I'm trying to learn how to be brave, and not just for the sake of "putting myself out there", though that's important, but because it's the only way, I've found, to become my truest self.
For a long time I thought I was made to be shy and go unnoticed, observing life as others danced through it, scribbling it all down in notebooks and maybe turning it into a novel one day.
I didn't know I was made to pray for strangers at the park, dive deep into the waters of friendship, ask boldly for the things I want, celebrate the successes and joys of others with more enthusiasm than I knew I had, say yes when it's easier to say no, approach strangers in coffee shops, apply for a position I'm not qualified for, start a business when I've only had my camera for a year. I didn't know I was created to do all that. What a lovely surprise on this cloudy Thursday.