We drove through an area with wild horses! Amazing. They were grazing all around. Sometimes I wonder where that person went that used to be free. When did I stop feeling truly free? Life. Work. Routine.
I look at that horse and I see freedom. As an avid horseback rider in my younger years, nothing compares to the feeling to riding a horse through a field at a high speed. It's a great sense of freedom. I remember that.
But right now, I feel bogged down often. Not this weekend now. This weekend I did feel free, but many days I don't. I feel filled with worry and stress, I am tired and exhausted and sometimes even sad. I do think I am tackling my "year of less fear" actually rather well. That can't mean that everything is butterflies and cupcakes though.
Step by step I am working on removing stressors from my life. Even if it scares the shit out of me.
Anxiety and fear doesn't need to stop us from living our lives. Oh wait, that was a message to me: Anxiety and fear shouldn't stop you for enjoying your life whole heartedly. We only have one of these precious ones.
I wanted to end with a kickass quote like this one:
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
But then I saw this one and it strangely feels like a hug:
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Hugs folks. :) And I LOVE that photo. I knew the second I took it, that I would love it.