very beginning and new followers even today. Most of you I have never met before, but just to let you know, I write and post as I live my life... I always try to be optimistic, my glass is "always" half FULL, I appreciate even the littlest thing I have in life. Being positive is pretty much how I "try" live my life.
"Try" is the word though. Am I always successful? NO, because fear can steal your positive in a second. What is fear exactly? According to dictionary.com, fear is...
"a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain etc., whether the threat is real or imagined..."
We all have fears. I can't even begin to write about fear itself and I won't even try...we all know deep down inside what we fear. Well, I had a little tiny fear get the best of me these past three weeks. Why am I sharing this with all of you? Because sometimes we need a kick in the pants, to wake us up to see that fear is just an emotion, mostly imagined...as described in the definition. An emotion that we can control or it will control us.
Here's the short story. I've had lots of medical test lately. Nothing serious at all...you know, getting old stuff. When the doctor said gall bladder and endoscopy, I pretty much applied for my AARP card LOL!!! I have never feared anything in the medical world EVER, except for getting an IV. I had one bad experience 24 years ago and have never needed another IV until yesterday. I'm not even afraid of needles...I give blood, get flu shots etc. That one bad experience ruined me.
Well, I found this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt this morning while writing this post and had to share it.
This quote summed up what I did yesterday...."do the things which you think you cannot do". With a great deal of encouragement from my husband and my daughters, who called from college, I put on my big girl panties and did it...I looked fear in the face.
How did the IV go? It was awesome...I didn't even feel it. Thanks to the best nurses ever!! I feel so silly now, because fear ruined the last 3 weeks of me "thinking" about it.
Why did I share this with you? Well, I want you to do the same. Look your fears in the face and see that it is just that...a "feeling" and you can beat that feeling. Do what you think you cannot do.
No matter what it is...at least try. Take a deep breath. Come on, you can do it...I know you can.
If this helps just one person reading this post...then it was worth writing.
I really hope you have a great day,