There are a lot of four letter words. remove your mind from going down the dark tunnel-or the gutter. Seriously stop it! Okay. Back on track now. I find it interesting that several very important words that shape our lives are 4 letters. Love and fear are two that I think can shape people and how they handle life.
As a child I knew a lot of fear. Fear of failure, fear of getting lost, fear of change, fear of being unwanted, fear, fear, fear. I was afraid of everything. I actually went to a teacher in the sixth grade and requested to have a separate role in the class so that I was never be put on the spot during class. I was so afraid of ridicule.
Well as an adult those fears stayed and grew worse until my life could be boiled down to one problem-I wasn’t living, I was hiding. Writing has become my outlet. In away I still hide behind my words, but at the same time my fear gives me plots and imperfect heroines and heroes.
Why do I share a huge flaw in my character so openly in my blog and in my writing? I hope it shows someone, anyone, that sometimes our worst bits of humanity are what make life interesting. No one wants to read about a perfect person.
Good news for my readers. I haven’t outgrown all my fears. Some are soul deep, so I guess that means more reading material for you 🙂
Words to live by though-learn to control your fear so that it never controls you.