Writers Horoscope January 2: Today, you do one thing…

that scares you.

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I picked up a journal with that message **in early 2017 and there were days I was scared to even pick it up since it was filled with nudges to leave my comfort zone.

And there it was last Friday.

As usual, with my usual random selection approach to consuming books, I turned to an unused page.

This one featured a quote by Henry David Thoreau:

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.

And, son of a gun, if I didn’t do just that when, in a Facebook group, I solicited input from fellow teachers for a long-simmering book idea.

After all, in 2018, why not you?

Just lift yourself up from the chair. That’s step one. And see what happens.

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Leap Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Chair photo by Michael Nunes on Unsplash


**Yep, an affiliate link that won’t affect the item’s price. Just an experiment on my part.



  1. That’s great inspiration, as the best thing for growth is leaving our comfort zone (something I’ll be doing more often this year, even if forced)!

    I do the same thing when getting a new book (opening it randomly and often getting sucked into it, which causes the rest of it to often be read). In fact, that book opening at random mention, gives me an idea of I’ve been tossing around in the head for a post involving a bookmark that fell out of a book I opened up at random a few years ago, that closely correlated with a Great Horned Owl finding it’s way into my screen porch (didn’t realize how huge those things are when you’re ten feet away!)

    1. TMH says:

      Cool! I’m not alone in my randomness! Interesting owl story! Whoa!

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