Is there something that you’ve always wanted to do but never had the nerve to do it?
Maybe you’ve wanted to audition for American Idol or you think you’d be a great teacher but are stuck in an office. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a writer but are afraid no one will like what you have to say.
I have something like that as well and I’ve been scared to take any steps towards it. In college I caught a bit of the acting bug. I did a short skit with a few peers in front of a small group. It was a very moving skit about the dangers that teenagers face with alcohol and drugs. It was such a moving piece that the audience was left in tears. After that, I’ve wanted to try it again. I don’t know if it was me, the skit or entire ensemble but I wanted that feeling again.
I’ve considered community theater and now that I’m living very near a large city, there are opportunities out there. I get frequent emails about auditions but so far, I haven’t taken the step to check it out, maybe someday.
Karen S. Exhorn, author, consultant and public speaker found herself feeling the same way on her 52nd birthday. She felt it was finally time to do all those things that she had previously been too afraid or embarrassed to do. She created a list of things to do NOW and she has happily crossed off items like “meet Beyonce,” “flash a truck driver,” and “go on a date with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.” She can also cross off “write an erotic and humorous parody of a recent bestseller” from her list.
Exhorn has written 52 Shades of Blue-ish, This erotic, humorous parody of another “shades” book follows a virginal Rachel Levine who, along with a very handsome (of course he is) man explores her sexual desires. Rachel’s story is told in a silly and entertaining tale that shows her journey to finding a “balance between love, lust…and latkes.”
The book was released in October and can buy 52 Shades of Blue-ish on Amazon. If you aren’t sure if this sounds like the book for you, you are in luck. I have an expert of the book here on my blog. Take a read of this hilarious page-turner and decide for yourself.
I think Karen Exhorn was on to something. I don’t need a bucket list, that’s far too morbid. I want a list of items that I should be doing NOW. Number One on my list is find a community theater to work with sometime in the next three months.
What is the first thing on your NOW list?
This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.
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