posted by [personal profile] augustphoenix at 07:26pm on 17/11/2011
Out of curiosity, do you parse "do something scary" as something done socially/publicly? Or do you count things done in private that may be intimidating in its own way?
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posted by [personal profile] sigelphoenix at 08:56pm on 17/11/2011
Both, definitely. Like, I count my new knitting project as a mini-scary thing, since it doesn't risk a whole lot (time, money, and ego, but not a huge amount of them) but it's still a challenge to my skills and self-confidence.

For me, dancing is scary in both ways: the risk of embarrassing myself in front of strangers is public, but things like testing/expanding my physical strength and flexibility, wanting to capture/replicate the beauty of something I've always liked to watch, doing something "live" when I'm such a perfectionist ... that's more internal, and it matters less if other people see my success or failure there.
 
posted by [personal profile] augustphoenix at 09:01pm on 17/11/2011
Good, good.

(Can you tell I've been trying to do the same, just with different means?)
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posted by [personal profile] sigelphoenix at 09:22pm on 17/11/2011
I can, yeah! What I said about admiring the way you've taken on knitting - that was kind of about this idea. I mean, I respect your actual knitting skill, but I also think your approach/attitude about this, and other changes in your life, is what's really cool.
 
posted by [personal profile] augustphoenix at 09:25pm on 17/11/2011
Dora! Let us do scary things together!

Well, at least in spirit!

(But maybe also, sometime, something together!)
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posted by [personal profile] sigelphoenix at 11:15pm on 17/11/2011
We sort of do scary things together, in that knitting falls under "mini-scary" for me. XD (And at some point I may join you for a more ambitious activity like a retreat).

But I am open to other suggestions of possible scary things, and/or will act as cheerleader for other scary things you want to do. XD
 
posted by [personal profile] augustphoenix at 03:50pm on 18/11/2011
Perhaps sometime next year we'll have to arrange a dual-scary venture ^_^

Right now writing is my Big Scary.
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posted by [personal profile] sigelphoenix at 11:13pm on 18/11/2011
Just nothing physically dangerous, like bungee jumping. XD
 
posted by [personal profile] augustphoenix at 11:17pm on 18/11/2011
That's fair.

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