When I started this blog I promised myself I would be honest and show both sides of my adventures, That includes both the low’s and the high’s. If I can inspire just one person to make that step towards following their dreams then my it makes everything worth while.
*Disclaimer* Shits about to get emotional all up in here!
My heart is racing at a million miles an hour, Thought’s of “Why am I doing this?”, “What if something goes wrong”” and “”It would be so much easier if I didn’t do this”” race through my mind scattering any hope of reason. fear and Indecision consume me, I STOP close my eyes and take a few slow deep breathes and try to focus on what I know I MUST do next.
No I’m not about to jump off a bridge with nothing more than a rope tied to my chest, But it sure as hell feels like it.
Fear is a powerful thing and something that we live with every day and for most people it even in just a small way influences our decisions. Whether it be something simple like not going and talking to someone because you fear rejection, To something as big as not making that career change or that step to follow dream because you fear that you will fail.
But what is just as scary as overcoming that fear to make a decision is being indecisive or uncertain that the decision you are making is what is best for you, Or even what you really want.
We have to make decisions in our lives every day some as simple as what bag of chips am I going to buy at the corner store?, to giant life changing decisions such as changing careers or deciding to move overseas or travel.
When I talk about my travels and how I left everything to go travel Latin America people frequently say that I’m brave and wish they could do what I did. When I tell them that they can they often say that they wouldn’t be brave enough or be to scared to take that leap into the unknown
I’ll be the first one to admit both fear and indecision have constantly haunted me. Those who followed me on My Latin American Adventure will know that on numerous occasions I struggled with indecision , where to go next and even which country I was going to return to after my trip had ended. Also although I may not have admitted it I was also scared and fearful of what would happen next. Who wouldn’t be?
But do you know the thing that I fear the most? It’s not the thought of travelling alone to places where I can’t speak the language, The fear of running out of money or even the fear of getting robbed or something bad happening to me.
What scares me the most?
Not following a dream because of the fear of failure, or feeling paralysed by indecision by all the different major life decisions I had to make. I fear that I’ll wake up one morning and find that life has passed me by without me even having truly lived or tried to. that’s my fear
It’s been 3 months( OMG! has it really? that’s insane) since I returned to Australia after travelling 4.5 months in Latin America, I’ve been dealing with post travel blues, facing reality and trying to work out what comes next while re-adjusting to working a 9-5 job, reconnecting with family and friends and trying to save a bit of cash while I worked out what I wanted to do with my life and what came next.
It’s been a bit of a roller coaster to be honest, I have completely changed my mind ALOT! on what I wanted to do next with my life as I battled with fear and indecision.
But no more, after long contemplation I realized for me there really is only one real choice, I have to take a leap of faith,Follow my dreams. I’ve come to far to just give up now. Even though just thinking about the plans I have put in motion for what comes next makes me fear for what the future may bring, I know it’s the right thing for me.
So what is this big thing that’s coming next that has you so fearful?
I am going to be unveiling what the next exciting chapter for Nerd Travels is in a big announcement mid next week .But I will give you a hint, This next adventure is going to be the most
- Out of comfort zone pushing
- Risk taking
- Life changing
Thing I have done in my entire life. Sounds scary right? Well yes, But it’s also incredibly exciting, Even just thinking about what’s to come bring’s a huge smile to my face and fills my body with energy.
The future is not going to be easy and I’m sure there are going to be many low’s as well as high’s coming up in my future and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
“Life begin’s at the end of your comfort zone”
When did you last tackle and overcome a fear? I would love to hear your stories?