Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Decision -- to be Scared

I have to share my new favorite read with all of you.  It's been out since June so maybe I'm a little late to find it, but I love it and I think you will too.  My Year With Eleanor by Noelle Hancock.  It's about the author's personal journey and a year of changes leading up to her 30th birthday.  Regardless of what birthday you are on, we all can relate to those times that really seem to throw you, make you doubt yourself, the plans you have made, and even doubt your future.  I know I have had that kind of year (maybe longer -- yikes!) when everything that I thought was me, or that I identified as me, changed.

To get over that self-doubting hump, the author took a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt to heart:  "Do one thing every day that scares you."  The book is all about the author's "Year of Fear." 

I am liking that idea, how about you?  Trying to venture forth into the unknown all alone is scary enough, and hard.  So here's to all the things that scare you and to doing every single one!!


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