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When All Else Fails: Remember the Buddy System

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Life scares the sh*t out of me sometimes.

BUT, I have also learned fear is not an excuse to hide, quit, or slow down.

I’ve learned over the years the best defense is a good offense and that just means: take action. Take baby steps. Millimeter baby steps if that works better. Move forward. Even when you are so full or fear and self doubt, it would be easier not to.

REMEMBER…you are fearless and fabulous. I am too. We all are. It’s like a muscle that doesn’t get worked or a skill that doesn’t get practiced. Our “Be Fabulous Muscle” is never gone….it just needs to be “flexed” and pushed a bit.

And if all else fails, go to the Buddy System.

Remember in your younger years at summer camp? No one walked into the woods (unfamiliar turf) or went into the lake (deep waters) without a “buddy.” Counselors would periodically cease all activity and do a “buddy check.” You and your buddy would join hands, and raise them high in the air so counselors could see you. They could see you were accounted for and safe.

Adult life is like that too. Find a buddy. Find someone who also wants to cross the bridge, venture into unfamiliar turf, or tackle deep waters…but is just as afraid as you. Hold each others hand, hold them high in the air, and take one step.

Then another.

And another.

There’s safety in numbers 🙂

To The Cool Women Who Have Touched My Life.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. 
 
So love the people who treat you right. 
Love the ones who don’t just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
I am only as strong as the wine I drink, the hairspray I use and the friends I have. To the cool women that have touched my life… here’s to you!
What would most of us do without our sisters, confidants and shopping, lunching, and traveling girls?
YOU ROCK. Pass it on!