The Fearless Lady

We grow fearless by walking into our own fears. - Robin Sharma


Let's talk about being fearless. 

According to the dictionary, fearless means: without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.

What fearless means to me: overcoming my fear and doing it anyway.

What does fearless mean to you?

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Growing up, I was not a fearless person. I very much so let my fears consume me. I would never dream of going some place on my own, going out to eat on my own, or the movies on my own. However, one day in my first post-college job one of the ladies I worked with said: "You should never be afraid to do things alone, you'll find they could be some of the best moments." Of course, I thought it was crazy talk and said something along the lines of: "Yeah, okay."

Fast forward a bit and I found myself starting to branch out and do some things on my own - such as attending concerts. Some people thought it was weird I would go alone, but if you think about it, are you really going to be talking to the person next to you while the music is at maximum voltage? Most likely, not. Is it fun to sing and dance next to someone? Yes, but if no one wants to go, why miss out on the opportunity?

Flash forward a few more years and I find myself packing up two huge roller suitcases and a carry-on bag with a few of my necessities and I'm flying 3,092 miles to move to Boston, Massachusetts. Where I knew no one. Oh, and I had never been to the city. Yeah, talk about fearless. I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, but I knew I was going to walk into my fear and figure out how I would take it.

I just passed my four year mark of living in Boston. So, walking into my fear turned out to be a good thing. Since moving to this lovely city, I've made myself face more of my fears - eating out alone, meeting new people, traveling solo {domestically + abroad!}, going to movies, and much more. I will not lie. I've been slightly terrified every time I do something new by myself. Most of the time though, I end up loving it. 

By becoming fearless, I've been able to do so much with my life. I want to share how I've overcome my fears to inspire others. Maybe someone needs to know that someone who hasn't always been outgoing - okay, let's be real, I'm still not the best at this, but I'm trying!! - is trying to not be defined by her fears. It's scary, but you may discover that you like it.

I decided to name my blog The Fearless Lady because I learned / am still learning to be fearless. It seemed to be an appropriate name for myself and things I would share. It's been a minute since I've shared a fearless post - so I'm bringing them back {starting with this one!}. I'm also revamping them a bit and will be sharing a bit more about myself. I'll be sharing some stories about me, bucket lists, how-to's for the blog and more! If you have something you'd like me to share, leave a comment below!

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Here's to living fearlessly.