In her Golden Globe acceptance speech, Amy Adams thanked her daughter for teaching her to accept joy and let go of fear.
This is a lesson we all need to be reminded of.
Amy Adams found it through becoming a mother.
I have found it through accepting I will never be a mother.
Choosing to change my life, practicing happy, finding my definition of a childfree life and living it all out loud has meant feeling the fear but doing it all any ways.
Being brave, living authentically and showing up means we feel fear and discomfort. Rather than letting go of the fear, I challenge all of us to push through it.
Feel the fear, and do it anyways.
Because this is growth.
Moving through this fear allows us to trust the bravery that is required to accept joy.
If you are living your truth authentically, loving wholeheartedly, finding your faith and being brave enough to connect and practice vulnerability you are pushing through fear to accept joy.
Which is what life needs to be about. It is here you will find yourself, your journey, your happiness.
It is here that ever upward lies.
Step toward it.
Open yourself up to it.
And fight like hell for it!