Yesterday i went on an over 3 h long journey all by myself to get to this beautiful spot. back when i first moved to scotland i went on trips like this all the time but ever since i had to move back to germany i’ve been very anxious. too anxious to go anywhere really. when i first moved to glasgow over two months ago little things scared me like taking the bus to the city centre or talking to people because i might not understand them. but as time heals all wounds i can say that my anxiety has gotten way better, i take the bus around glasgow, talk to people (still don’t understand them but it’s fine) and now even go up to the highlands all alone to make a fool out of myself by dancing in front of a castle. these are happy days 🍃
when i spoke in front of oneonta high school last week, one of the things i talked about is how it’s so important to be willing to take leaps and risks in life.
“willing” doesn’t mean that you’re not afraid to do something—it just means that you don’t let that fear stop you.
if you keep waiting until you’re 100% ready to do something, you’ll never do it. at some point, you have to have faith that things will work out by following and doing what you feel drawn to.
all of my most rewarding experiences—commercial fishing in alaska, summiting big mountains, this summer’s road trip—have come after a little bit of “this makes me sort of nervous, but s***w it—i’m going for it anyway.”
good things definitely happen when you act in courage and faith.
photo: glacier national park, montana