Varied perceptions

Have you ever been to a sporting event or maybe a dance recital with a friend or family member to watch them perform? During their performance you notice a slight bobble in things. They hold on and recover quite nicely, but talking to them afterwards, their view or idea of what happened was much, much worse than how it looked?

We have all done it. Been in the middle of something and felt like everything was going wrong, yet to those who are watching, sure it may seem that something is amiss, but not nearly as horribly wrong as it feels to us, there in the spotlight, IN the moment...

We all strive for perfection or at least as close to it as we can get. Maybe we want to be thinner, prettier, more masculine, have longer, curlier or even straighter hair, maybe we wish we were taller. We all have something we would like to change about our bodies, go ahead and admit it. I'm not going to judge you for it or tell anyone. How can I when I have my own shortcomings, things I would like to change or hide?

Recently I took a bold step in the direction of facing one of my fears. It rather felt like jumping off a cliff, but I survived. I took a chance and a giant leap of faith. What I got in return was not just acceptance but reassurance. Things were not nearly as bad as they seemed and when the judges votes were all in, the opinions and comments were astonishing to say the least. I was completely blown away. I'm glad I took that bold step. For a change it feels good to be wrong about something.

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  1. Good for you for facing your fears, and better yet, congrats on your amazing accomplishment!

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  2. Sounds like things are coming together for you . Well done

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  3. Hi we're new to your post by way of mutual blogging bud, Debbie-Just Keepin It Real: Excellent post & excellent point. Your absolutely right. That spotlight can make one feel as though a magnifying glass is on us. But we'll never progress through life until we leap over those hurdles. Well done sweety!

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