Thursday, June 21, 2012

We've had a rough couple of weeks around here topped off with a cold for both of us. For me it was strange - the first 4 days it was without the sinus-y stuff. Then I felt better for two days, then WHAM-O head cold! Yuck! I won't go into all the details but it was definitely energy draining. In fact on Tuesday I was so very tired that I wanted to just go to bed but I had to go to dance class as it was our last group rehearsal before our show on the weekend.

Oh didn't I mention I was in a show? Yes, me. I will be on stage. It's freaky scary. Isn't that what you're supposed to do? Look fear in the face and do things that scare you? Well I did just that. I agreed to perform. I have never performed in my whole life. I was always so painfully shy that I was the kid that moved the curtains or looked after the lighting in all the elementary school plays or the one that did the research so someone else could present the information in all the business courses I took. Oh sure I can sit at the boardroom table and talk, but I'm not at the front of the room with a PowerPoint presentation. 

Anyway, I went to that class. I figured I'd have to sit down when I got too tired. I figured I'd be too tired to drive home. But I made it. I gave it my all and I made it through the class. Today, I still have a cold but I'm feeling much better. I'm sure it will be all gone for the show this weekend.

There were a couple days when I was too tired to move my hands but I have been working on several projects - I am doing some hand quilting, I have an embroidery project on the go and I just finished knitting two hats for my Etsy shop - which may be going to the baby photographer soon.

Here's a cute little grape hat for summer: 

And here's one for fall - a pumpkin hat:


Anonymous said...

Fear before performing on stage is very common. Know that the vast majority of performers go through it. What makes them a performer is they push past the fear and get on stage and start the performance. Since you've prepared so well expect to be nervous for the first minute or two and quickly you'll forget all about it. You'll slip into the routine that you know so well and will find it exhilarating.
Like diving into a pool, jumping from a plane, letting out the clutch, and so on, once the moment of decision has passed you settle into enjoying it.

The key is pushing past that brief moment of fear.

Wishing you the best.
Looking forward to your gushing post after the performance.



Laoch of Chicago said...

I always used to be nervous before doing a trial. It never went away but I noticed it mostly vanished once I was in the middle of the event.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Those hats are SCRUMPTIOUS.

(and congrats on facing your fears!)

My Little Corner said...

Thank you Rebecca! Much appreciated on both comments!