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When You Feel Afraid Of What Comes Next, This is What It Means

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I know it feels scary to be where you are right now. I know it feels like you are not sure what the next step is or whether you’re ready to make one at all. Yet, as your friend, I am here to tell you that you are ready. Not only that, but you are worthy, you are enough, and you are important.

You have done the work, done the healing, asked yourself the hard questions, and you’ve found the thing that makes your dream brighter and bigger. Now is when you leap. Now is when you jump. Now is when you do the thing you’ve been procrastinating. Forget whether you missed your shot because your purpose is not on a timeline.

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You create your path, and that path is already carved thanks to you. All you have to do is to begin walking it and nurturing yourself along the way. Plant the seeds. Let yourself bloom. Build a road others can follow you on, lined with the flowers of your dreams blossoming. Because you are not alone.

I am here for you, and others need the work that you will do. If you’re still afraid, that’s good. It means you know you can do it. It means you know you can make it. And I promise you, I’ll be there for you every single minute. I will hold you, cheer for you, and I will love you.

I know it feels scary, but one day you’ll see that the only scary thing would’ve been to not have something you care so much about to be afraid of. So go ahead. I have your back. Your destiny is waiting for you just a few steps ahead. And know that no choice you make is wrong, except for the one you were too afraid to make.

Written by Sonya Matejko
Originally appeared on Thought Catalog
When You Feel Afraid Of What Comes Next, This is What It Means
When You Feel Afraid Of What Comes Next, This is What It Means
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When You Feel Afraid Of What Comes Next, This is What It Means

Sonya Matejko

Sonya Matejko is a writer, yoga teacher, and communications consultant living in New York City. She’s on a mission to help people express and empower themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. By embracing vulnerability, Sonya hopes to move people toward their highest potential. As a communications professional with years of experience building positive brand exposure for major companies and writing for top-tier publications, she helps people rewrite and tell their stories--personally and professionally. Sonya is also a pro event host and has led workshops at spaces like The Assemblage, Shaktibarre, Awakening NY, Breather, and more. Her writing has been featured on HuffPost, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, I AM & CO, Mogul, and Yoga Magazine. In 2018, she also founded @aforceofnurture on Instagram as a dedicated home for inspiration and self-expression. Sonya completed her 200hr YTT with YogaWorks and is certified in Reiki 1, Yin Yoga, and Exhale to Inhale’s Trauma-Informed Yoga. When not leading a workshop or writing, you’ll find Sonya meeting clients for coffee or off exploring the world.View Author posts