To me, being fearless doesn’t mean being without fear. I believe being fearless is taking on the things that scare you most. Being fearless means being unafraid and unapologetic about who you are. It means being brave enough to identify what you fear and facing it head on, even when your instincts tell you to run away.
Fearlessness is something that I believe should be admired, which is why I’m so excited to share my latest series with y’all: Fearless Friday! Every Friday, I’ll be sharing stories of brave people and how they’ve faced their fears.
Today, I’d like to introduce y’all to Farrah from Fairyburger. Read her fearless story below!
Hi everyone! I’m Farrah–a medical student and healthy living lifestyle blogger with a few billion interests in between (lifting weights, music, cooking, dancing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the outdoors, and of course, writing/blogging, to name a few). Fairyburger chronicles my attempts to find a balance with excerpts of my life in med school, healthified recipes, and topics in health/medicine/fitness. :]
What does being fearless mean to you?
Fearlessness to me means going after your dreams, no matter how far off they seem. It’s about pushing through and making yourself keep going even when it gets rough, venturing out of your comfort zone, and never getting truly “comfortable,” in the sense that you always strive to be better, and do better.
Share a story where you had to overcome a fear.
I could talk to you about the wonderful road of getting into and almost-through medical school (I’m in my last year!), but I think I’ll spare you! (It’s on my blog if you’re interested!)
I’ve never been one to enjoy being in the spotlight or enter any competitions (thanks to said spotlight), but I try to kick myself out of my comfort zone whenever possible–in my first year of med school, a friend saw me lifting at our school gym and asked if I’d ever thought about entering a powerlifting competition. I’d never known that those even existed, so he said he’d train with me since he was planning on competing too.
His schedule didn’t end up working with the national powerlifting competition we were going to enter, but I figured I’d go it alone anyway, and I ended up setting a state record with my deadlift for the federation I lifted under! I’ve since set state records in all three lifts, and am hoping to someday beat national records, if free time in residency is not in fact a myth!
Whose fearlessness do you admire and why?
I am drawn to people who…(1) aren’t afraid to be themselves, and (2) work to follow their passion(s) in life. :]
What song makes you feel fearless?
“One More” by Superchick! :]
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