Slice of Life Challenge
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Revisiting my word of the year helps me stay focused on taking RISKS. Whenever I've chosen a word of the year, I never know where it will take me. Risk is my word for this year...and I feel like more opportunities to take risks have presented themselves to me...or am I looking for them?
I led a retreat at a friend's church. I didn't know anyone, except my friend, Bonnie. Nervous doesn't begin to explain how I was feeling. Unworthy. I wondered, who am I to lead a retreat?!?! It went well...great! When the day ended, I felt like I'd learned a lot too and to me that's always a success.
I signed up for a mixed media art class. Now, that's not too risky...today I started actually making the art. Just step one. Playing around with paint and techniques...it was fun and child-like and creative and fun again!
Taking risks I wouldn't normally take...making these choices...I've changed. Every time I've taken a risk, I've had lots of fun or accomplished a goal or I've learned something. Even the times when the risk doesn't work the way I'd wanted...when I fail, it usually leads to something new and exciting and good.
|Pic from USA Today |
THAT'S the lesson I want this word to teach me. Get out there and try! I'm finishing this blog post as a woman, Amy Purdy, with two prosthetic legs is on Dancing with the Stars. How do I say no to some of these simple challenges, when she challenges herself to the limit? Life if about getting out there and living. Doing. Risk!
I'm beginning to embrace my failures. Love them! I need the failures to teach me and motivate me. The imperfections push me to grow and learn. Love how this word is changing my life!
|Leo taking his own risks and exploring the snow!|