For the last two weeks, I’ve sorta been participating in the Scintilla Project. Today marks Day 15, and the prompt for today is
Fears come in different sized packages. Tell the story of a time you had a face a fear, big or small.
We’ve talked here before…a few times…about the fact that I am nothing if not a huge ball of fear on an every day basis. So each morning that I get out of bed is a time that I’ve had to face a fear. Let’s talk about two times I’ve faced fears…a big one AND a small one.
Just the past weekend, I faced a small fear. I told my sweet husband that I wanted to buy a new camera. This camera that I want is going to be about $1000. That’s a lot of money considering how close to the edge we live most months. But the truth is that we waste a lot of money. That camera is within reach in a few months just by using my “left-over” money alone. It means that I have to be very frugal. But I can do it. I could do it without his approval. Because we’re not supposed to ask each other what we do with our “left-over” money I didn’t even have to discuss it with him.
But I’m working on that. I’d been wanting to talk to him about it for the last couple of weeks. Ever since I learned that it’s probably not worth it to repair my current camera. And I just got the nerve to do it this weekend.
It didn’t go as well as I might have hoped, but the way it turned out was just fine.
I think that’s kind of the way life goes. It might not go the way you hope it will but often things work out just fine in the end. And if they’re not fine, then it’s not the end. Right?
Which brings me to the big fear I faced.
I moved across the country by myself. And then I moved to Louisville by myself. In both cases I had to convince myself that staying was the right thing to do. In both cases things turned out much better than I feared they would. In fact, in both cases, things turned out beautifully.
What fears have you faced? How did things turn out versus how you expected they would?