Adventure Challenge – Day 15: Be Brave

Today is the last day of my current tour. For those of you don’t know, I’m a car trainer/facilitator. I worked all day and drove several hours. I was excited that it was my last day and all fired up to go something exciting (in the studio). When I got to my hotel tonight, the past 10 weeks started to weigh on me a little. It’s been a long haul. I have a sense of relief that this chapter is over and I will get to start a new one. 

When I got to my hotel, I saw that it’s connected to a Casino. I’m not a gambler, but I thought tonight deserved a drink and some time with a slot machine. I checked in and headed for the casino. As soon as I walked in I hit the wall of cigarette smoke that made my eyes water and I started to choke. I changed my mind and headed back to my room. 

Instead, I decided to do something I’ve been avoiding. I often find huge art opportunities that I save, but tend to not apply for them. Mostly because they’re intimidating or I wonder if I even have a shot at it. Tonight I sat down and applied to three. This included submitting proposals and putting myself in that position no one wants to be in, vulnerability. I mean, what if I get a letter saying I wasn’t accepted? And then I laugh. Yeah, what if I do. Nothing changes. I’m in he same boat that I’m in. But if I don’t apply, I won’t know. So for Day 15 Adventure Challenge, I put myself out there. Be brave. 


About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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