Happy Birthday Blog!
Today is my birthday. I’m 38 years old. And I’m size four…teen, yeah, size 14.
I prefer experiences to store bought gifts because they are more memorable and I like feeling alive, especially on my birthday. I usually pick experiences that are completely terrifying to me. Last year my gift to myself was getting my first book, “Mind Your Manners Minnie Monster!” published. (check it out: www.minniemonsters.com and/or at amazon.com.)
This year I’m going to do three (3) frightening things:
1. Start a Blog. I want to be a writer and all the professional writers I’ve met say that they like my work and I really need to start writing more often. They all suggest writing a blog. Blogs scare me because:
- I’m not tech savvy. At all. I joined Facebook 30 seconds ago and asked, “what’s a wall?”
- I’m not sure how I will find time to update my posts in a timely manner, and
- I’m afraid I’ll write something offensive, get flame mail, and everyone will hate me
2. Shoot a Gun. As a Jersey girl Democrat who spent the last ten years living in Southern California, holding a gun is about as foreign to me as eating tofu at a steak house is for a Texan.
3. Enter a Bikini Competition. This actually petrifies me the most. Seriously…nothing screams “bikini winner!” like a 38-year-old, size 14 woman.
But guess what? My first blog post is done now. Happy Birthday to Me!
What terrifies you? Do you have a scary goal you’d like to do this year? Let me know!
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