Embracing Discomfort

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For so long ‘discomfort’ has been a bad thing. Something to avoid, to steer around, to numb against.

Language of feeling ‘peace’ instead cloaked feelings of fear, steeling me against being vulnerable or taking any risks.

People might disagree with me, condemn me (which for a Type 1, Wing 2 on the Enneagram is a death strike), or skim over what I have to offer.

When I read Brene Brown’s admissions of ‘keeping her work small’ to avoid these same threats, I was convicted. “That’s exactly what I’m doing.”

So I decide to let go of control, to be brave and vulnerable, find kindred spirits and connect with other writers.

It may be messy, unpredictable, scary and hard. But I decide to face the wind and feel the discomfort.

I choose to ‘dare greatly’.

Linking up for Five Minute Friday, a community of fellow writers who write for 5 minutes every Friday together on a prompt.

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10 comments

  1. It’s funny, but I referenced several personality types in my post, too :). I’ve never heard of the test you mention, though. Bravo for you for doing brave and reaching out to others via your blog (I love your blog name, by the way 🙂 ). Welcome to Five Minute Friday :).

    1. Thanks Anita! Great to read your post as well and to link up with other brave writers. I’m pretty excited about the Enneagram, it has been the best way for me to understand myself and the way I behave under stress and growth. Thanks for reading!

  2. Brilliant thoughts, and I’ve posted on a barely together website that I’m transferring posts across to from my old blogger account. Good thing we’re all in such great company!

    1. So true! I just ‘launched’ this website yesterday after transferring from my old blogger account 🙂 Sounds like we are going on a similar journey! xx

  3. Good thoughts! Discomfort is not nice and yet so needed in our lives.
    A big YES to daring greatly, may you be brave with your words and your life! Happy Friday!

    1. Thank you Helen, that is very kind 🙂 I’m excited to be connecting with other writers and feel as if I have so much to learn from you all!

  4. Welcome, Emma! It’s fantastic to meet you. I’m so glad you decided to brave and vulnerable and launch a new blog. Love the name of it and your photos! Isn’t Brene awesome? I hope you’ll join is FMF again. From one courage writer to another (#57)

    1. So great to meet you too 🙂 Just read your ‘lone rangers’ piece and can see I have definitely come to the right place! Thanks so much for connecting with me 🙂

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