It's Father's Day here in Australia. That's a little difficult for me. When I was 17 years old, after being on the receiving end of one of his drunk and abusive tirades, I told my father he had a choice: clean up his act or he'd no longer have contact with me. He decided to … Continue reading Anxiety, Family and Expectations
We are what we learn, but all that can be unlearned if we choose to.
I was cautiously optimistic when I woke up this morning. Sure, I felt tired, but I was hopeful that I’d managed to score more hours sleep than what it was beginning to feel like. 6:34 am. Crap.
Two weeks ago, I decided to be more active about facing my fears rather than overthinking. Rather than going off on crazy thought tangents working out all the possibilities, back stories and evil intentions, I decided that I should talk directly to whoever is concerned. So in order to learn and grow from past relationship faults, I decided to get in contact with those who were in the best position to give me more information, the experts if you will, my exes. What could possibly go wrong?
That’s when I decided that the best way to be free of fear is to address it. Head on. Rather than over-thinking what I thought were my faults in past relationships, why didn’t I ask the people involved directly. Why didn’t I start by contacting my exes? So I did. That’s how the Perception Project began.
I only just realised how much I was letting fear keep me stuck. I always thought I was someone who didn’t scare easily. I mean I like adrenaline sports, so that makes me brave. Right? Clearly, not so much.
This is my year of trying new things and focusing on inner wellbeing, so today I stepped into a salt-filled pod, shut the door, and bobbed away.
When I finally started to write this blog that had been rattling around in my head, I needed a name. This is the creation story of that.