If there is one thing I've learned over the past year, it's courage. I latch on to the words strength...resilience...positivity... but really, more than anything, courage is what I've learned.
Courage is, simply put, the ability to do something that scares you.
So...why would you do something that scares you? Sometimes you have no choice. Sometimes your husband dies and you are forced to live a new life, one that is mentally, emotionally, sexually, and financially very, very different from what you knew. So you do the impossible. You dive head first into life and you cross that ocean.
Sometimes you do have a choice when it comes to doing something that scares you. You are faced with decisions, with challenges, with wants and needs, with possibilities. You have options, you have problems, you have hopes, and you have dreams. And so of course, you have fear.
The ocean may be vast. Losing sight of the shore may be the scariest thing you've ever done. The unknown is alarming. But what's across the ocean might just be more wonderful than anything you ever knew before.
And you'll never know unless you jump in and start swimming.
I only know this, because I have done it.