We’re sitting here on our comfy bed in Bali, listening to the roosters crow outside our window…all day long….lol…the cool breeze is blowing in through all the open windows, and were looking out into the peaceful jungle that surrounds our villa. We both just took hot showers, pulled on our cozies and are now getting some work done on our laptops!!

That sounds pretty amazing right..!?

Well Just a couple of hours ago, we were singing quite a different tune….We were panicked..nervous,…fearful….overwhelmed….skeered…dripping with sweat from anxiety….wanting to crawl home to mommy!!

All over a freakin Scooter!!!!

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We’ve had this scooter sitting outside of our house for 2 days now….And we just couldn’t bring ourselves to ride it.

Both of us had never ridden a scooter before…..and it’s not like your just learning to ride a scooter….no biggie…were learning how to ride in a totally different country…..where they drive on the opposite side of the road…..there is no traffic pattern….there doesn’t seem to be any rules or lights or stop signs….You just honk to let people know your passing….and you kind of just go for it and hope for the best……

We kept focusing on how hard it was going to be…that we needed more time…..that it was going to be dangerous…that we just couldn’t do it…we created all these stories and excuses in our minds….so we kept putting it off!

We are going to be living in Bali for at least a month…and if we wanted to have freedom to go to the gym….grab apples from the store….go grab dinner….go explore….without calling and paying, and having to haggle for a taxi each time….we had no choice….we had to learn to scoot!!

Plus scooter’s are just part of the Asian culture….scootin is just a way of life here!! You start riding a scooter here as soon as you can walk….well maybe not that young…but you get the idea!!! IMG_6361

So we wanted to live like the Balinese do, claim our freedom….and most importantly get over this noisy, relentless fear…..

So today we made a choice..we could continue to live in fear and be trapped like rats…..or we could release these fears….and just go for it…..so we went for it………

Well really Erran went for it, and I just sat on the back…held on tight, tried not to scream the whole time, and reminded him to slow down pretty much every second!! LOL!! I’ve been known to be little bit of a back seat driver……just a little bit! But I was his co-pilot…and were in this together!!!

Once we got cruising….it felt good…it felt freeing…it wasn’t as scary as we thought it was going to be….we found our groove….it was actually dare I say it….kinda fun!!!

We got caught in a torrential down pour…..we got lost like 5 times……we got caught in a Hindu ceremony….kind of like a parade with hundreds of people and dogs walking with baskets and props…..just a little cray cray to say the least!!

But we made it!! WE did it…..we scooted to the gym….we scooted to lunch….we scooted around town and explored…well I guess we weren’t really exploring…more like we were totally lost…..but I guess…..kind of the same thing!!

We were sitting down, enjoying our bulletproof coffee…which ps I know were a little late to the party on this one…but it was so creamy and delicious!!! OMG!!!

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Anyway were enjoying our joe…and I said to Erran ……Man I know we were scared AF, but like we did it…we are doing it…We are scootin around Bali….figuring it out as we go…but were doing the damn thing…and that’s kind of amazing!!!

We got over our fear and just went for it…..We felt the fear and did it anyway….We didn’t allow the fear to hold us back from doing something we wanted to do…We didn’t allow the fear to take away our freedom…..We didn’t let the fear keep us stuck….We didn’t let the fear keep us comfortable!!

We prayed…we asked for help in surrendering over our fear…..we decided to have fun…take our time….and just feel it out…the only way you’ll know is if you try right?….you just gotta try!!!

And so we decided to just give it a try…..

That’s the point….Fear holds so many of us back from going after what we truly desire..whatever that may be….we stay stuck…we settle…we stay close to home….we stay safe because we are fearful of the unknown….we don’t venture out to far past our cozy little comfort zones…just in case…….

But that’s the funny thing about fear…..We usually make things out to be way more scary than they really are…The truth is….it’s never as scary as you think it’s gonna be…Once you get out there and do it…you usually always find your way….and it usually always feel pretty damn good!! How many times have you said…”oh wow….that was it?” LOL!! So true right!!

We create all these stories around our fears….”What if no one likes it.” What if it doesn’t work?” “What if I look silly?” “What if I fail?” “What if people don’t understand.” “What if I get hurt?”

What if….What if….What if…..Well…. what if you never try!! What if you never go after what you truly want….What if you never take a chance….What if you never get truly honest with yourself….What if you never truly live…..What if you stay stuck….That seems way more scary!!!

You’ll never know unless you try!!

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What’s the worst thing that can happen, it doesn’t work out….or you decide it’s not for you….it wasn’t what you thought….and you end up exactly where you already are…except probably with tons of wisdom, experiences and lessons learned under your belt!

Think about it…..That’s not very scary at all….

You just have to take the first step…ease into it…ask for help….put one foot in front of the other and step out!!

Because it’s soooooo true!! Life is way more fun outside of your comfort zone…there is a whole world out there…there are so many opportunities..there is so much freedom….there is so much support….there is so much growth….there is so much joy….on the other side of your fear!!

We would have been stuck at home….with no wheels and relying on others to help us get around..had we let fear take the lead…and how much fun would that have been…not very much! We definitely wouldn’t have enjoyed our yummy butter coffee, and vegan tiramisu today…that’s for sure!!

So make a promise to yourself today…right now…..DON’T WAIT!!!!!

You will no longer allow fear to hold you back from what it is you truly desire…..you will not allow fear to hold your freedom, happiness, love, experiences, ect….hostage…you will take one small step….even just a baby step…a nudge…towards moving through that fear….Day by Day….Moment by Moment…step by step..you will surrender your fear…you will move forward..you will put yourself out there….until you are able to walk through that fear…. balls blazin…..ready to take on the world…..ready to take on your life….ready to live in your joy!!!

Our fear today was just about a scooter ride….but this lesson goes with any and every fear or limiting belief…big or small….we all have our own “stuff!!” Become aware of yours, Get intimate with it….Call it by name….and then let that shit go!!!!

There is literally no better feeling than being free, living free, living in your truth, and saying F you to fear!!!!

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