I’ve been surfing the Kendi Everyday archives from my sickbed the past couple of days [just because I love her], and I stumbled upon this Kendi-ism that I really want to share.
“To this year and every year hereafter, I not only pledge to be fearless I pledge to fear less. I will not be afraid of my inabilities nor afraid of my abilities. I will not be afraid of failure or of success. I will not be afraid to be perfectly flawed or completely imperfect. I will not be afraid of life, no matter how big and scary or small and dull it may be. I will be fearless.”
As I read these words yesterday, their power and their applicability to my own life just crashed into me like an epiphany. 2013 is a year of uncertainty for me: I’m hoping to graduate college [assuming I don’t make any more Ds…]. I’m hoping to retake the MCAT. I’m hoping to apply to medical school [and get accepted]. and for now all I know for certain is that I’m taking a year off of school…and I do not yet know what I’ll be doing to fill that time. but I will not be afraid of things to come. I will look into the face of all this uncertainty and embrace it like an old friend. like Kendi, I will be fearless and I will fear less. and life will be great, no matter what happens.
happy new year, everyone!