Sunday, November 6, 2011
preparing to launch Evelyn 4.0
With a completely new sense of confidence. And calm.
Maybe life really does begin at 40.
Its not like I haven't had moments of panic or insecurity since starting this "relaunch career" process. Oh I have. See Friday's cancellation of meeting mentioned above. Or, consider my response to a casual mention from a friend that my new linkedin profile looked good. Well obviously I burst into tears and a la Sally Fields exclaimed, "really, you really think it looks ok, really!?"
So very much better this way.
The ability to stay the confident course is due in part, I believe, to knowing that a) I need other people to help me through sometimes, and b) thats ok. Preferable even. As I power walked through the neighborhood this morning soaking up some glorious CO vitamin D, I chatted with my sister, and she made me feel like a rock-star in that way that only a sister can about my meetings this week. On a similar walk on Friday morning, I reached out to a colleague from my last job who I had not talked to in quite some time, and, oy, did she pump me up in exactly the way that I needed. Thank you so much "A!" You are forever my "office little sister." The students have become the masters. And of course, there is the friend who received my teary thanks for her kudos on my online resume, and came up with the title for this week's entry.
So, yes, I get by with a little help from my friends. And, a lot of it just finally comes from me. Since I'm quoting Sally Field here today, " It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes."
So off I go into a week of trying to peddle my professional talents. If not me, who? If not now, when?
Wish me luck.
Right back at ya.
“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.”