Do one thing a day that scares you.

I have to say that that axiom has always rubbed me the wrong way.

I for one am scared of clowns, amputation, and drowning.  There is really no part of me that feels any need to confront those fears, especially on a daily basis.

I was thinking about that old adage recently and realized I’d been reading it all wrong.  I don’t think it’s instructing me to experiment with dismemberment and all my more broad range phobias, but instead to look at the little things everyday that I don’t do because I’m afraid of embarrassment or rejection.  There are tons of “little fears” everyday that hold us back, and it’s very, very manageable  to take one of those little bulls by their little horns and at the end of the day feel so much more accomplished than we ever could.  A little goes a long way, and I’m making it a new project to conquer one little fear everyday.

So far this week I’ve worked on self promotion, networking, and investing in a new project soon to be announced on The Kim Challenge.  All little things that make me feel so much more in control of my life.


Breakfast burrito: 2 eggs, cheddar cheese and salsa in a spelt wrap


Whole grain roll with tuna salad



I met up with my writing partner today after work.  I’ve been going full steam ahead on my sample chapters for a new book proposal.  It’s so important to have people to bounce these things off of.  It’s also important to know when to take suggestions and when to stay true to self.  The more I write, the more I learn.

We met up at one of my favorite coffee shops. This wasn’t supposed to be dinner, but I wasn’t hungry afterward:
Soy latte
Low-fat banana raspberry bread