What am I Afraid to Write About?
The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson says: “Always do what you are afraid to do.” What is ‘too scary’ to write about? Try doing it now.
It’s too scary to write about how unsure I am of myself somedays.
It’s too scary to write about all the differences my husband and I have.
It’s too scary to write about all the questions and doubts I have about faith, God and religion.
But recently I did write about something that I was too scared to write about for a few years, so I guess I’m making progress … How Not to be a Jerk When Someone’s Life Changes
From that post … On Friday, May 20th, it was seven years since I almost lost a leg and almost died in an accident.
Sometimes when I mention what I’ve learned or when I have an opportunity based on my experience … people assume that I’m now grateful for what I went through. That I’m thankful for the torturous experience. When I dare mention otherwise … there’s two general responses.
Some responses are kind …
Some are not kind … Eyebrows are raised. I’m gently chided for wishing the accident had never happened. I’m reminded to be thankful for all things. Bible verses are quoted. I’m told that I’m a better person now. I’m told everything happens for a reason. (If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that, I could have that beach house I dream of)
I would prefer to skip the pain, the trauma, the lifestyle changes and the daily effects I live with … To read more … go to: How Not to be a Jerk When Someone’s Life Changes
Have you ever written (or spoken) about something that scared you?