Stephanie asked the question
"Have you ever taken a risk on yourself?
Pushed off the branch and
into uncharted territory with nothing
but inspiration fueling you?"
Uh HELL YES!!
do I start?
The list is long, so I will chose some of my favorites.
that altered my life.
The very ones I took a chance on
myself, all alone,
completely on a leap of faith…
entirely and wholeheartedly
believing in myself.
Sometimes impulsively with wild abandon.
I honestly believe that we are responsible
for creating the strength of our own wings to FLY
yes, of course I had support from friends
and family, but they will tell you
that I am pretty hard headed and do it my own way anyway.
I am not afraid to
try something new in uncharted waters.
I am not afraid to fail.
And when things
do not go as I planned, well,
then it has always been another opportunity for
One more feather in my wings to fly higher,
stronger and further.
see, all my life, I have tried to squish in as much as I possibly can. I want
to make the very most out of the brief visit we have here in this place we call
So what if things change? HELL YES!!
Time to refine. Pull up those
Dust off those wings, open them up real wide
and flap just a bit
Come on…fly with me for a while…
joined the Team in Training for Leukemia and walked a Marathon.
took me 8 hours and 13 minutes and I raised $8000. HELL YES!!
auditioned for a part in the stage performance Vagina Monologues and landed a
huge part…never had acting lessons in my life. HELL YES!!
divorced, bought a home on a tiny Caribbean island in Mexico,
remodeled my home and began to mend my broken heart. HELL YES!!
decided to be brave during my sons two deployments to Iraq, and be
the strong mother to support him and conquer my own fear of letting him go. HELL YES!! (he is now home safe and sound) and I am still brave. HELL YES!!
sold my tropical paradise, returned to my birth state of Texas and bought a Bed & Breakfast. HELL
again opened my healing heart. This took a minute, as I wanted to be sure not
to crack wide open all over again. The
moment I allowed the love to enter, accept and experience was the moment love
began to flourish and I was flying again higher than ever before! HELL YES!!
just started a new food service business operated from an Airstream Trailer
converted into a commercial kitchen. HELL YES!!
And now I can officially say this
out loud and proud...
I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER!
Another self supporting business in which I continue
to explore my passion for photography
NOT REALLY CONCERNED
ABOUT WHAT TOMORROW MAY BRING.
Because right now is
all we have.
This very moment.
Please join me in making it count.