Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Quotable

I'm working on a lot of things this year. Facing fears is one of them. Conquering procrastination is another. This past weekend, the two came together as I walked into an improv class (that I finally booked after first talking about it over a year ago) and pushed my inner shy girl out of the way. I had the BEST time. Ash and Robyn took the class with me and now all of us are talking about doing a 10 week course with--get this--a live show at the end. 

I don't suffer from crippling shyness. I speak in public all the time. I've even hosted a few charity events. I took a public speaking in college to get past the cotton mouth/hands trembling phase. That said, I still get butterflies in my stomach every time. And don't even get me started on networking. I can make small talk with the best of them but I can't initiate the conversation...and I always need a glass of wine. And (pardon my grammar) ain't nobody got time for that--especially for where I want to take Nicole's Curated Life this year. 

For me, perhaps it is a little more fear of putting myself out "there" that shyness at this stage. Either way, I am facing the fear and I'm doing it as quickly as possible (to knock those procrastination demons out of the way). Next month, I have to find something new to get outside of my fear box. Rappelling class anyone?? 

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