Last month I had the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone (like, WAY out) and film a segment for YMC T.V.
The “behind the scenes” blog is here (with a link to the video segment).
If Erica had asked me to do this years ago, despite her Ninja mind tricks of persuasion, I would have flat out said, “NO FRICKEN WAY am I doing that!”
But, after the recent upheavals and subsequent adjustments to the course my life has taken – I’m changed. Not dramatically. Not even detectable by most, but just enough to be able to embrace the cliche, “life is short.” Really it is. Think about how many opportunities we forgo because of discomfort or unfounded fears. I knew that there was a very strong possibility that I would fall on my face and look like a complete ass working in front of a camera. I did screw up a few times in fact and said “ok” way too much, but the world didn’t end. It turned out ok. Shit. Said it again. Don’t you hate when you latch onto a word and it becomes your security phrase when you’re nervous or tired or stunned?
I’m glad I didn’t allow the fear of looking ridiculous (because you’d think I’d be used to that by now) stop me from experiencing something new and challenging and fun!
I watched the clip with my husband and six year old son last night. We howled. Later when I was doing the dishes, my husband asked me to put on the kettle to which I replied, “Uh, do you know who I am? I’m a total celeb now. I’m not putting the kettle on for you. In fact, why am I even doing the dishes? Shouldn’t I have “people” for that?” He rolled his eyes. Apparently he’s not that impressed by my fame.
This morning, during the mad rush to get to school I “gently” reminded my kids to HURRY UP and stop fooling around or we’d be late. My son whispered (loudly – you know how little kids do that yell-whisper thing) to his sister, “Mummy’s bossy ‘cuz she’s famous now.” Bah! That made me laugh out loud. Silly boy, I’ve always been bossy!