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Facing Fear: It’s Time to Be Brave

 

Facing Fear: It's Time to Be Brave LoriWatsonStories.comBrave equals owning our story, being vulnerable and authentic with who we are while facing who we’re not, moving our stories forward, moving forward with our stories, facing the darkness and discovering the light.

I sit in darkness, enveloped by shadows of my childhood, my ignorance and blindness, myself. Face to face with who I am and who I’m not.

I don’t want to see, I don’t want to know.

But brave is no longer a future ideal. It’s become life or death to that which is dearest to my heart.

So I force my eyes open and really look at myself and am stunned by what I see. The monster within is the scared, abandoned little girl who’s fashioned her fears into weapons and used them against the very ones she’s begging to love her.

I can lose myself to the darkness or I can be brave. Click To Tweet

Facing Fear: It's Time to Be Brave LoriWatsonStories.comShe’s broken and vicious and always on the defense, too blinded by her tears to see the causalities scattered around her. She hasn’t protected herself, she’s only caused others pain.

I am that desperate, dangerous little girl. My fears, my trauma, has left more victims in its wake.

No more.

Fear has controlled my life for too many years and brought me to a season of darkness. I can lose myself to the darkness or I can grab hold of that word and be brave.

It’s time to hold that little girl tight and tell her she’s worth loving. She’s not broken. She’ll be okay. It’s time to own the pain and dismantle the fears and move forward into the light.

It’s time to be brave.

 

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