Fear has been a constant companion for much of my life.
It started in childhood with parents caught up in their own struggles.
There was a reprieve of sorts in early adulthood, blithely believing the conventional choices would keep me safe.
It resurged like a tsunami in my 40s after realizing that the safe choices had not saved me after all.
So I took a blind risky unpopular leap into...something. I didn't exactly know what. Just knew it was a risk I had to take.
This isn't a story of one big before-and-after aha moment that changed everything in an flash. It's an ongoing adventure.
Be wary of those once-and-done stories. Yes, it can happen that way, but more often than not it slips up moment by moment, step by step, stumble by stumble.
It IS a story about realizing the life-changing value of taking risks, even the frightening ones. Of falling flat and realizing falling was better than not risking at all.
Still risking. Still falling. Still getting back up.
Anne Wade is the founder and publisher of The Soulmate Dance. She is a writer, educator, life coach, and lifelong student of soulmate relationships, devoted to expanding our understanding of all types of soulmate relationships and experiences.