I told you that I was searching for my word of the year.
I wanted a word that would be a continual challenge.
I longed for just the right word to give me a push, a nudge, a bump into the pool.
Or off the cliff.
I am not a timid person. Not at all.
That's me skydiving, in fact.
I travel alone. I don't get scared being alone after dark.
I've been the featured speaker for women's groups. I'm not timid.
I'm bold. I'm loud. I'm sometimes sassy.
No one who knows me would describe me as fearful or timid.
I hate introducing myself to someone new -
too much rejection potential.
I never try out for anything - rejection potential again.
I want to be a better photographer, but that means showing my work.
I tend only to do things I already know I'm good at.
It's safer that way.
I want to be an Artful Blogger - a lot.
Never tried. Rejection fear again.
You see? I'm not as brave as I thought.
Real courage isn't about self-sufficiency.
It's about risks. It's about the confidence to fail.
It's about jumping, leaping, diving in, even about failing.
I want this to be a year, not just of brave, but of
I want to live the question, "What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?"
I'd attempt everything.