I’ve Been Watching A Lot of Oprah Lately…

…which has both fed my mind and made me even more discontent than before. I was watching an interview she gave to the COO of Facebook which aired on OWN last night and I couldn’t help but have my own personal little “Ah ha” moment. Oprah was talking about the point where she finally decided to start her own network. She said she asked herself, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” So then I asked myself, what would you do if you weren’t afraid? I would write. Though I enjoy writing my blog, Facebook status updates, silly texts and notes; it’s not what I want. I want to write fiction. I want to get lost in my characters. I spend so much of my day imagining scenarios for everyone around me that sometimes I forget that my made-up world isn’t their reality at all.
So, what would you do if you weren’t afraid? Would you bake cakes all day? Would you become a pilot? A lawyer? A doctor? A teacher? What would you do, if you weren’t afraid?

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October 3, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . admiration, Advice.

2 Comments

  1. Marna replied:

    Very interesting, Allison. I hope you get to that point at some crossroads because you would be such an excellent writer of fiction. I’d buy your books 😉 If I weren’t afraid, I’d stop worrying about work and life and their connection. I’d just start my new life phase financially stress-free. A girl can dream, right?

  2. sara young replied:

    Great post lady! Hope you are well!

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