i feared

Vox closed last month. Spent a few weeks deciding where to move my blog to. After exporting to both wordpress and typepad, I decided on Blogger. It just seems right for me. It was a bit of an effort to get the blog to the correct format so that blogger could import it. Here we are, so it was a success for the most part.

While browsing through some older emails I found this:

I Feared

I feared being alone
until I learned to like myself.
I feared failure until I realized
that I only fail when I don’t try.
I feared success until I realized that I had
to try in order to be happy with myself.
I feared people’s opinions until I learned
that people would have opinions about me anyway.
I feared rejection
until I learned to have faith in myself.
I feared pain until I learned
that it’s necessary for growth.
I feared the truth until
I saw the ugliness of lies.
I feared life until
I experienced its beauty.
I feared death until I realized
that it’s not an end, but a beginning.
I feared my destiny until I realized
that I had the power to change my life.
I feared hate until I saw
that it was nothing but ignorance.
I feared ridicule until
I learned how to laugh at myself.
I feared growing old until
I realized that I gained wisdom every day.
I feared the future until
I realized that life just kept getting better.
I feared the past until
I realized that it could no longer hurt me.
I feared the dark until
I saw the beauty of the starlight.
I feared the light until
I learned that the truth would give me strength.
I feared change until I saw
that even the most beautiful butterfly
had to undergo a metamorphosis
before it could fly…