Purpose of this Blog

I have lived a very sheltered, safe life.  I don't think there's anything wrong with safe or sheltered, but it has hampered my ability to reach out.  In fact, I prefer the comfort and safety of my own home and my own routine so much that I'm scared of failure.  I'm afraid to try new things.  I put limits on my life because that's the way it was for me.  No one puts these limits on me, except me.

A very wise woman (my grandma) has a favorite saying:  "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."  When she offhandedly said this recently to me in a conversation, the meaning struck a cord with me.  I realized that I was putting self-imposed limits on my life, and it was time to live life to the fullest.  This is my blog about learning to live.