Friday, January 15, 2010

Getting Up My Nerve

You know how sometimes you want to do or say something that would require you to step outside of your comfort zone and really put yourself out there?

It always starts with taking a deep breath and just going for it, whether it's physical, like grabbing onto a zip line and flying or emotional, like crossing a room full of strangers to introduce yourself to someone who attracts you and you'd love to meet.

That was me this morning and even with a couple of deep breaths, I apparently didn't have what it took.

On the other hand, life is a process and what I lack today I may discover in myself in the future.

I'm usually a pretty nervy person so there's hope for taking that deep breath and just doing it.

And, if not, admit I can't and stop aspiring to it.

I think I can, I think I can...


  1. Ok, Little Engine that could, what was the reason you wanted to step out of your comfort zone? Pretty nervy, yeah, that is a scaled down accurate account but i don't know if I have ever known you not to forge ahead when something/someone interests you! Go for it girl 'cuz as we are learning, life is to short.

  2. Okay, maybe I did understate my usual nerviness, but since recoveriing from pneumonia last year, a lot about me has changed, including my nerve level.

    Amen to the 'life is short' part, though.