Wednesday, April 13, 2011



\ PRAK-sis noun;

1. Practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.

2. Convention, habit, or custom.

3. A set of examples for practice.

I am a total word nerd.  I have several "word of the day" type subscriptions that are delivered to my email.  I love words. I am, admittedly, a word slut.

The relevancy to my present situation of today's word, praxis, just cannot be overlooked.  I find myself on the precipice of an experience I honestly never thought or dreamed or, truth be told, fantasized myself facing.  Facing the choice to remain in the realm of theory or to walk across whatever threshold exists and enter into the real world, what will I do?

How many can remember your first leap?  The first confession of your need?  Your first taking, or your first submitting?  How you stood on that precipice and took the chance, accepted the risk, and broke the barrier between your musings of what it could be into the realization?

This is the place in which I stand.  As I stand here I feel my palms sweat, my heart race and my skin tingle as I imagine closing my eyes, taking a deep breath and walking off the edge of theory into the unknown.


  1. I'm sure it will be exciting for you when you take that walk off the edge of theory into the unknown. And I think you will find it very fulfilling as you make your fantasies a reality.


  2. It was one of the scariest things I have ever done. To take that first step and speak it aloud to someone else.

  3. Not only a word slut, but using those 50 cent words as well. I love it! :)

    It is a big step...actually a huge one. But if you have made it this far, and you still find the drive within you for the need of it, then it is a step you need to take. No one said you have to take a giant leap through the door. Small steps are fine. Get your feet wet, get a few experiences under your belt, and you will most likely find it is all you hoped it would be and more. If not, you can always step back, close the door, and move on. But there's only one way to know for sure...take the leap of faith. I wish you all the best!


  4. @FD

    Thanks for the encouragement.


    I read some of your past posts today. I read the one in which to talk about telling your husband. That took courage. I admire you!


    Thanks for that visual. It helps to readjust what I imagine is a free fall into a cavernous abyss as just a small step into an open door.