Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday

I'm a huge fan of Jamie Ridler.  Her blog and coaching style are wonderful and intense!  She's inspiring, simply put.  I found her blog through Connie, of Dirty Footprints Studio, and haven't looked back since.  Jamie hosts Wishcasting Wednesday, where one creates a wish, based upon a question she asks, and then blogs about that wish.  I've always thought about participating in Wishcasting Wednesday, but for some reason, just haven't. 
Perhaps I was just waiting for this question.   

Where do you wish to grow your confidence, Jamie asks.  
Big question.  Very big.

I have always felt a lack of confidence in my sense of self.  I'm unsure why, I just know that I've always been a bit self-conscious.  It's been a bit self-defeating, to say the least.  Lately, I've had reason to do a lot of soul searching.  I've come to the conclusion that I need to do something to encourage me to try to become less self-conscious.  My self-consciousness has been a huge part of my life, and has caused me to want to stay within the safe, comfortable realm that I always turn to.  I am, however, starting to realize that staying safe and comfortable is also to stay stagnant.  And I don't want that.  So I'm trying to shake things up, trying to be less self-conscious by actively doing things that would make me feel uncomfortable.  I'm trying to put myself out there some more, trying to take some more risks.  Risks like presenting my jewelry to the world.  Risks like blogging.  Risks like allowing my art-play to be seen.  Risks like raising two children.  (Isn't that the biggest risk of all?  Of course it is - and the most rewarding, as a result.)  It's difficult, and goes against much that I've done within these past fourty years.  So, then, I wish to grow my confidence in my own sense of self.   

And not just for me.  For this silly face, who should have a confident, strong mother as a role-model.
 This is a self-portrait.  Silly, like I said :)

 And for this goofy face, who deserves the same.

(Phew, that was big.  And scary.  And risky.  Phew.)


LissaL said...

Wonderful wish. Your children are beautiful.
As Holly wishes for herself, so i wish also.

Lynna-G said...

Oh yes such lovely kids. Thanks for sharing their cute little faces here
As you wish for yourself so I wish for you

Marilyn said...

i'm so glad you posted this, in spite of it feeling big and scary and risky. beautiful children. as you wish for yourself, i wish for you also.

Grace said...

:) What you've so beautifully described is something many of us struggle's to losing the "self consciousness" once and for all!

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

Wendy said...


You have an amazing soul. I admire you!

Anonymous said...

You children are beautiful...and I sense that you will be able to provide them the mom you want them to have! Your jewelry looks beautiful, too. I may just have to stop back and check out your challenge piece!

As Holly wishes for herself, I wish also for her.

Milena said...

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also with all my heart xxx


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