The Cowardly Lion

Hello everyone. My name is Darlene (otherwise known as orangedaisies. blackdaisies, bluedaisies, 'daisies, kanga, margherita, mom, darling, and assorted other varieties) and I am a coward. I figure that in order to first deal with the problem, one must admit to the problem.

Sure, in many respects, it would appear that I am fearless and in many respects that may be true under a certain light of shadowed bravado. But the truth of the matter is ... My name is Darlene and I am a coward. I live in fear and conquer fear by ploughing forward, sweat trickling down my armpits to live in the center of my stomach of dancing butterflies but when it comes to certain things, I dwell in the cowardly lion preferring to sleep in a field of daisies.

I am Darlene and I am a coward. Having admitted that to myself with burning cheeks of shame, I realize its not so bad and I can change that fact. Its time to live inside my dreams and not dangle on the ledge of uncertainty. Its time to go forward with my passions knowing that I have full support and love and care from those around me.

I am my own wizard and the strength exists within so its time to enter the emerald city sans rose coloured glasses and put pen to paper and work.

Our greatest battles are that with our own minds. - Jameson Frank If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau