Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at a new Blogging Conference here in Halifax. Yes, it’s small. Yes, I’m speaking with other people and yes, it’s really casual. But I’m still nervous as heck! I’m doing everything I can to bring out my inner diva and confidence but it’s difficult for someone who’s really an introvert at heart!
What do you do to boost your confidence in a new situation?
Do you jump in head first and think about it later?
Do you gain confidence from planning and knowing all the outcomes?
Every year I gain more confidence through every event I have attended (think Blissdom), every year that passes and every success I have in my work and relationships. But the biggest impact on my strength and confidence comes from being a good mother. Every time my children are proud of me, I gain more confidence in my role as a mother and I realize how important a person I am. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their support. Who cares what other people really think of me or how confident and successful I am? I could lose everything I have and I would still feel successful, as long as my children were still proud of me.
I also gain strength from my parents, extended family, friends and co-workers. When we build a community, we also build up ourselves in the process. Every action we take to be kind or help others makes us better, stronger humans.
So thank-you to all of you who have read my posts, joined my community, given me positive comments, and helped me to get where I am today. I wouldn’t be here without you!