Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wild Card Weekend - WHY NOT? With Lynne Marshall
WHY NOT TRY SOMETHING NEW?
Last November I suffered through one of those major birthdays. I dreaded it. Cursed it. Decided to start counting backwards from then on. The funny thing is, instead of slumping into depression, the less-than-welcome event seemed to have pushed me into a new direction. I didn’t feel different, or look different, but something had changed about me. This new “change” better known as “attitude adjustment” didn’t appear immediately. No, it waited stealthily until this year, 2010, to surface. It started subtly, when my husband bought himself a motorcycle. (Yup, he had one of those major birthdays too!) I told him the bike was all his, don’t expect me to ride on the darn thing. But when the invitation came on one particular Sunday afternoon, a lovely, sunny day, I couldn’t think of an honest reason to refuse. The new attitude I mentioned emerged, “Why not?” I said.
The next month, I was working on a writing project where the heroine needed to use a gun. I’ve never touched a gun! I’ve always professed to detest them. Surprising myself once again, I asked my husband to let me hold his 38. He offered to take me to the firing range, but I wanted some hands on experience first. The next thing I knew, I had enrolled in a basic firearms class and now I go regularly for target practice! As they say, who’d a thunk!
In May, my husband and I went on vacation in Kauai and when he suggested we go Zip lining, my fear of heights didn’t have a chance to voice it’s concern before I said, “Why not?”
What “Why not?” moment have you had lately? Do share!
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