I remember when I was afraid to…
Wear anything but a black dress to a black tie event
Try a raw oyster
Get on the dance floor
Use a fax machine
Deposit money in an ATM
Compose an article on a computer
Utter a single word in French
Leave the bastard I was dating
Say no to a friend
Admit I was miserable
Speak up to a bully
I’m afraid to think where I’d be if I had stayed afraid.
“Fear will keep us from our future,” said Karen Schultz, who speaks from experience. Although she’s been a leading woman in finance (she’s vice president and director of the Raymond James Network For Women Advisors), Karen always preferred dating blue collar types,” she told me.
“I was more comfortable with them because that’s how I grew up.” Following her divorce, Karen took her friends’ advice and tried dating “a suit.”
Guess what she did last weekend? She married one.