Life should not be consumed by fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure, of loss or unhappiness. Dwelling on all these things only causes pain. Being fearful, only causes regret. All of this comes from a lack of hope or even the idea of taking chances and risking it all to feel something besides pain. And if fear is all you live by, then what is the point of existence? Why walk this journey if there is nothing invigorating or enjoyable about it? WHO cares if you make mistakes, or have heart ache along the way. Those things refine who you are and make it easier to decide who you want to become and what you refuse to settle for. I feel like I have walked through life for so long just taking what has been given to me rather than taking what is rightfully mine to have. I worry too much what other people think, especially the ones I care about. But at the end of the day, who do I answer to? God, absolutely and of course myself. And at the end of the day, I want to be able to reflect on my choices and know that I am satisfied with them because I made them. Not because I lived in fear of what someone else would think or how someone else would feel.