And so it begins. Even though I have been a writer since the tender age of 6 when I had to write a book to convince my parents to let me get my ears pierced, and I have written almost every day of my life in some fashion, putting it out into the world is a whole new thing. It's a bit scary. But as my very wise daddy would say "Fuck 'em". Man, if there was any more fitting wisdom for me lately I am not sure what it is. I am either getting used to living with this constant undertone of fear, or getting so good at pushing past it that I keep digging for more ways to break through. Whenever I get really upset or afraid I remember to tell myself that we are all going to die someday. (sorry if that sounds morbid, but it works for me!) When I take my last breath I plan to have a smile on my face, because even when I was scared, I did it anyway.