Fear – Live your Life {Vancouver WA & Portland OR}

Why does FEAR hold such power of us?

Fears of failure, embarrassment, being injured (might be helpful here), falling short of expectations, ….

I’ve been told by a few people how BRAVE I am in starting my own business. When I think about that I have to laugh because I honestly didn’t realize that was what I was doing. I was just finding the courage to become a photographer. To be able to say with confidence I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER meant pushing through fear…




When I began I seriously did not deliberately set out to start a BUSINESS – and yet that is what I have  😎 If I had started with the idea of starting a business I would still be waiting. I needed to take this one step at a time. It is SCARY in the business world for me. But less scary when I take it one step, one bite, one breath at a time.

Prayer has been tremendously helpful. Through prayer I have felt comforted, encouraged, doors have open, opportunities are provided. 


Is there something in your life that scares you? Can you break it down into steps, bites, breaths? 



Fear stops me in other areas of my life. One of my bucket list items is to be able to walk across a log that is suspended at least 5 feet above the ground/water. When I hike and find a log on the ground I practice. It infuriates me that I have no problem while on the log is on the ground but the minute I try to walk across a log over a canyon or river or over the ground I FREAK OUT. I feel like I am losing control of my body which seems to want to throw me violently over the edge. Because I know it is simply a mind game makes me crazy! I watch helplessly as people scamper over logs crossing a creek I know its all in my head!

Fear can obviously be healthy in some areas but is it blocking you from doing something that you really want/should do? Something you would be AWESOME at?

Fear can be conquered.




  1. Shannon Drake March 2, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Scamper over logs? Not me….

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