Posted by: aidshike | December 23, 2013

Looking fear in the face

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

I have been dealing with tremendous fear that I will not be able to continue with the Aids Hike project and move forward…that I will not be able to do the work necessary to make things happen… that I do not have the strength, courage and confidence to break through my fears… and that I will not be able to do the things I think I cannot do.

Ironically the project is partially about what we, as HIV+ people, CAN do and accomplish despite the odds of staying alive, especially through the times I have already survived in the mid to late 80’s to 90’s. Partially because of these horrors I have witnessed and been through.I have an imprint in my mind of all the times I have had set backs due to physical health challenges and now I must create a new print of accomplishing things when I DON’T have the set backs or lack of good health blocking my way… like the other classic Roosevelt quote

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself”

Franklin D. Roosevelt in his first inaugural speech

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