Today, in the interest of Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You, I submitted a poem to a writing contest. It's not a huge deal, but it was something I wanted to do. Sometimes fear presents itself in the form of procrastination or a random "No," to the self. But there's no reason to say "no" to myself with this. No reason for me NOT to submit my work... except fear.
It's a different kind of fear than watching a horror movie or going up in a hot air balloon... even a different kind of fear from going to work without any makeup. But if I examine it, it's still a fear.
So I sat at my computer and I submitted a poem.
And as usual when it comes to me and writing, I got a little thrill when I did it.
Recipe for a thrill:
1 part excitement
1 part pride
2 parts passion
1 part laughing in Fear's face