I'm not "Afraid."
One of 7 billion human brings roaming around right now.
I experience fear sometimes.
But "Afraid" is not my name.
It's not a life-defining quality of mine.
When people ask me about myself, I don't reply with "I'm afraid."
I have fear.
Fear about launching my book.
Fear about standing up in a room full of strangers and trying to make them laugh.
But I have to do these things.
Or I'll die.
It's life and death for my soul.
I have the fear sometimes.
I try my best to not let it stop me.
Most of the time, I'll do whatever it is anyway.
Despite the fear.
Maybe I'll look like a fool.
I have a fear of looking foolish.
That's different from, "I'm afraid."
I'm not afraid.
I'm just a human being.
Who sometimes has fear.