I really just want to start off by saying that I really really love writing my #lettersbylindsay posts, guys. I feel like I'm having a heart to heart over coffee with you. And today, I want to do just that as I put my some of my hopes and fears out there in the open.
I was inspired to chat about this after going back to catch up on my podcasts (I've been binge re-listening to Harry Potter for a couple months and got way behind) and heard the Being Boss episode with Meg Keene. First of all, she's a total boss and I totally have both of her books sitting on the couch next to me right now. But what stood out to me the most in the episode was when she discussed the list of dreams and the list of fears she keeps with her, and how when she reopened that list recently how she was able to see the PROOF the 100% of her fears WERE NOT TRUE.
Doesn't that seem kind of crazy? And kind of amazing?!
That part of the episode just really put things into perspective for me. We all carry fears of some sort, but how often are we letting fear take the wheel and steer our lives without ever really knowing it? Because even though fears may be completely and utterly false, they feel SO undeniably true!
I don't want to led false fear lead my life, so I decided the best thing I could do was pull a Meg Keene myself.
I sat down with my favorite pen and a clean sheet of paper and decided to make my own lists to carry with me. I want my HOPES list to be my compass. Something I can look to that will motivate me and drive me in the right directions. But I want my fears list to serve as a warning and a reminder. A warning that this list is the wrong kind of motivation. A reminder that what feels realistic to me is probably a lie I'm telling myself.
If you feel comfortable sharing your own hopes and fears, I'd love to see everyone write their own lists! How powerful would it be if we all were able to prove ourselves wrong by simply being able to look back in a year and see how those fears never came to be?
PS. We're taking a spring break of sorts from the blog next week! We'll be back to our normally scheduled programming on April 4th. We'll miss you, but we're pretty stoked to be traveling with our families and want to enjoy every second. See you in a week(ish).