Today was a normal day: Making breakfast for Astrid, running in the morning, working all day, quick lunch, reading, writing, more work. There will be 7 more normal days. And then everything will be different. I’ve been looking forward to this change for years. Still, that day when everything changes still frightens me.

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Unknown

Got it.

“Getting out of your comfort zone is crucial to actualizing your aspirations.”

Totally, dude.

My heart, my brain gets it. My lizard brain fights it.

“What ifs” are battling with my heart. That’s the human experience. Never let “what ifs” take over your life. All the news just create “what ifs”. According to the news you should just stay home, life is just too risky. There’s always a depressed pilot, a crazy bomber, some mental person waiting to hurt you.

The “What If not” cure

I will never escape the “what if” thinking prison. I tried. The only thing that worked was counter it with “what if not” thinking. For me, the fear of regretting missed opportunities is stronger than the fear of changing. Just like the fear of losing my teeth is stronger than seeing the dental hygienist.

Life is a battle. Just make the choice between “what ifs” or “what if not”. The path you choose will always win.