I Did It!


Honestly there is not much more to say – but inside me there is a big King of the Mountain game being played. Have you seen those videos of the miniature baby goats dressed in pajamas jumping all over the place, falling over and knocking into each other? (The Girl LOVES those videos!) Well, that is what is going on in my head right now with my emotions, and in my stomach. There is a regular ole crazy party going on in there and everyone is invited – joy, hope, excitement, fear, doubt, insecurity, confidence – they are ALL there!

Why you may ask? I just hit submit and sent in not one, but TWO of my original writings to a contest. I waited until almost the last minute to hit that button (deadline is tomorrow) even though I’ve had them written for a couple months now. Why wait? I don’t know. I think a part of me wanted to back out.

I’ve always wondered if I entered a contest like this – would I be able to win anything. Am I good enough to get recognition? And now I’m going to find out.

OMG! Now I’m going to find out!! What if the answer is NO!? That is part of the party going on inside me. However, the new and improved and reprogrammed side of me is chilling in the midst of all the chaos. She knows that this is not the end of the world. Now I will know. And if I hear nothing come September 28th – it is not the end. I can try again! After all practice makes progress!

(I snagged that one from a Hand Lettering book I’m working through – nobody is perfect, no matter how much you practice. But you do get better and better. Progress is the goal!)

So, grab your favorite beverage and jump on in here with me, myself and the especially crazy I. It is time to celebrate – because today I did make progress by stepping out and finally doing something I’ve always wanted to do, but was afraid to try. And I am going to celebrate that progress!


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