The role models who formed my sense of being cool are smart, passionate about their interests, and fairly reserved. I guess I've tried to be much the same way, and it has led me to avoid situations where I risk looking like a goof. With the time I've had in the last few months to be introspective about my life, I've realized how limiting that has been.
Writing about something that inspires me every day, and publishing it, has been a good step forward. Each time I hit the publish button I worry a little less about whether someone will think less of me for it.
Now that this project is complete, it's time to plan another project that will push me further out of my comfort zone. I also want to look at other areas of my life where my "cool" baggage is limiting how much I can learn and have fun.
So to wrap up #31days31inspirations, I say... don't be cool!