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  • I want to learn. I want to know everything. I want to have conversations about literature, art, science, religion, cooking, animals, music, sports, cars. I want to go to school forever. I want to travel to every single country in the world. I want to learn every language, to taste every food, swim in every ocean. I want to skydive, scuba dive, skinny dip, climb mountains, walk barefoot through forests, dance. Every book is waiting to be read. Every airplane is an open invitation. Every person could be the one. Opportunity beckons.
    So why don't I answer?
    The only thing stopping me from all of these adventures and more (aside from a decided lack of funding) is fear.
    Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, even fear of success.
    My life is so comfortable where I am, with my loving family, supportive friends, fully furnished apartment, and suitable job. My bubble. My safety net. Why would I ever leave it all?
    But maybe my safety net is the reason I can do everything.
    Even if I do fail, my wonderful life and my people will still be there with me, like they always have been.

    So I'm going to do it. I'm going to do everything. All of the above, and then some.
    I'm going to write my music, travel the world, read every piece of literature I can get my hands on. I'm going to fall in love again and again until I get it right. I'm going to ask questions, research, exercise my curiosity. I'm going to live in the mountains, and then maybe in a big city, then in the country. Maybe I'll start my own business.
    I never want to allow fear to stop me from doing something I truly want, from being who I want to be. The world has too much to offer and I'm not going to miss any of it.
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