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January 1, 2012

Teach My Feet to Fly

This past Christmas, my big sister introduced me to a song called, River, which was sung by Lea Michelle from Glee (not originally, of course). While the song is sad and somber, there was one line of the lyrics that stuck with me.

"Teach my feet to fly...."

The word I choose to live by this year was fearless. I feel like fear can be so crippling and can hold anyone back from so much potential. Being fearless means taking a leap of faith and learning to fly on the way down. This year I want to be fearless in both my life and my business.

Sometimes I find it much easier to cling to the ground; where my feet are planted safely. It's why I'm afraid of heights and flying, because it means being okay with having my feet off the ground, and I'm not.

As I heard those lyrics sung, I could feel them sinking deep into my soul.

Teach my feet to fly....

I'm predictable by nature and I love routine, so I began to wonder what if would look like if I taught my feet to fly. It would mean getting back up after failures and trying again. It would mean that taking risks would require a fearless attitude. It would mean putting myself out there knowing that rejection could be right around the corner. 

Taylor Swift once said...

“FEARLESS is not the absence of fear. 
It’s not being completely unafraid. 
FEARLESS is having fears and  doubts. 
Lots of them. 
FEARLESS is living in spite of those things that scare you to death."

I have great plans, goals, and hopes for this upcoming year. Some of them will require me to take great leaps of faiths and trust. Others will require bravery and courage as I venture on new journeys. Some will even meaning getting on a plane and flying to new places. But I know in 365 days from now, I want to be able to look back and know that I took every shot I could, and didn't let fear steal great opportunities away from me. I want to know that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and challenged myself despite doubts.



  1. I love it friend!! I'm flying with you.

  2. Happy New Year!! I'm not a big flyer but I want to be too: )

  3. Good for you! Happy new year of fearlessness to you, from a fellow One Word-er. :)

  4. Teach feet to fly...I love it! And I love your picture that goes with it! Looking at a great year!

  5. Oooo I love this post {and your adorable blog!} Thanks for linking up! Happy New Year!


  6. Fearless is a GREAT word for 2012! I have heard two different acronyms for FEAR that help me move past fear when I'm mired in it.



    I love the word fearless and I choose to live joyfully even when fear appears in my life, because I know from experience that a positive outcome is just as likely as a negative one, and I know I am well equipped to deal with any struggles that come my way!


  7. Great post and word for 2012! visiting from Tuckers Take Tennessee