Action trumps fear…

Yesterday, I spent the day with my niece, Mesa, who if you’ve been to the blog before might remember just graduated from high school! We decided to take a trip to Ikea to get dorm-room supplies and to spend time together just being girls…

Since we’re in Portland we had to, of course, stop off at our fave coffee joint, Stumptown, in order to brave the deep waters that is known as: Ikea.

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I knew we were in deep when we spent 30 minutes in the first 20 feet of the store…BEFORE we event got to the couches…yeah…yikes! We talked about what she might need, what she might want, what other people might do, how she doesn’t want to do what everyone else is doing…

And, at some point near the shelving section, I said, “you know, sometimes you just have to make a decision and stick with it…” Pretty much I was talking to myself at that point (partially because she’s a phone-addicted teenager, and partially because I keep telling myself this, over and over this week).

“Just make a decision, then tell others about it, then follow through on it and GET IT DONE (comma Kathryn!)!!” I have been saying out loud to others…and quietly to myself.

Anywho, somewhere in there she heard me…in all of my ramblings about how I want to learn to be a doer, and not just a planner/thinker/intentions-but-not follow-through-er. Something stuck. And we proceeded to make decisions throughout the store…including the best decision of the day…getting a one-dollar soft-serve vanilla cone at the end of our successful shopping trip.

I’ve found myself telling others about taking action…in hopes that they hear me, but more in hopes that I’ll hear myself. Whenever I am fearful, but take action anyway…my heart-rate slows and I can breathe deeply, knowing that I can be a doer, if only it’s one step at a time.

Here’s to Tuesday/DO-day!!

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