your fear is boring. your doing is amazing.

'your fear is the most boring thing about you.' 

it's an elizabeth gilbert quote, but i surprisingly never heard it or it just never stuck with me until i was scrolling facebook earlier this week and came across a post from a friend who's on retreat in nicaragua.  she shared some words of wisdom from a friend of hers who relocated to the country and was celebrating her one year anniversary.  between the poetic homages to all things latin american (¡si, hermana!) were little bits of 'get your shit together and LIVE, already' tough love, including a one sentence paragraph that i haven't stopped thinking about for one single second: 

your fear is boring.

my fear IS boring.  so is yours.  

that sentence pushed me into a whole new place.  it got under my skin & kept me up at night & inspired me.  it made me instantaneously stronger by being okay with falling down and finding humility, because that's all temporary and part of the path.  

there is zero reason to not do what you want to do.  it's kind of a necessity, but you don't realize that until you figure it out.

 if you want to do something else, do it.  you need to do it. 

if you want to go somewhere else, go.  you need to go.

your fear is boring.  your doing is amazing. 

PHOTO: COSTA RICA | 8.14 | your fear is boring. taking a guided tour in costa rica as a solo girl and asking your new mexican friend for the day, who speaks zero english, to take your photo in a basically pant-less yoga balance while it's raining and slippery and a bunch of other people are around and pointing and also taking photos of you on the deck of a waterfall lookout- that is NOT boring.   

PHOTO: COSTA RICA | 8.14 | your fear is boring. taking a guided tour in costa rica as a solo girl and asking your new mexican friend for the day, who speaks zero english, to take your photo in a basically pant-less yoga balance while it's raining and slippery and a bunch of other people are around and pointing and also taking photos of you on the deck of a waterfall lookout- that is NOT boring.   


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