I get pretty scared and over-anxious a lot. But I've done this all my life. Worry about things that haven't happened and might never happen. Which sometimes keep me stuck in the present. At times, it's a roller coaster ride of highs: I can do this! I have a great support system! And then lows: I'll never be able to do this. It's too much.
Achieving that balance is something we all strive for. I hate roller coasters. I like calm waters, a gliding canoe ride is just fine with me. We paddle a little. We get from point A to B. The canoe might tip, but that's why we have life jackets.
Amidst talk of life insurance for terminally ill people, the scare of last night's fall, an uncertain future, I know I have a good life. I have love, I have support, I have faith, I have so much. I know this and it's my life jacket and it's an amazing feeling. It gives me balance.