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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Flying away from fear

Tuesday night a dear sistergirlfriend met me for dinner and poured over my bloody paper with me. I truly did not have the courage to read it alone. Interesting enough, most of my instructor's comments were related to style (use this word, not this one and your sentences are too short and choppy). I can fix that. She did ask some thought provoking questions and made some valid suggestions. If I lock myself away this weekend, I can have a very high quality paper.

So, I will admit, I wigged out for nothing! I know that I am not alone in this feat. I found this quote that I will tape to my bathroom mirror:

"Trust your hopes, not your fears " by David Mahoney. Another good one is For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 2:7). I did not have a sound mind on Monday. I let my fear get in the way. I am not sure reading or hearing these quotes would have made a difference, but now that I am on the other side, I feel much better. I am no longer dreading my 10 o'clock phone conference with my instructor. Fear is a powerful thing.