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  • Writer's pictureWendy Haller

Take a Risk


Definition: Risk implies future uncertainty about deviation from expected earnings or expected outcome.

Taking a risk is scary. Taking a chance on yourself with uncertainty for the outcome and how it will effect you and those you love is scary as well.

This month, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). For the month of July, participants set a word goal for the month, write everyday without editing or worrying about spelling/grammar, etc. It's just about getting a first draft done. You keep writing and if you get stuck, move onto the next scene.

Just keep writing.

So this brings me to this meme from the classic movie, Better Off Dead. Lane Meyers wants to ski a black diamond. It's a slope that has eluded him for a long time. (Of course, being an 80's movie, there's a girl involved)

He stands on the top of the mountain forever! Then his best friend, Charles "Booger" De Mar, shares this wisdom with Lane.

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn" Then pats him on the back giving him the shove he needed to take the risk and ski that slope.

I'm grateful to my writing mentor that gave me the pat on my back to take on this challenge this month.

If you have something that's been weighing on you, that's a risk, that's scary, I'm sending you a pat on the back telling you to "go for it and if something gets in your way, turn."

Take a risk

With love and kindness,


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