You are capable of more than you know.

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “you must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

I never really liked the saying

Because, at the time, I was already afraid enough.


And it’s interesting

To think about being afraid doing things I don’t want to do.

 And being afraid doing things I DO want to do.


And if I’m going to be afraid,

I’d rather have it be in service to the things I want to do,

Feel called to.

Even as I don’t feel that mythical place of “ready.”

The “ready” part comes in the activity.


As I’ve started doing this,

I see that doing the thing,

In addition to being scary, :)

Is uncomfortable.

But it’s also like

Seeing a span of beautiful, radiant, amazing light,

And moving your hand into it.

And feeling exhilarated,

Freaked Out,






I think I would say

You must do the thing you wish you could do but think you cannot…

Because in that journey

Is so much beauty.


Because that journey

Will crack you open in uncomfortable and beautiful ways!