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So in the last couple of years I’ve done a few things that were scary/challenging/different than the normal routine. I graduated college with an engineering degree in December of 2007 which was a seriously epic saga. It took me years longer to accomplish that degree than the standard 4 years but through a lot of ups and downs I did it. Yes, I know that roughly 1/3 of the U.S. population has accomplished at least a bachelors degree but I still feel like this was huge hurdle.

Two years ago in Sept. my husband and I went to Australia for vacation and had an absolutely fantastic trip. We did the whirlwind tour of the eastern side of the continent. Sydney–>Melbourne–>Hobart–>Uluru–>Port Douglas–>Sydney. In preparation for this trip we learned how to SCUBA dive because we wanted to dive the Great Barrier Reef. I did not take to diving nearly as well as my husband but I did it and got my Open Water certification. I’m still psyching myself up for the Advanced Certification night dive but it’ll happen.

This October we jumped out of an airplane for my birthday and did the crazy obstacle course called the Warrior Dash.

Having the chance to experience all these adventures has been a bit hectic at times but they have thoroughly taught me that I can accomplish things that seriously intimidate/scare me. In that vein I have decided to take on the challenge of National Novel Writing Month. Wish me luck.

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  1. Ooh! Good luck! What is your story about? I’d love to be writing buddies, but was just looking around the site, and sadly couldn’t figure out how to add them…..probably because I’m only half paying attention since my little guy is smearing rice crackers all over the floor. I’m under nicolelunstead if you want to look for me.

    • Ah ha! I found how to add buddies. There is a red link up in the top right that says search and you can look for people if you know their usernames. I found yours and clicked on another little red link that says add buddy so I have added you. My username is Pheramoan and my novel is a bit risque so I’m not sure how many excerpts I’ll be posting. We will see how brave I get.

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