My best friend Bryce is one of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. Recovered heroin addict, recovered Mormon (just kidding relax), ultra marathoner, entrepreneur, yogi, world traveler. He’s a doer. He is willing to be vulnerable in order to learn and experience things fully. The fear of losing him recently has inspired me to do something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but have been too afraid of what people would think. You guessed it – start a fucking blog. It was literally as simple as saying WWBD or What Would Bryce Do?
I enjoy writing about uplifting things, about love, and about pushing outside of my/your comfort zone. I haven’t had a great place to do that, and have given myself so many excuses. One thing I’ve been reminded of through this experience with Bryce is that life is really, really short and that there is no better time to do the things we want to do than RIGHT NOW. Whether it be traveling, asking for a promotion, taking up dancing, or starting a blog, start doing them now. There will rarely ever be a time when the stars align and it becomes easy, comfortable or convenient. We have to get used to doing things when we are scared or uncomfortable and when they are inconvenient and hard.
I’m scared of what people will think of the words I write. I’m scared of what people will think of me for even starting a blog. “Who does he think he is?” I know that that feeling will probably always be there and may even get worse at some point. But those are just feelings. I know that fulfillment, excitement, and growth all happen when I’m at least a little bit afraid.