Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
attributed to Goethe
attributed to Goethe
I met Mary Underwood a few years ago now, and she had a dream. She had been researching Oscar Beriau - a Canadian I knew very little about. She was looking for weavers to weave up the drafts in his books and I offered to contribute. Well, many moons went by and finally I have started weaving my sample. Watch for a guest post from Mary in a while where she will share her dream, and eventually what she has discovered about this extremely interesting man who quietly had an enormous impact on handweaving in Canada - and beyond!
I have to confess I am extremely nervous about my own next Big Project. Things just became much more real today. Even signing the contract - although that committment made the BP 'real' still didn't come as close as the next step - finding out today that yesterday the crew booked their tickets for May and making appointments for meetings to hammer out the details. Ack! This is scary!
But - I have a dream. The BP is a project I have wanted to execute for a very long time, but knowing that I did not have the skills or budget to bring it into reality I honestly thought I would never have the opportunity. This is even scarier than producing Magic in the Water. With that project I knew that I had the skills and was young enough that I could finance it. Now I'm much older - and potentially wiser - and relying on other people to bring this project to its conclusion.
I'm nervous I won't do a good job. I'm nervous people won't like the end result. All those stage fright butterflies are skittering around in my tum and the thought squirrels are bouncing off the inside of my skull.
But you don't succeed in making your dreams into reality but not trying. By not answering the knock when Opportunity comes calling. By getting so wrapped up in fear that you don't at least make the attempt.
So now I need to gear up, pull my big girl panties on, stiff upper lip, give it the old college try! What's the worst that can happen? Failure? But giving up on a dream? How can I possibly do that? Time to be bold.