"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear.
Many of us would enter a tiger's lair before we would enter a dark cave.
While caution is a useful instinct,
we lose many opportunities and much of the adventure of life
if we fail to support the curious explorer within us."
- Joseph Campbell
I have begun a very interesting journey today . . . facing my blocks and fear about GUESS WHAT?
I'm not going into a lot of detail about it, but I finally looked at my finances int he eye in an honest way for the first time in a very long time.
I have been avoiding the subject for a long time, like seriously keeping my head in the sand, but this past week my best friend gave me a kick in the butt (very nicely, by the way), and I finally sat down and did a pseudo budget and guess what I learned:
I have enough money! I also have a great job I love, a beautiful house, and I can provide for my amazing children and for all we need.
I am okay.
What was so very horrifying about my fear of money was not actually learning about it, doing a budget, and beginning to navigate the idea of investing . . .
What was horrifying and the worst was . . .
MY FEAR ABOUT IT
not the actual thing . . .
Anyway, within about two hours of spending time talking through my financial situation, I felt like I was on the road to financial empowerment. I mean, I have a lot to learn--I totally know that--but I know I'm stepping in the right direction, with no shame and no apologies.
Today I faced my fear, and I came out the other side, and it gives me so much
to face more of my fears.
Fear . . . NOT!