Something Scary

This is a photo my husband took on our trip to Maui last winter.  I love being in Hawaii, especially this time of year.  It  really is as great as everyone says it is.  Anyway…My guy took this photo and I can’t really remember what led up to it, but… Here I am truly terrified letting a tiny hermit crab crawl across my palm. I am terrified of spiders and this little guy looked and felt exactly like what I imagine a spider would feel like on me.  I was scared.

This photo is both a good demonstration of what I feel like TODAY and a clue as to the scary thing I’m doing  TODAY.

I’m something I’ve thought about for years but never taken the opportunity or the guts to try.  I’m not sure how it will turn out or what it will be like once it’s done.

I’m an optimistic person and I imagine I will be very happy with the results or I wouldn’t even bother to try.  But…it’s frightening to me.  Very frightening.

Doing scary things is an exciting thing to do.  Anticipating something scary has kept me very interested in my calendar for the last several weeks.  I’ve been looking forward to this day with butterflies in my tummy.

What scary things have you done?  How did it turn out for you? What scary things would you like to try?

Doing scary things are a great way to break up the winter blues and have some fun.  Sometimes all you need is something to look forward to.  Doing things that scare you stretch you and enable you to accomplish unreached high-points in your life.

I’m not sure what I’m up to today will qualify as an important thing in my life or help me to reach any goal, but still…it scares me.

Wish me luck.  I’ll share the results from my scary thing on Wednesday.

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One Response to Something Scary

  1. Jill Greenlaw says:

    I love doing things that push me. When we were in Ireland this last week as a Mom It Forward team, I walked to the edge of the cliff and down a ways to get a little closer to the raging water. It felt incredible to be one with nature. My team was not going to join me of course but I loved being able to push myself a little. I do this with scuba diving, surfing and bungee jumping. I like doing hard things that are a little scary. I can’t wait to hear what you are up to.