I just had my very first Skype experience today. I have put off using this technology, telling myself (and anyone else who asked) that I am not a "phone" girl in whatever form that might take.
It's one of those stories...
I am an introvert. I do not like people in anything but micro doses. I talk too much. I am too loud. I am too opinionated. People do not like me that much; they just put up with me. I need a ton of downtime. I can only put out so much energy a day...
You get the idea.
Guess what? (And Marcy would yell, "Chicken BUTT!")
Guess what for real?
I loved my time on Skype today. It was very likely the excellent company, but I also felt...okay afterwards. This is a big deal.
After something like that (and it was recorded for your eventual viewing), I go through all the "dumb stuff" I said or how I let my hands fly around too much and that will "look stupid." I would start to panic, wondering "what will people think?"
I started to feel that happen. I started to feel those old stories waking up and stretching and preparing their assault.
And then I just decided, Nope, Not gonna do it. Buh-bye.
Those old stories are OLD. Crusty. Dusty. Musty crap.
They no longer serve me so they are given notice as of right now.
I am processing more Pink Slips as I write this. Thinking about, for example, how much my introvert story is not...very true. That when I teach, I am like a desert nomad finding water in an oasis and I just drink and drink and drink...my students offering up cup after cup of beautiful, clear, clean energy.
What stories are redundant for you? What stories need a pink slip and a boot kickin'?