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Being Fearless

It's that time of year again, back to school and all the craziness that come with it. I will wholeheartedly admit that the cooling temperature and shorter days makes me feel a little depressed this time of year. This is the challenge for me: stay positive, motivated, and perky. I believe that it takes a bit of courage, fight, and fearlessness to break through all the things that make us a little melancholy. I've decided to focus on these challenges and find the positivity through them.

The key to being happy is being fearless. I've come up with this idea partially on my own, partially through reading Rhonda Britton's book Fearless Living, and partially through a very important person's Life Coaching Practice, The Fearless Road. When we allow ourselves to take risks, explore, discover, and even fail we have a chance to discover who we are and what we are passionate about. I've recently been seeing this idea of fearlessness coming out in my teaching philosophy. At the end of the day we all want to be happy and if we spend our time complaining, worrying, and apologizing for who we are we will be unhappy and unfulfilled.

In light of all this, I spent my commute this afternoon being fearless and allowing myself to enjoy the cool breeze on the ferry and zone out to my iPod. That 20 minute ride refocused my energy for the rest of the day and I mentally was in a much happier place. I found myself acknowledging what I have accomplished thus far this semester and was able to see that no matter what, all the work will get done.

How do you like to be fearless? What brings you to your happy place?

~Yogi Tea Quote of the evening~ It's not life that matters, it's the courage that we bring to it.

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