Not too long ago, an old friend from home called me to get together and catch up. “Sure, let’s meet at 9 pm then” I said. Last time I saw her, she mentioned she wanted to go to Madrid to study abroad. When I asked her how was it? She responded: “It was great, until it lasted!” I was confused by her answer... What happened?
Two weeks after her arrival to Madrid, she decided to pack all her belongings and head back home. From one day to another, she just said “I’m leaving!” I couldn’t imagine what was I hearing. But why though?
“I was scared of the terrorists attacks… When I was in Madrid, there were multiple threats of attacking another city in Europe. That city could have been Madrid, so to play it safe I just decided to go back home…”
If you live in fear, is that living at all? Fear can be a terrible thing, and it restricts us from experiencing new things in life. My mom always used to say: “ When your time comes, it comes.”
Living means overcoming your fears. When fear gets in the way of living the life you wanted, then that is not living life to the fullest. Life happens outside your comfort zone.
I agree with being afraid of terrorist attacks, specially when visiting Europe in the present day. But to stop doing what you want because something might or might not happen is a waste of your life. My friend had a great opportunity to learn, grow up, meet new people and experience new things…. all of that to the trash. For me, that’s like throwing away a part of your soul to the garbage. Don’t you think?
PS - Of course, there were no terrorist attacks during those 4 months she was supposed to stay in Spain…
Live life to the fullest and take advantage of what life brings to you, some opportunities just come once in a lifetime.
About The Author
Mariella Molestina Noboa
The art of saying "Yes!" can take you far away. Many people pass on opportunities for many reasons, one of them being fear. Through my life I've encounter many people that forget to live the present for something that might not even happen in the future. If you are constantly waiting for the right time to finally do something, like fulfill your life dream, you are going to spend most of your life waiting.
My name is Mariella and I created this blog as a source of inspiration for others to believe they can live the life they always pictured. The secret? Believe you can and take action. The world awaits!