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Risky Business

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
                                                                                            --- T. S. Eliot

My word this year (in bracelet form). . . 

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Well.  Some of my reasons for choosing this word this year . . . just won't ever appear here in the blog.  (Because not my story to tell.)  (Or just too complicated.)

Let's just say. . . 

Sometimes, I feel pretty brave; pretty willing to step out there and try something new.


There are plenty of times when I don't.  (Like . . . you should see me when it's time to host a party.)  (Not. Good.)

For the last seven years, I've been working on stepping AWAY from The Edge.  Avoiding going over.  Holding on.  Keeping it together.  Avoiding the scary parts.

But you know what?

I'm ready to actually . . . step beyond.  To let myself go over -- in ways I choose.

And that?  That is where RISK comes into the picture.


Let's GO. . . 


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Let's go. Jump right over that edge. xo


I have a feeling you're going to love what's over the edge. Even though you think it's "beyond", you've actually been preparing for this moment. It's going to be grand!


Seven is a propitious number and Margene is right--it will be grand!


The edge is often a scary place, fraught with dangers, falling, and plummeting, but stepping beyond in ways you choose sounds interesting and worthwhile. Have fun, and watch out for snakes and sharp rocks!


AWESOME!!!! You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read about your adventure.


cheering you on for every brave, risky and scary step!!


Good word. I'm looking forward to see how you go.


I love your word. And, I will be cheering you on as you begin this amazing journey!


Courage is being afraid but doing it anyway. Yay for you!

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