QofMbadgeQuestion of the Month: What three things would you do tomorrow if fear wasn’t stopping you? I’m participating in this blog hop hosted by Michael at A Life Examined. Visit his blog to read more about the blog hop, find other bloggers participating, or to sign up.

This is a great question, and conversation starter. I threw it out at my teenage boys, and they had a few ideas. Eric said, “Surfing.” That’s not on my list. I’ve aged out of that activity! Most of them have to do with facing physical challenges, but our mental blocks also need to be broken down.

1. Ride in a hot air balloon. It looks so amazing, to be floating up above the cities and fields, to glide across the sky. I’ve even dreamed that I was riding in a hot air balloon and all the things I saw. But, alas, I’m much too afraid of heights to even get in the bucket. In my very first blog post, I used it as a metaphor for launching my blog. I titled it Lifting off the Page. It was fun to go back and read it. I guess I can only ride hot air balloons in my dreams and metaphors.

2. I’d finish writing, have a read through, and cast my next play, and work with someone to perform it at her theatre, and take it on the road. (I’m really not that afraid to do it. I’ve done it with Coffee Shop Confessions. It’s taking the time and next big step to get’er done.)

3. I’d try to get into the Minnesota Fringe Fest. I tried the year after we did Coffee Shop Confessions, but didn’t make the lottery cut. It’s a big step, and would cost me and the cast money to do it, so I’m not sure if it will ever happen. Why do artists always have to pay to get their work out there?

Honestly, when it comes to facing fears, I’ve been really brave. The ones above might even happen one day. 

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt: What about you? What fears do you need to face to do something exciting or challenging?