I will not fear my dreams

Categories: Education, Exercise, Life, Musings
Find me on Google+

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.
– Henry David Thoreau

Monday I wrote a post about how some day I will run the Boston Marathon. I finished and published the post and then went to link to it from Twitter. That’s when I discovered I had published my post just minutes after two bombs went off at the finish line for the Boston Marathon.

In a comment on that post Brett’s mom asked me if the Boston Marathon was still on my life list.


Most definitely.

I will not let terrorists make me afraid of my dreams.

I can think of a lot of dreams I have gone after that involved a level of fear of some kind. Leaving home for college the first time. Flying to Brasil for my mission (had a panic/anxiety attack on the plane). Walking into both an elementary classroom and a college classroom for the first time as a teacher. Moving to continue my education to a state where I only knew one person (and it was a rather complicated relationship at that point). Completing the oral exams for my degree. Pursuing parenthood. Even stepping up to the starting line of my first marathon in 1997.

But I did all those things.

I have never let fear keep me from my dreams, no matter the source of that fear. I’m not going to start now. Fear from inside me has not stopped me, I refuse to let fear from the outside stop me. I refuse to let terrorists limit the fulness of my life. They don’t get to win.

7 shared thoughts about I will not fear my dreams

  1. Brett says:
    1 person giggled

    Iddo and I will be at the finish line cheering you on!

    Oh, and I will not fear my dreams either… except that one where I’m standing on the 50-yard line in the Superbowl in my underwear being expected to sing the National Anthem in Yiddish. :brett:

  2. mama g says:

    I remember saying good-bye to you at Snow Hall at BYU. It was a blood, sweat and tears moment, for both of us. 🙁

    • Giggles says:

      I’m really hoping Iddo gets Brett’s nose because the fact that mine bleeds so badly for no reason at all so often is rather annoying.

  3. HeidiAphrodite says:

    I will be at the finish line, too!

  4. Whitney says:

    I noticed your post too on the same day of the bombing. I was reading blogs and didn’t feel right commenting on anything, just felt so sad for those people. Glad to hear you won’t let it keep you from your dreams. We all need to dream more and pout less!!

  5. Denice says:

    You go girl!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

smile big grin lol joy wink tongue sideways silly pouty sad crying surprised shock unsure huh cool pinched annoyed whistle w00t sleep sick angry read love kiss heart check computer lightbulb game pacman sun moon star snow cactus daisies pansy elephant penguin turtle butterfly bird cow owl apple pencil party car tractor run infertility