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Surprisingly Accomplished: Authentic Rebel Community Journal Entry

Date: August 8, 2023

Location: My Cozy Apartment

Mood: Surprisingly Accomplished

Dear Journal,

Well, today was different, and it surprised me more than I thought it would. You see, I'm not one to take big risks or face fears head-on, but something just clicked today.

There's this bridge in town, nothing special, just your average bridge. But for some reason, every time I've had to cross it in the past, it's been a mini nightmare.

My palms would get sweaty, my heart would race, and I'd feel like my feet weighed a ton.

But today, I decided it was time to challenge that fear. It was a pretty ordinary morning, nothing remarkable, but I thought, "Why not?"

I've heard that sometimes you have to confront what scares you to make it less scary.

So, I took a deep breath and started walking towards that bridge. It's not a particularly long one, but it felt like a marathon in my head.

My heart was doing its thing, racing like it was in a hurry to get somewhere, anywhere but here.

I kept my head down for the most part, avoiding eye contact with anyone passing by. I didn't want anyone to see the nerves written all over my face. I just focused on the pavement and put one foot in front of the other.

It sounds so simple, but it felt like climbing a mountain.

And then, somehow, I was on the other side. I made it. No drama, no ghostly encounters, just me and the other side of the bridge.

It might not seem like a big deal, but to me, it was a little victory.

Now, I won't pretend that my fear of bridges is magically gone, but I've proven to myself that I can push through it, that fear doesn't have to be this unbeatable force. It's just a feeling, after all, and feelings can be managed.

So, here's to small wins and facing fears, even if it's one step at a time. Who knows, maybe next time I'll tackle something even scarier, like public speaking.

But for now, I'm content with my little bridge-conquering triumph.

Yours in surprising accomplishment, Kate

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Jen Engevik
Jen Engevik
Aug 24, 2023

Love this!! Here‘a to conquering our fears!


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