Monday, February 3, 2014

Why are we afraid of the unknown?

I have lived in New York for over thirty years, but as I get older, I am getting tired of the cold weather.  I decided that I would like to leave the snow behind and headed south, I bought a house in Florida.

Challenge number one I needed to learn to drive. Did that and got my license, OK.  While I am excited and happy, I am also a little apprehensive.  I bought a car with the latest technology to make sure I will always be able to find my way home, however I cannot take myself out of my comfort zone.

There are so many places to go and so many things to see and do.  I'm a captive of my own  fearfulness (smile, writing my truth).  I am here since December and have driven less than a thousand miles.  I am never an explorer, but I will try to move past the boundaries I have set and explore my new city.  Wish me well.  What can go wrong? When I first got my car I was so nervous at the dealership. I knew how to get home from the airport, but this was not the airport. I asked, how do I get home from here, my salesman said don't worry she will take you home, I was home in twenty minutes.

Fear of the unknown will cripple us and make us unable to enjoy the fullness of life. As I am writing I am challenging myself to go out and explore.