Its Monday morning, the alarm sounds, and you slap the snooze button repeatedly until silence rules. Sweet, beguiling sleep is elusive, and you lose the valiant battle. Groaning, you burrow into once warm covers, hoping to block the ugly realities looming with the breaking dawn. Daylight is much scarier than the deep, dark night. Dread, despair, and the feeling of preordained defeat pushes you into your hollow cocoon of denial. Was it always this way? Do you remember when bright-eyed and bushy-tailed described your daily greeting to the day’s potential?
Courage and fear go hand in hand, two sides of the same coin, yin and yang, the shadow to the sunshine. They say those who search for bravery lack confidence in themselves. In today’s crazy upside-down world, unpredictability laced with anxiety is the name of the new game. They masquerade as procrastination, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome. Does that sound familiar to any of my writer friends?
Even sensitive, introverted, timid, and over-stressed souls can summon the audacity and inner pluck to move, listen to their Jiminy Cricket voice, and saddle up.
Can you find your untapped courage today?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer