What would you do?

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Hi, I’m Andrea

On this blog you’ll be learning with me how to use our voices, share our creative superpowers and live life in full color.

As an artist, photographer, life coach + mentor, I’m redefining what it means to be a SUPERHERO — ‘cause in my world, it’s got nothing to do with capes, spandex or sidekicks and everything to do with tenderness, intuition & baby steps of bravery.

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50 Comments

  1. Susan

    I have absolutely no idea…and that makes me sad.

  2. Sue at nobaddays

    Write a book of short stories that warmed and exploded the hearts of all who read them.

  3. Diana

    Truth be told, I can’t get past the words ‘salted caramel donut’. I want to answer that question while eating one.

  4. Mel

    Ha, lady, no idea how you do that but this was what I’d been asking myself the last 24 hours…
    If I’d know I couldn’t fail, then I wouldn’t be scared and if I wasn’t scared I would do what my heart tells me to do – all the time. Without analyzing, weighing up, considering, I’d just do it.

  5. Trish

    Have another baby or two. Establish a photography business focusing on children / candid family shots. Sing in front of an audience.

  6. feva

    having a baby .. definitely

  7. Justina

    I would travel with my camera and document/share the world. Minds would expand. I would cast light on the shadows of fear in the Unknown and we would learn to empathize with and love each other.

  8. linda

    I agree with Diana; it’s hard to get beyond that salted caramel donut.

  9. Michelle Shopped

    i’m with diana on the salted caramel donut — it’s very distracting (in a luscious way)…

  10. Deanna

    Travel the world and takes pictures.
    Go to Africa and build Bamboo Bicycles.
    Have a wonderful relationship and own a dog.

  11. Deanna

    Then I would write a book about it all.

  12. tracy Gomez

    I would run a marathon on each of the continents and paint wall-size portraits and open up the perfect organic cafe/bakery for my cait and we would give all of the leftovers to the homeless and would never run out of money for our dreams…bliss

  13. christine

    I don’t know, but I want. that. do. nut.

  14. mary Magee

    Open an organic restaurant affordable for families.

  15. mary

    Open an organic restaurant affordable for families.

  16. Leslie

    oh wow…that is a question I need to ponder….I’ll get back to you Andrea when I have narrowed the choices down to one..ok?

  17. Paula

    Have another healthy baby
    Write my first novel and then start my second
    Write a weekly column
    Finish coaching school, launch my business, and get certified as a life coach
    Figure out a way to parlay family travel into paid work so we can travel a lot more

  18. Beverly

    Fall in love.

  19. Beverly

    Fall in love.

  20. Tina

    Does Hurt translate to Fail sometimes? B/c the first two things that come to mind is love unconditionally and trust.

  21. Puanani

    Everything!

  22. sharon

    buy a beachside property in tulum, mexico, open a yoga bed and breakfast, and split my time between there and my studio in kentucky.

  23. jenn

    i so love this today. it’s perfect!
    i would own a raw food company with my best friend michelle. i would also fall in love again, doing through a divorce has been hard, so love would be on top of the list, i would learn yoga
    thank you for making me think today

  24. Sandra

    offer myself to the world.

  25. Rachelle

    I would always take the leap…no matter what.

  26. eli

    PhD in Art History specializing in Cosimo de Medici.
    I was asking myself this question today.

  27. Jen Diamond

    Are you writing those Hope Notes? I want some.
    I’m not sure what I would do…That is why I am in the Mondo Beyondo class!!!
    Maybe I would make love more often…

  28. Jen Diamond

    Are you writing those Hope Notes? I want some.
    I’m not sure what I would do…That is why I am in the Mondo Beyondo class!!!
    Maybe I would make love more often…

  29. L

    Continue on with my painting the way I dream to and write the book that’s in my head! Today is my birthday and I am feeling a lot of positive energy, love and desire to let go of the old and go for it!

  30. elizabeth

    I am too distracted by the donut ..
    I would definitely officially start my reiki practice sooner rather than later. 🙂

  31. Jet Harrington

    As I pulled up the comment window, my answer came to me. Apparently i am not alone.
    I could certainly come up with more constructive answers (this is a great question, after all), but after seeing this photo, it is this:
    If I knew I could not fail, I would eat that salted caramel doughnut. As i have celiac, and cannot tolerate wheat AT ALL, that would be a big fat #doughnutfail, but if i KNEW i could NOT fail… all bets are off.
    Beautiful image – love the texture in the wood and the light: yummy.

  32. Cori

    I would do what I did at the end of Dec. 2009: I began living my deepest dream – being a potter and I made myself accountable to myself by starting a very public and personal blog on my journey.

  33. Marloes

    Not much in particular. What’s the fun of it if I know I’ll always succeed?

  34. sonrie

    Have 6 children, work part time in my career and part at home, expand my (already good-sized) garden, travel to Europe in the next year, maybe without having ALL the money for it, finish the basement, build a garage, and open an Etsy store once I am weaving again.
    I have big dreams! 🙂

  35. Melissa

    I would quit my 9-5 job & do something more artistically creative. I want to *make* things. If I knew I couldn’t fail, those things would be pottery.
    I’d grow my garden more.
    I’d grow more babies.

  36. Carole

    I’d eat that donut! And then….I’d invest in my further education/training without worrying about where the money would come from.

  37. nina

    I just wrote myself a note in the front of my journal:
    “You have permission to be a writer,” signed, The Universe
    Very empowering! xo

  38. kolleen

    um…EVERYTHING?!?!
    ; )
    xxoo
    k

  39. m-c

    Moving to Paris! and yes it’s coming true, I am leaving in 6 weeks!!! 🙂

  40. jeanine

    i would move to london to be with a man and would become a travel writer/photographer.

  41. Sage

    More like, what wouldn’t I do!!

  42. Catherine

    lead photography retreats – oh wait – I’m DOING THAT! YAY!!!!!!!
    I’d write my books.
    I’d take a LOT of photos with my 4×5 pinhole camera and type 55 polaroid that i’d buy from Ebay.
    ( going to do that this year )
    I’d learn how to use my husbands 4×5 camera and take luscious photographs.
    I’d have a second home in France or somewhere romantic like that.
    I’d have an amazing art studio with french doors and lots of light and windows. And I’d create anything I feel like. whenever I felt like it.
    I’d have an online e-course
    ohhh….I’m sure there’s more….

  43. Jessica

    I usually hate that question – but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.
    I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I’d learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.
    And then I’d retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I’d stick to friendly waters.

  44. Jessica

    I usually hate that question – but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.
    I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I’d learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.
    And then I’d retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I’d stick to friendly waters.

  45. Jessica

    I usually hate that question – but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.
    I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I’d learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.
    And then I’d retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I’d stick to friendly waters.

  46. Jessica

    I usually hate that question – but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.
    I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I’d learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.
    And then I’d retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I’d stick to friendly waters.

  47. Jessica

    I usually hate that question – but reading the answers and hearing so many women talk about babies gives me permission to consider the question differently.
    I would have another baby. And build on to our house, put an apartment in back, become a sahm, get a masters in Library and Information Science and then work part time from home. I’d learn to sew. And spend lots of time with my mother, make her feel deeply loved and submerged in success and affection.
    And then I’d retire on a boat and not ever feel like I had to sail around the world. I’d stick to friendly waters.

  48. Christa

    I’d marry him. I don’t know when, but I’d know I would and we’d begin the plans and the real life living out loud love instead of this hushed, tentative attempt to live now without the shadows and glories of what might be looming around the corner.

  49. Jennifer

    DAY-AM….great question to be reminded of. Thanks.

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