You know that little jump and kick your heels to the side move that Dorothy does as she and the others skip down the Yellow Brick Road on their way to see the Wizard of Oz? I used to be able to do that rather easily. Just jump and click your heels together. Nothing to it. And I would even do it public. And I would laugh and smile and be totally out of breath afterward. It was exhilarating.
Now, I do not even think I could do it if you said you'd pay me to try. I am older, more out of shape and a bit too reserved. I have moved from my carefree 20s as a single woman into my cautious early 40s as an overweight, overworked tired out Momma.
And I hate it.
I am not sure what I am waiting for, why I am so cautious and afraid to do the hard things to be healthy and doing what I love. I want to get a part of that ambitious 20-something that was taking care of herself, taking risks in life and love and not afraid to jump, click her heels and not care who saw her.
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