I promised myself that in 2013 I would take more risks, walk outside my comfort zone, and do something that scares me. Before the first month of the new year ended, I added one check to my list. And the results were liberating.
Each and every one of us have our limits. I tend to feel that I am a pretty daring person. I mean, I don't always go out and seek something daring. But, if something is suggested to me I just may take the opportunity. I admire people who do things that are uncomfortable but hold their heads up as brave soldiers marching into the field of the great unknown. I have so many beautiful people in my life who are so courageous and they inspire me to be brave.
I think it is best to scare yourself from time to time. Otherwise you live a life in taupe and gray, and that's just no fun - is it? Since I made this bold choice, I feel as if it has opened the door to more risks and adventures. I mean, it may have only been something small in the scheme of things, but it certainly helped light a fire under my ass. And essentially that's all I was looking for in this experience.
I don't know what's next on my risk taking list, but I'm hoping for something big and I'm excited.