15 Confessions

15 Confessions: Blogging Edition

I can’t keep my own secrets. Perhaps this is an occupational hazard of being a writer. And perhaps this is why 15 Confessions is one of my favorite features of my blog.

In May, I shared a 15 Confessions post about cancer on WriteousBabe.com. It was quite the hit. I’m not sure I’ll ever top that one, honestly. But I’m pulling back the curtain once again, nonetheless.

Today I’m sharing 15 blogging confessions.


15 Confessions: Fearless Female Edition

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

Audre Lorde

This quote by Audre Lorde is one of my favorites, but honestly, it’s one to which I can’t completely relate.

Sure, I try to be deliberate in all I do. But I am afraid of plenty.

I try to pretend as if I’m not. My bio on Facebook is “Fearless, Feminist Freelancer” and all summer I’ve been toting around a pink notebook that boasts “Fearless Female” on the cover.

And as a woman of faith, I try to hold tight to verses like Proverbs 31:25, which reads, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”

But the days to come often keep me up at night.

So today I’m confessing my fears, not because I want you to say something that will ease them (you can’t), but because I want other women dealing with these fears to know they are not alone. And I want you to see how I feel the fear and do it all anyway so that you can, too.