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Love it, Nike, Just do it. Just do it. You want to do something, just do it. Don’t take no for an answer, just do it. Do it afraid, do it blind, just do it.

Do it without emotion but with passion. Do it with a vision, do it and keep doing it. Persevere with doing it. Whatever you want to do, just do it.

Nothing illegal, or harmful. Nothing immoral or dangerous, really dangerous. But whatever stirs your heart, makes it beat audibly, just do it.

Even when it seems impossible, do it anyway. Do it for the fun of it, do it as an experiment. JUST DO IT!


Hop – to make a short, bouncing leap; move by leaping with all feet off the ground. ( My first hop into the workforce for the first time in six-ish years was a true ‘hop’. It was a burst. Some one had given a rather inexperienced writer / editor a chance to edit a book of all things! And, although I was a bit rusty, I found I could do it! In the pit of my stomach, I felt a tingling nudge… could this be IT; after thirty years of searching? Am I too old to have found IT now? Why didn’t I find IT en years ago? But here I am.

Skip – to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.( I am now in the ‘skip’ faze. I have momentum and am in the process of trying as many doors as I can, hoping that one will stick and I will keep moving forward. It’s fun, really. Fun and scary. What if I fail? What if I fall and graze my knee? What if I have to skip uphill?

Jump – to spring clear of the ground or other support by a sudden muscular effort; leap ( I’m between a skip and a jump or maybe they are part of each other?! The jump takes the most effort and the most amount of RISK. You are propelling yourself off your ‘support’. You are flying through the air, not knowing where you will land. There are possibilities of a great pay-offs with great risks. The adrenaline kicks in, the muscles strain, the pressure is enormous. When will you land? What will happen? If you simply land in the same spot, will you be disappointed or will you have enjoyed the ride?

Whatever happens, it is all exercise which keeps you alive, living and full of beans! Bring it on! Don’t stop hopping, skipping or jumping! That’s what bandaids are for.