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March 10, 2010


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well said Christen- and I agree! I find as I get older I definitely get more confident and comfortable in my skin, and don't fear much!

Shannan Teubner

Boy, this is amazing. Totally need this tattooed to my forehead. ;) Love it.




I'm so glad to see this! And to hear it's inside your new journal. I hope you get the time to play in it more! <3 kira


This is so true. I have done the same thing. I find that I'm being too safe something comes at me that shows me my strength. I don't always like it, but I've learned a lot from those experiences. Now I look back and think, if I could handle that, I can certainly handle this.


Christen, here's a statistic I learned a long time ago: 98 per cent of what we fear does not happen.

You might stumble, you might trip (that's life, we all do), but you won't fail -- you'll just get better and stronger.


good for you christen! copy and paste this everywhere, stamp it on your hand, shout it to the moon!

kelly snelling

this really is good news. i lived my life afraid for a long time but it didn't seem to stop me from being a big risk taker. i was just secretly anxious as i jumped out of the plane. but, eventually, i decided not to be afraid anymore. it was too heavy with all those worries in my mind. it is an effort to let go of it all but so much lighter to jump boldly. i hope you find it is a blessing. :0)


Great message Christen! Perfect for a title for your journal. :)
Much Love



Caity O'Connor

I almost should have this as a tattoo...


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You'll find this on the inside of my new journal. Lately, I've been consumed by thoughts of strength ... my own and others'. The truth is, I've lived most of my life cautiouasdfsly, afraid of ... I don't even know what. I over think a lot of my actions and decisions. And I'm realizing how much I've missed out on because I've been afraid. Afraid that I may embarrass myself, or fail, or a number of other things.

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