Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday

As always, I am answering the question Jamie Ridler asks at  Jamie asks, "How do you wish to come out of your shell?"

I wish to take more chances.  I wish to open myself up and not be afraid of failure.  I wish to find and follow my true passion in life.

This question is huge for me right now.  I have always been a quiet, reserved, wall flower type of person until I get to know you and feel comfortable around you.  I tend not to take chances in case I fail.  I hate failure!  I guess that is one of the reasons that I tend to limit my interaction with people.  I am afraid that I will fail at the relationship.  I am afraid that others will have no desire to interact with me, which means the relationship will fail!  I am afraid to start selling things I create, due to my shyness, being more of an introvert, and fearing that people will not like the things that I create.  I would love to teach creative classes, but I am afraid!  I want to meet new people and make new friends.

I need to take chances and start talking to people!  I will never meet new people unless I put myself out there.  I want to meet new friends for me and my husband and for my kids too.  I have joined another group in my town called parents of tots.  I went to my first event today, and was so mad at myself for not putting myself out there.  I don't think that I went up to anyone new and introduced myself.  One way I want to come out of my shell is to start saying hi to people and talking to them.  I am also thinking about joining another twins group, just to get myself out there and meet others in similar situations that I am in.  For some reason, most of the people that I have met so far seem to not need another friend in their life.  Sometimes, I feel like I attend things and I am always on the outside looking into a group.  I haven't figured out if it is me, or if I just haven't met the right people yet.  I have met some really nice people since I have had kids, but we never seem to get together as much as I would like.  I think sometimes having kids can make things difficult with making friends, but I also think that my shyness/quiet personality plays a major role in things too.

I have been thinking about starting an store for some time now.  I have actually started an account there, I just have never listed anything.  I want to give a rosary that I created to a family member for a Baptism.  It is a rosary made out of swarovski crystals in the baby's birthstone.  I made it a while ago and if I remember right, it came out nice, I just need to double check it.  Another way that I can come out of my shell is with my craft.  I love to make things and I tend to be fearful of giving things to people, fearing that they will not like what I made or that the quality is not good enough.  To come out of my shell in this area, I need to start creating gifts for people and feeling comfortable giving gifts of items that I have made!  I need to start posting things on or actually sign up for a craft fair or find some other way to share my creations!  Maybe in time, I will have a studio and actually teach, or even get to the point where I have the education to do art therapy. 

I need to come out of my shell, embrace who I am and what I love.  I need to find my passion (which I think I may already have) and follow my true passion in life vs waiting and hoping for my dreams to come true.  For this to happen I need to take risks and absolutely and totally come out of my shell!

Thank you Jamie for prompting me to put this down in writing!



  1. These are not only beautiful, powerful wishes, they sound like great plans, too! Remember, we're here cheering you on. :)

    As Amy wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

  2. What a wonderful set of wishes...very heartfelt. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

    Tomorrow is another day to START AGAIN! :) Remember: You are loveable, loved and loving!

    - Grace

  3. As Amy wishes for herself, so do I wish for her also.

    I can totally relate to being at the Parents Of Tots event and not introducing yourself to anyone. That would be me! I might stand up against the wall and wish they'd come to me, but I'm unlikely to reach out to them. We both gotta change that!

  4. Amy, this is a beautifully honest, poignant, powerful post. supporting you as you step forth. as you wish for yourself, i wish for you also.

  5. Amy, As you wish this for yourself, I wish for you as well. It's a wonderful wish and you are capable of making it come true!

  6. What wonderful wishes!
    As Amy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

  7. Amy, I could *so* relate to all that you wrote, especially: "Sometimes, I feel like I attend things and I am always on the outside looking into a group." I felt that way for SO long (and still do). I finally commented to my husband that I was so tired of going to things, sitting at an empty table or by myself and plastering a pretend, friendly, 'I'm comfortable' smile on my face when I feel alone and isolated. This is why I stopped going to things :(. I wish you lived closer, you and I could hang out and let our kids play together :)

    I really wish for you great success emerging from your shell, setting up your Etsy shop and finding your passion. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also, 1000x over!!