I am a person who has had some funky fortune in life. Realistically, most of my fortune has been to my benefit. As we know, though, challenges creep in or, forget the creeping- sometimes they slap you across the face. It can be tough to be present in moments that don’t feel good. It can be even tougher to find joy in seasons of life that don’t feel good. Being aware of how suddenly life can end, I feel a sense of determination to live extraordinarily, but lately I haven’t felt like I am doing a great job of it. Here is my documented attempt to make some happiness for myself, seize my gratitude, and do something that completely intimidates me.