Sunday, April 22, 2012

Training myself to be more Self Confident

So lately I have been asked to do a lot of things outside of my comfort zone.   My comfort zone being the safety of my couch, behind a keyboard, with only family responsibility to take care of. 

A friend of mine contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a face painting booth at a local fair.  Awesome right?  But the minute she asked and I said yes . . . I was instantly stricken with lack of confidence.   The first time I face painted was for my daughter's 6th birthday party.  The theme was wild animals, so because I like to be creative both in art and writing I decided to paint all the kids faces.   Here is a pick of my little pink leopard at her party.  Painting faces is fun, but I've only done it twice, once at her birthday party and once for a girl scout troop carnival.   Even though I told my friend I will do it, I wonder to myself if I am good enough to do it on other kids for money.   I have to pay for my booth and for a couple hours I will be painting kids faces for extra cash.  I've done research but I am no where near up to speed or skill to do a booth.  But none the less I am going to suck it up and practice my new craft until I get better and do the face painting booth charging at a very low price.

So not even a week later I get a phone call . . .  it is the coach of my daughter's softball team.   I had put on the application for her to join that I was interested in helping assist in coaching.   Well I live in a very small town and it just so happens that 22 little girls signed up in her age group and that there can only be ten girls on the field at a time.   So the coach asks me if I would be interested in coaching my own team.   Keep in mind the last time I played competitively was my Junior year of high school and I threw out both of my knees. 

This is definitely not in my comfort zone at all.   For one it's been a long time since I played, two being in charge to train and coach a team of girls seems more than overwhelming its already exhausting.   But nonetheless I said yes . . . just like to the face painting booth.   Nothing like coming out from under my rock . . .  no more comfortable couch, no more free time.... this girl is going to be busy busy busy.  Hopefully my confidence in myself and my ability to do things will become more intact as well.

WHAT'S FOR DINNER:    BBQ at a friends house


Because I am in a kick ass inspirational type of mood  . . .

Joe Espito - You're the Best


1 comment:

  1. You will be so much better than 11 kids not getting to play! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs in April. My alphabet is at


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