I had the loveliest time with folks in Brigantine, New Jersey at the community Prayer Breakfast last week.
New, first-time experiences are now happening!
My friend Eileen Connolly-Robbins wrote to tell me one person in the audience was so inspired, she got in her car this week, facing her fear of driving, to go see her son who lives in another state. The fear had been keeping her from what she wanted to do and now she is daring herself!! I just love that.
I saw Jeannette Beddis. in Brigantine too and she just shared her adventure of coming to a Temple football game (Go Owls!) and doing her first double-decker bus tour in Philly! JOY! FUN!
This dare thing doesn’t have to be a big thing.
And you definitely don’t have to jump out of a plane and risk your life. Nope. It’s often just the little things, the simple new things, the first-time experiences right in front of us that make our day and give us the confidence to tackle the big things.
I get so excited to hear from people I’ve met at speaking engagements or readers who’ve taken I Dare Me to heart and started taking the simplest steps to create more of the life they want.
You don’t have to do something new every single day as I did but I do think we should be in the habit of seeking out those new experiences, sprinkling them liberally into our life experience.
You know, I can’t believe it but in January it will be 10 years since I started this journey of first-time experiences. A decade since my book agent, Penny Nelson, sent me this card.
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
The journey is a decade old but the questions are never old, for any of us.
It dares us to ask ourselves, are we living the way we want to live? Are we excited about the potential of the day? When was the last time YOU did something for the first time?
Share, share, share! I love your stories and you can pay it forward by inspiring someone else.
Want a little inspiration to get started or keep going? Check out my Instagram for daily dares.