Wednesday, October 03, 2007


I'm joining Jessie and inviting you to join me in being brave. At least once a week, and every day if I can, for the next 30 days, I'm going to do something that scares me. It might be emotional or physical, it might be as simple as singing a song to someone besides jb, it might be unabashed terror for my uppity ego. Some things I'll share--some I won't. I welcome the incentive.

Here are the "rules" as outlined by Jessie:

1. (Most important:) MAKE YOUR OWN RULES.
2. Do this for yourself.
3. Make a commitment for the length of time that best suites YOUR needs--one day, one month, one year, one's all up to you, and you alone.
4. The "brave" or "scary" things that you choose to do can be as big or little as you want them to
be. Sometimes it's the little things that can be the most scary! (Not to quote Nike, but...) Just do it.
5. Be on your own schedule. You don't need to make a commitment until YOU are ready.
6. This is your unique journey--make it whatever you want it to be.
Care to join me?


  1. there are at least 7 or 8 people i hope do this too. Do you know who you are????


  2. To be honest, I have no problem with bravery. I'm known for sticking my neck out. A can never walk away from a challenge.
    So I will not try to be any braver than usual, if you don't mind. I have been accused of recklessness in the past. I don't want to have to arrive at that conclusion myself :-)

  3. No, I am not with you. I am already much too brave :-)

  4. I think it's a great exercise, pushing beyond the comfort zone is always a good thing. I'm pretty good at one shot brave things-but could use some work on the other kind.

    I will commit to 4 brave things in the month of October.

  5. kj, I'm in. I am very brave already in some areas, but i know the ones I could use help in, so I'm going for it.
    I'll do 4 things outside my comfort zone in October.
    I already did one in September, but I don't expect credit for that, but it did feel good.

  6. Reading this makes my heart rate go up ... but I'll give it a shot, KJ! Thanks for the nudge! :)

  7. I've already been trying to do a few brave things as part of my resolutions for the Jewish New Year so I'll give it a shot as well. I'm with Deb. I'll commit to four brave things in Oct.

  8. Well, I'm already using all the braveness I have to do what I am doing now, things I choose and things that have to be done. But go for it, KJ !

  9. OK Ok-I did my first brave thing and wrote about it. (It's on the Scotty Blog). It's going to take about a week to mull over the thoughts that came up during that one, so I'm going to be safe for a few days now....

  10. Mmmm ... I have to think of a challenge. But I like this idea!

  11. i tried to be brave over the last few days and made a mess of it. now i have to be brave about messing things up....