Without Fear There Is No Rapture

How many times have you thought about doing something but continuously put it off?

Personally, I can count dozens! I’ve always hated that about myself. So one day I said to a friend “I’m shaving my head”. She was all gung ho about it. She was always feeling the same way so we took on the challenge together. We were hell bent on not letting the other back out. That day we called my hairdresser and set up the appointment. No backing out now!

We both had pretty long hair. It landed at the back of our shoulder blades. So naturally it was nerve racking. Now, we didn’t go all Britney Spears and completely shave our hair off but we did accomplish a pretty ballsy feat.

I went first. It was one of the scariest moments of my life!!! The whole time my hairdresser was prepping for the cut I was shaking. When I heard her shearing with the scissors my stomach was in my throat. The second she turned on the clippers—- I. LOST. MY. SHIT! My heart started beating out of my chest, I started crying, and I held my breath. 😳

Once she was done with the initial shave I was fine. I was ecstatic with myself that I had actually done it. It was so freeing. I felt amazing for having gone through with it. It felt so much better than wanting to do something and never following through.

I had an epiphany. I really felt like that one task gave me life. It gave me the kick in the ass I needed to be able to get other things done. Getting over the hump took away more fear than I could have ever imagined.

I’m not saying that if you are afraid of something you should shave your head. However, if you feel like you want to do something then just DO IT! Yes, it might be scary. Yes, it might be out of your comfort zone. But no, you will not regret it. At some point in your life you will be grateful for everything you have experienced.

lemony snicket

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