“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.” — Elbert Hubbard

If you’ve been reading my posts over the past few days, you probably saw that I was traveling to Boston for the weekend.  I am relocating here for work and flew up for an apartment hunting trip.  And I am happy to report that it was successful…mission accomplished!  🙂

From the minute I booked my travel, I was really nervous about driving in the snow.  Honestly, I thought about it at least 10 times a day.  I’ve driven in Boston before but never during a snowmageddon!  I’ve been asking everyone I know for tips and tricks on how to get around with so much snow on the ground.  I even asked someone at the airport!  My fear over the whole thing was taking over my thoughts.  However, once I got in the car, took a few deep breaths, and started driving, I realized that I was going to be ok.  Even through some rough traffic, I made it to my hotel in one piece!  I was so proud of myself!  This got me thinking about how so many people probably let fear control their lives.  And believe me, it’s easy to let that happen.  My example is a little silly, but there have been other times in my life where I almost let fear make my decisions for me.  I’ve learned over my short 27 years of life that in order to get something out of it, you have to put something in, and that requires taking risks and taking advantage of the opportunities that come your way.  I know this sounds cheesy, but you really can’t go wrong if your heart is in the right place.  I’m not saying that people should take unreasonable risks.  What I am saying is that we shouldn’t hold ourselves back from what we are truly capable of. 

If you’ve always wanted to run a marathon, go for it!  If you really want to go to Europe, make it happen!  If your dream is to be a teacher, do what it takes to get there!  Don’t let fear cause you any regrets!  That’s enough of the deep, philosophical stuff for today… 🙂  More to come later…promise!

I do quickly want to talk about my lunch today.  My realtor and I stopped at a mall food court for lunch because we were crunched for time.  As I was looking around, a sign for “Regina Pizzeria” caught my eye!  For those of you live in or have visited Boston, I hope you had the opportunity to go to the North End and try this pizza.  It’s some of the best I’ve ever had!  The sauce is sweet and spicy, the mozzarella cheese is gooey and fresh, the veggies are perfectly cooked, and the crust is a little chewy but very light.  And although I was in the boonies and not the North End, my slice of pizza reminded me of the fun times that are to be had in Boston!  I am really going to miss AZ and Tucson A LOT, but I am also excited to call Boston(ish) home for the next few months. 🙂

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Overcoming Your Fears”
  1. Haha I was sooooo scared of the same thing!! And just like you, a few deep breaths did the trick. I am moving next weekend….how about you?

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