Embrace Life.

Does the unknown scare you? Some people feel anxiety when considering trying new things.

Rather than experience new things that could possibly prove to be more successful than previous experiences some people choose to stick with the known.

They stick with the known because it’s comfortable even if it’s uncomfortable.


I turned down even considering having any type of weight loss surgery for seven years even though I was morbidly obese and extremely unhealthy.

I wasn’t comfortable in my body. I was actually a prisoner of it. However, I was extremely comfortable in being in the known.

I knew exactly how my day would go, my limitations, and I wallowed in the glory of being a victim.


While considering having a major operation can be a little scary it really wasn’t my biggest fear. I can admit that now.

I was afraid of the two biggest what if. What if I went through the process of having weight loss surgery and nothing changed.

I’d have to deal with all the I told you so’s from unsupportive people who didn’t believe me capable of losing weight.

I feared being successful even more. My whole world was built around my lack of mobility and my limitations.

My mindset was perpetually dialed in to being a victim. I’d been through a lot in my life and being a victim was all that I knew.

If not a victim then who would I be? I didn’t know myself out of of that label.

Unwrapping who I thought I was to become who I truly am was a concept completely unknown to me.

I feared not knowing what my place in life would be.

I was so used to just fighting to barely survive that I really didn’t know who I was or who I could be outside of that.


I Embraced The Unknown And Survived. 

I decided to take a chance and I have no regrets. My weight loss surgery went through beautifully and it’s been a great experience.

My fears were completely unfounded and what I feared actually proved to be the catalyst in me changing my life for the better.

I’d say that’s a definite win.

Whether your situation is similar to mine or if the situation you fear is completely different the principle really is the same.

Embrace what you fear in order to succeed.

There is no strength in me that isn’t also available within you. You just have to reach and tug until you pull it out.

Take a leap of faith towards the unknown and have the courage to embrace it with the belief that your success is far greater than staying in a stifling situation just because it is familiar.

This could possibly prove to be one of the best things you’ve ever done.

Love and light,

Alice Coaxum

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