October 31, 2011

Fear Changes Everything

This past weekend was probably one of the most epic in the life of One Tree Hill and I missed out on it all. Why? Because I let my fear grow bigger than my faith and my abilities. It saddens me how much I let fear keep me from doing some of the things I love.

There I was already on the East Coast when I heard wind of this Evening with One Tree Hill and although I didn't have tickets to go, I could have easily taken that flight to spend some time in the places the show is filmed.

What happened? I thought about the money I would have to spend. Money I could have spent but didn't want to deal with the stress after returning home. I also thought about what I would be leaving behind for another four days on top of the week I'd already been gone - work, love, friends.

I agreed when I made my decision not to go that I wouldn't be sad or beat myself up over it, but how couldn't I? My poor decision-making led to my missing out on valuable time with some incredible souls in a magical place.

I know it may sound silly to some of you reading, if not most, but if you know me then you know my love for this television show, the actor/actresses and the writers. This was my ONE chance to see them all before they are done filming this month and I blew it.

No regrets? No. I certainly have my regrets but I always remember to take my lessons learned with me. Next time, I'm buying those damn plane tickets and eating bread and water all weekend ;)

And there you go again One Tree Hill, teaching me lessons I will value for life.

"...because most of the time the greatest rewards come from doing the things that scare you the most."

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