Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here I go nagging you again, but at least it’s not about buying my book (I’ll do that tomorrow)

Some of you may have seen my post on Facebook saying I wrote in half my Christmas cards, "Here's to a great 2009!" OMG, I’m an idiot. And of course I sealed them, so there was no turning back. Fortunately they’re all to friends who already know I’m an eh-hole (that’s Canadian for a-hole), so it’s not like anyone will suddenly be wondering if Linda’s losing it. Jesus H.

So I’ve been working on my one-woman show lately and last weekend it suddenly hit me that I am gonna be up there all by myself for over an hour! This is beginning to frighten the hell out of me, but in a good way. Putting this show together is a challenge that’s out of my comfort zone—and actually performing it is WAY out there—but it’s something I know I can do and will make every effort to do well.

I’ve written before that every once in a while you have to do something that scares the crap out of you. Once you do it, your comfort zone expands and you have a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of pulling something off that, at one point, you weren’t sure you actually could.

Remember my birthday post when I asked you these questions?

What is your God-given talent? What do you do better than almost every person on earth? How can you share your talent with the rest of the world?
Back then I said you didn’t need answers at that moment, just start thinking in that direction. But now it’s getting closer to the beginning of a New Year (that would be 2010, right?) and it’s the perfect time to identify a goal that both encompasses what makes you wonderful in your unique way and is a little outside your comfort zone.

So what is it you’d like to accomplish? What will we be looking back at this time next year with a sense of pride?

You don't have to tell me right this minute, but you know I'll be asking again soon. If I can do it, so can you!


Josie said...

Linda, you're so inspirational. You make me think beyond today. Thank you.

Donna B said...

Hey Linda, thanks for the Christmas Card, and YES, let's get together in January and have lunch. I chickened out having my shoulder manipulated, so still have that looming in the new year... but I am really looking forward to getting together...Merry Christmas!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

@ Josie: No, thank you. What is a writer without readers?

@ Donna: Looking forward to meeting you, too, and have a great 2009! (HA!!)

gayle said...

What do I want to accomplish next year..does retiring count?

The Peach Tart said...

Good luck on the one woman show. I wish I could come see.

evf said...


My first hero said this to me when I was 19, "Scare yourself." You know he's right. And with that he got me up on stage for the first time in my life reading something I'd written to a room full of strangers. It was the best high in the world. You are so there!

K a b l o o e y said...

Whew, thanks for the out. I was going to try to make a public declaration, but now I can procrastinate some more.

slacker-chick said...

I'd like to have revised the novel I wrote during NaNoWriMo into a tolerably readable manuscript in 2010. I hope your one-woman show goes on tour!