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Just Jump

Remember that song, well lets be honest you probably won’t unless you were crazy about the Dixie Chicks like I was, but there was this song, Cowboy Take Me Away. I used to sing it to the top of my lungs in my car on the way to work everyday, on the way home, on the way to church, yah I said it, lol, everywhere.

When I went to look up the song for this blog I realized I was totally singing the song wrong, here is their version:

“I said, I wanna touch the earth, I wanna break it with my hands.”

My, much better and sensible version:

“I said, I wanna touch fear, I wanna break it with my hands.”

So you can see why my version is better right? No seriously, all joking aside, coming into the new year that song, after not hearing it for almost 7 or 8 years, has been playing out in my mind, well my version of the line. I do want to break fear with my hands, get rid of it and put it in a place where it can’t stop me from following my dreams.

In 2016 I have plans for my business and even though adversities are bound to happen, and fear of everything will probably rear it’s ugly head, I want to break it in my hands and keep it moving.  For some people fear could mean staying safe, safe in the same photography style but your heart really wants to try something new, safe at that 9-5 that you know brings in a nice paycheck, safe… and warm… and cozy… all snug as a bug in a rug. I don’t want to always play it safe, cause safe can sometimes mean lack of growth and I want to continue to grow, develop and push myself into areas I never imagined. There have been times when I jumped into something heart pounding scared to death, but I closed my eyes and jumped! There have been other times I sat paralyzed and just wanting to be…safe.

Now I am not saying go get all willy nilly and quit your job, sell your house, move to Tuscany and open a bread and breakfast….or am I??

 

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