Wednesday, August 18, 2010

'Fearless' at the Beach

For many, this time of year is a sad time with summer coming to an end. To others, who mind the heat and humidity, the end of summer is almost like the beginning of a year. The fall and it's cool whether almost feels like the start of something. Funny how the same time of year can be the end for some and the beginning for others.

Summer is ending, but 'The Fearless Project' is really only just getting started, so much still to come.

There are only a matter of weeks left of good beach weather and for many the beach can be a place where fears arise. Fears of exposing what they feel are their 'not so perfect bodies', fear of the water, fear of looking silly playing in the sand like you did when you were a kid. 'The Fearless Project' is also about facing these fears and looking at them in new ways. 'Fearless Project' creator Justin Violini recently woke up from a beachy nap from the slapping of paddles and instinctively grabbed his phone in a daze...'it was very surreal.'

As adults we convince ourselves beaches are 'for the perfect', but if we can take ourselves back to when we were younger, we know it really is just the opposite. Beaches when your young are about endless summers without teachers and schools, staring at someone your crushing over as you pretend to read your book, carefree time with friends and family vacations. Many have their first erotic or sexual thoughts or experiences on or in sand... The beach has nothing to do with how you look, it is all about how you feel.

The guy in these shots doesn't care about anything about living the moment. Fear frequently makes us miss moments. With only a limited amount of beach time left FH and 'The Fearless Project' challenge those who avoid the beach to try have some fun in the sun before the fall comes. Wear that bathing suit you have avoided all summer, build a sand castle, run in the waves like you don't have a care in the world, be fearless!

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