"What did I say I was going to blog about?"

So here I sit with this big old blog challenge looming ahead of me and I’m a little freaked. How on earth am I going to keep this going the entire month of November? I mean, it’s not even November yet and in an effort to “pre-train” I’ve got myself all freaked out. I can do this, right? I can do this. I can do this!

Right now I’m currently building my little list of topics to explore. It is 3 items long. Right now, I’m considering blogging about each of them 10 times so that I can have 30 consecutive blogs. Are you with me?! I didn’t think so…

What this does have me thinking about is fear. Fear can be a (for lack of a better term) frightening thing. It can make people do insane things, make big sacrifices, bad decisions, and just act a plain ol’ fool. It can be very paralyzing, causing a delayed reaction or worse, no reaction whatsoever. it’s also a horrible motivator (as most people with horrible authoritarian bosses can attest to).

Is there ever a situation where fear can be a good thing?

I’ve gotta believe that there is. My husband seems confident that this is true. Fear is directly related to our gut feelings and intuitions. It’s a good thing that fear keeps you from jumping off of tall buildings. It ultimately helps us make smarter decisions. Put on your seatbelt. Kiss your loved ones and tell them you love them. Recycle. Vote. And another one I’m struggling with…Don’t Fail.

I don’t wanna fail at this blogging thing. I’ve committed myself. I’ve put myself out there. You are holding me accountable. But I also know that I have a tendency to do things on a whim. I love the ideas of things, but the actual execution is what gets me every time. But I enjoy this. The truth of the matter is that I need something and this may be what gets me through the rest of what has turned out to be a pretty damn crazy year.

Am I going to make it? Only time will tell. In the meantime, I’m putting on my seat belt, telling Kevin I love him, throwing that plastic in the recycling bin, reading up on the issues and not failing as much as I possibly can.


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