I heard the best advice today:
"There are two ways to look at fear:
F*ck everything and run, or face everything and recover."
Fear is something I really struggle with, daily. Big, irrational, incapacitating fears, like earthquakes, tsunamis, and nuclear warfare. Regular fears, like spiders and air travel. And normal, everyday anxieties about moving across the country, starting grad school, leaving my family and everything I've ever known.
Well, universe, I'm not a very good runner. But I can sure as hell recover like a boss. Bring it on.