I DARE YOU! It seems to be the most powerful phrase in the world when you are 13 years old. I remember the first time I heard these words directed at me. I was swimming in the pool at my parents house and of course no one was home but me and a few friends. Out of the blue my best guy friend, Scott, dared me to kiss the cutest guy in school( Jayson). I was not nervous nor was I even excited, I just assumed it was a requirement. I had to do it.
Looking back it was a pretty great kiss despite the lack of experience and the forced situation. That was a time in my life when I was still full of innocence and nothing could touch me. When you are young it seems as if dares give you a pass to do what is normally considered taboo. As we age, the excitement of dares fade with sensibilty and decourum and sadly so does spontaniety. We adults seldom take chances and the consequence is that we lead dreary lives without tenacity and discovery. I know I lead a life of routine but that is all about to change.
Starting today I am going to complete one dare a day. I will find these dares on TV, magazines, my friends, and the readers of this blog. I will not do anything that will hurt another person nor will I do something illegal but I will do what it takes to shake things up. I will not plan, I will just do, love, and learn.
Everyday for the next 40 days I will post my dare, where it came from, and what happened as I completed the dare. Join me on this jounrey ... in fact I dare you!