Friday Five

1. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Well I have done a lot of daring things in my life and so its really hard to pick just one so I am going to go with living. The most daring thing I've ever done and continue to do is to keep on living every day of my life trying new things and pushing myself further. When I say 'living', I mean living life to its fullest experience and indulging in risk taking and pushing aside of comfortable boundaries.

2. What one thing would you like to try that your mother/friend/significant other would never approve of?

hmmmm, my mother, my friends and my significant others would never not approve of anything I do because they are all wonderfully accepting people and frankly that is why they are all in my life. There are many people not in my life who would disapprove of much that I do but I don't care about them.

3. On a scale of 1-10, what's your risk factor? (1=never take risks, 10=it's a lifestyle)

10 - its a lifestyle

4. What's the best thing that's ever happened to you as a result of being bold/risky?

My significant other. You have to understand the situation. I had agreed to co-write and direct and film a fun independent film with my ex-husband and his friend. The round of casts included his best friend, his significant other, and a combination of both our friends with our son thrown in for good measure. The weekend of filming was topped off by a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by my ex's girlfriend (I would say both of them but really she's the one who cooked the fabulous spread). There was a risk for me in doing the film but the bigger risky and bold move was the subsequent hooking up with my ex's best friend who has been my significant other for a year and a half now. There were ups and downs and things to work out regarding the situation but it all worked out and I am ever thankful that I didn't run from this one, even when asked to because while I risked losing a whole lot, I didn't and the gamble paid off.

5. ... and what's the worst?

I have gotten into all kinds of trouble in the past for living boldly and taking risks. The worst thing that happened to me was a result of putting myself in dangerous situations and I was consequently raped. I have since learned that taking risks does not have to include putting myself in harmful situations. A dose of common sense is not a bad things and one can live large and jump off cliffs without being stupid about it ... really though, I would have to say that I regret nothing and putting myself in risky situations has provided me with at least a tiny bit of wisdom and experience for which to build on and has taught me that it is, for me, important to live my life with all I have to give it because I'm only lucky enough to be here for a short time and the learning curve is massive and the opportunities for living are exponential. Its all good.