Talking about things that I don’t know much about is scary.
Either I’m faking it (which I really try not to do) or I am admitting that I don’t know, either to myself or to the person I’m speaking to or learning from.
Is the fear that they will think less of me? (In almost all cases, they probably won’t think less of me.)
Or, is the fear that my whole worldview will be rocked. Maybe I’ll learn that not only do I not know much about the topic, but what I thought about X, Y and Z have been wrong all along! And I’ll have to deal with the aftershocks.
It gives me nausea just thinking about it.
However, I know that, in order to grow, I have to embrace imperfection, change and humility. But that doesn’t make those conversations any less scary.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.