“My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.”
I ran across this quote sometime last week. It struck me so forcefully that I immediately made it my Facebook status…and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
I am not the brave one. I don’t take risks. I have a soul-gripping fear of the unknown, and it doesn’t have to be the “great” unknown. Shopping at an unfamiliar grocery store is enough to raise my anxiety levels. People say “Oh! You’re so brave to live where you do!” I am here to dispel the myth. No bravery. Not even a squeak. I am one of five children, and all four of my siblings will tell you that I’m not the brave one. No taking risks. Slow and steady. And boring.
I don’t think I’m alone. …
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