FEAR is a powerful word! By: Angela Moses

If you go around being afraid, you’re never going to enjoy life. You have only one chance, so you’ve got to have fun.

Fear is a powerful word.  The great thing is we can determine how powerful.  I teach my students to not be afraid to move beyond fear.  For beyond fear is growth, courage, and new-found strengths.  I am currently having to listen to my own words and thoughts.  I will be starting a new chapter in my life in less than a week.  I will start grad school for a degree as a school counselor.  This has been something I have wanted to achieve since becoming a teacher.  Life has seemed to challenge this goal for many years.  I am registered, been accepted, and enrolled in my courses.  The past few days I have been second guessing my choice.  Am I making the right choice?  Will I be able to balance work, family, school, 2 boys in baseball, and all other things in my life??  I don’t have the answer which scares me.  What I do know is if I don’t take a leap of faith then I will never know the answer.  This is where fear can either take hold of you or it can fuel your fight to achieve your dreams. I am thankful to have a wonderful support system.  I have an amazing husband that supports me everyday, 2 wonderful boys that inspire daily, and the most amazing group of friends that give me strength each day.  The unknown path will remain unknown unless we begin the journey.  I am looking forward to finding where my journey will lead me.