Friday, December 31, 2010

be fearless.

as the new year approaches {in roughly 30 minutes}, 
i have been thinking a lot about what's in store for 2011. 
planning and dreaming about what it is that i want 
for myself, for my family and for tenthings. 
for myself i want happiness and stability.
for my family i want happiness and security.
for tenthings. i want success and growth.

at the moment things are 'up in the air', 
somewhat uncertain. 
i am adjusting to some big changes.  
i know, change is good, 
but for me there is always that element of fear.
i just want to be there already.
the unknown is scary.
i'm in a place that's different from where i've ever been before.
i have been re-acting to these uncertainties with fear. 
this is such a  contrast from how i usually behave. 
i can tell you, this place, this fear, is not for me. 

lately, i have been reading a lot.
trying to understand and deal with these feelings. 
i have decided
{though, i'm still not 100% there} 
that i am going to resolve to be fearless this year, 
fearless not being without fear, 
but being with less fear...i.e. fear-less. 
and it's funny that while this is a word 
i have decided to adopt this new year, 
it also seems to be a running theme 
in recent magazines i've picked up, 
 so obviously, 
in fear, i am not alone. 
hopefully, those that are with me, 
will also choose to be fear-less. 

i like this quote and have adopted it as my mantra:
"year to year is unclear, 
but day to day we find our way"

i believe fear-less-ly i will find my 'new' way.

happy new year 2011!

i'm looking forward to meeting you.

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  1. happy new year! hope things will work out for the best, and being fearless is definitely something good of a start.

  2. Beautiful post and oh so true for me this year too. 2010 was a year when I saw change coming and I tried to scramble away from it until I realized that I have to just sit quietly and wait to see what happens next. Perhaps 2011 will show me what new paths I will follow. Happy New Year to you and your family, friend.

  3. Wish you a wonderful, happy and fearless year!

  4. I love this post, Kerri! I have been mulling over a few things for the coming year that to other people may seem like no big deal, but for me will seriously feel bold...a definite step outside of my comfort zone...and I'm still mulling... caught between feeling brave & like I want to be more myself than ever this year, and fear of stepping outside my usual comfort zone.
    This post has truly inspired me and I'm SO going to adopt your word "fear-less" and your interpretation. 2011 will be a year to fear be fear-less. Happy New Year, sweet friend.

  5. My mantra going into 2011 is turning out to be "brave and bold." Or, at least, "braver and bolder." In my writing, my business, my relationships and life in general.

    Reading your poignant post, I am thinking that bravery is not the opposite of fear, but maybe more like your definition of "fear-less." Experiencing some level of fear, but moving forward anyway.

    Best to you in 2011.

  6. Thank you for your comments. It's nice to know I am not alone.

    Together, hand in hand, we can take steps forward to reach our goals.

    Feeling brave today. Some would say fear-less. :)

  7. I can relate. Here's to 2011 being the year we are completely fearless ;-)

  8. I'm late to this... but I've been thinking of your and your "fear-less" Year! It's a wonderful theme and suits you. Best wishes in 2011, Kerri!


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