For as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a hesitator, a second-guesser, a “why take the risk-er”. In many ways, I think it’s a positive quality. It keeps me from making choices that I’d later regret or getting myself into situations that I want to back out of. However, it can also hold me back from doing things that I really should do just for fun.
For example, starting around age 13 I realized I liked the appearance of lots of earrings on a persons ear – 2 or 3 on the lobe and then a string of them up the outer edge. I had gotten the regular set in my ears when I was 8 but I was worried that if I didn’t like the extras and took them out, that the mark from where the hole used to be would always show up and look bad so I never had it done as a teenager. Now that I’m 21, I still really like that look but would feel silly just now getting the second set done because everyone has them done when they’re younger. Plus, it would take me a while to get a bunch done seems how most places limit how many they’ll do at once as if you have too many done at once, and too close together they can do a poor job of healing.
Karen Exkorn is a writer who used to primarily write about autism who recently jumped outside of her comfort zone and did the thing she’d always wanted to do – write something outside of her usual territory. Her book 52 Shades of Blue-ish is a parody that is of course, making a joke against 50 shades of grey. Instead of the lead character being Christian Grey, it’s a jewish hunk. I read the first few pages (you can use the widget above to read the first chapter) and smiled several times and even laughed once. Puking on the “best friend” who tries to make a pass at you while drunk is so much funnier than what happens in 50 shades. Perfect revenge for the guy who won’t take no for an answer, I think! Check out the rest of chapter 1 above or purchase the entire book on amazon for $12 in paperback or $7.99 for the ebook copy. The author donates a portion of her profits to autism organizations.
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