Thursday, October 8, 2009

A New Idea

When I first set up this blog, "Can I Do It?" was an abstract theme. Since its inception, though, I have come back again and again to the ways that I have pushed myself beyond my comfort zone in the past few years.

And now, another opportunity has arisen. Like the music workshop, it involves doing something that I've never done before and that I don't feel that I have all the skills to do. And yet, I've talked with another person about the possibilities and felt her excitement, and realized that I know two people who are positions of power to help me.

I am remembering when my children were younger and I was afraid to let them do something they'd never done before: spend the night out, ride their bikes in the street (I know, girls, I never really got over this fear), walk to a friend's house or home from the bus stop, drive away in a car, go to college, move to a new city to live. And for every time that they attempted something and it was successful, I felt more willing to let go the next time. My oldest daughter made it easier for the middle daughter; the middle daughter even easier for the youngest.

Two recent "Can I Do It" successes are giving me courage to move forward with this new challenge. With the assurance that I have what it takes to see it through. Each courageous move, successful, gives me the nerve to try something else.

I think I can do it, and I'll keep you posted.


kenju said...

I'm interested to know what it is, Mamie!! Thanks for the visit and nice comments. The header photo is from a wedding I did flowers for back in August at Crenshaw Hall.

MitMoi said...


Fumbling confidence said...

I know you can!

Peggy Payne said...

Mamie, you can do pretty much whatever you decide to. Anybody who can do words, numbers, and visual arts as you can has the bases covered (except for opera maybe.)

Greta said...

I'm enthused for you. Go for it! Be sure to keep us informed.