Have you ever been afraid?
I suppose that is a bad question–of course you have. Though the world teaches us to put on a brave face, fear is universal. Let me try again:
Have you ever not been afraid?
I wish I could brush this question off. I know the answer should be simple, but in reality fear is totally and inseparably a part of my story. For most of my life not only have I lived in fear, but I have been defined, driven, and diminished by it.
Fear has been such an unshakable part of who I am, I’m not sure if I have ever really been free from it. And you know what? That scares me.