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Don’t Play It Safe

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I was so inspired to read the following on reader Wendi Wright’s blog. She told me that it was all the supportive and loving messages from readers on Beyond Blue that encouraged her to write about the real her. You go girl!
Her blog is called “Friday’s Child.” You can get there by clicking here.

I seem to have changed a bit in the last year or so, and especially in the past few months, and I feel like I need to be more who I am, more of the time. More open. In all areas of my life, including in this space. You know me, but you don’t know some important parts of me; I’m thinking especially of the extent to which depression affects every aspect of my life, but not only that. I’m not sure what else, but there must be something more to me than photos of water and bicycling. There used to be — maybe I can blog my way back to those lost parts. We’ll see. :-)


Helen Keller said, “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
And this from Amelia Earhart: “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”
This blog has evolved over the years, and I think it’s changing again. Maybe you won’t notice a difference. Maybe you will. Either way, I hope you’ll stick with me. I think I’m tired of playing it safe. Tired of hiding. Tired of hanging on to the “little things.” I want to be free, and that’s the change I want to make. Need to make. Good grief, Helen Keller thinks life is a daring adventure. Helen Keller. While I’m playing it safe, afraid to be judged lacking, or ridiculous or just plain useless.
C’mon! Let’s shake things up!
It’s time.



  • Larry Parker

    It takes enormous courage for Wendi, Liz Spikol, the guys who do Furious Seasons and Finding Optimism, you, or ANYONE with depression to blog with honesty in a country and a world that is still so remorselessly hostile to anyone who has mental illness.

  • Wendi

    Thanks, Larry. ;-) And thank you, Therese, for mentioning my blog.

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