Thursday, August 11, 2011

I Hope This Isn't A Case Of Misplaced Trust

Has someone ever trusted you, more than you trust yourself?  I'm extremely anxious and not in a good way.  While I find it flattering this person trusts me, I'm terrified I won't be able to live up to their expectations.  Worse than not being able to live up to this person's expectations, are the ramifications of what my failure could mean to others involved in this person's decision to trust me.

Confused?

I'm no stranger to stress, it's the state I live in. (and all this time you thought I lived somewhere else)  I've had at least a month to ponder this situation, which only means I've been wound up tighter than usual, for longer than usual.

This stressing event will take place Friday and Saturday and will take me completely out of my comfort zone, without proper equipment, or reinforcements.

Wish me luck, I'm going to need it! 

Do straight jackets come in colors?




*** I may, or may not have my computer available during this potential fiasco.  I may, or may not have a spare minute to be on my computer during this potential fiasco.  If I do have some time, I will try to visit your blogs, so I don't get behind.  If you don't see me commenting... PRAY!  (Please) 

*** If there is a lactating mother out there, please contact me @ 1-800-Got-None

35 comments:

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Deep breaths, my friend. You are your own worst critic. I'm sure you are going to do just fine. For added reinforcement, I'm sending lots of good thoughts and luck your way.
xoRobyn

Shrinky said...

Sometimes we need a little nudge out of our comfort zone to see just how much more we really CAN achieve by ourself. As Robyn says, just take a huge deep breath and believe in yourself. This person has placed their trust in you, because they can see what you can't - return the favour by trusting this person knows what you are capable of. I'll be thinking of you, and sending every positive vibe I can your way!

So. Cal. Gal said...

I get extremely stressed when I'm outside of my comfort zone, but it's never as bad as I imagine it's going to be. I'm sure you'll do great!

(((HUGS)))

Gigi said...

Why do I get the feeling there is a baby involved...

You'll be fine - it's like riding a bike, you'll pick it all back up in no time.

Good luck!

Deborah said...

As everyone else said - you'll be good!

You do realize that EVERYONE has doubts right?

Know this - you will rock it the best you can. And it will be good.

smooches

Hartwood Roses said...

Breathe in .... breathe out ... repeat as necessary.

Here's MY stressful story: 20+ years ago, my sister asked me to photograph her wedding. My only qualifications were the fact that I had an expensive camera and I knew how to use it. I was a wreck ... but the photos came out okay.

Karen said...

C - ... you need to have a little faith in yourself. And if you never step out of your comfort zone, what kind of a life are you living, right? Without knowing what it is you're doing, that's all I can say that would make any sense. Breathe deep and slow and try to enjoy these days you are given. Xanax helps too during those particularly stressful times :-)

Gizmomma said...

As usual, you are entirely too hard on yourself. Your friend has placed their trust in you for a very good reason - you are fabulous and TOTALLY worthy of such trust. It may be scary, but you WILL rise to the occasion - of that I have no doubt whatsoever. Rest assured that you have my moral support, and if there is any kind of help I can give you, you need but ask. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I'm of the thought that this will be a good thing for you. As someone before me said, I think you are your own worst enemy here. If someone you like trusts you - you are worth the trust. Deep breaths,gin and you'll be fine!

T.O. Geezer said...

Dear Confused, YOU CAN DO IT!! :-)

Lori G said...

BREATH.......
Other's "expectations" are Other's problem.
Be You. You are Wonderful, Loving & Strong & Beautiful. Practice believing in You. It's truth.
(((((Big Hugs))))) & Much Love

NCmountainwoman said...

Take a deep breath. Exhale. Whatever you are facing I send good luck!

Sorry. All strait jackets come in that dirty looking off-white.

Copyboy said...

Good luck indeed. I'm sure if anyone can survive and succeed it's you. :)

Furry Bottoms said...

Im a walking bubble of stress myself.

What I've learned is... it was the other person's decision to trust you, not yours. It is that person's life lesson to learn from it, however you respond to it. If you want to reinforce it, it can be very rewarding. If you don't want anything to do with it, just let it be. Let that person do whatever shehe needs to do. Maybe they'll move on, maybe they won't.

If that person is a child... well... then more responsibility is involved and I think you'd do famously!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

I'm sure there is a good reason for the trust. Just Breathe!Crossing my fingers for luck and add a little prayer that it turns out the way you hope.

If you find any grab me a green one!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Oh my you have me in suspense! I'm praying for you now and will continue. It's gonna go well :-)

Sarah said...

I'm sure you will be fine. To help you relax you might want to have a glass of wine beforehand. It will make you feel better at the very least!

Mamma has spoken said...

Hum, from what I can tell you will be breast feeding while not lactating to something that instills fear to the bottom of your soul.
Good luck with that.

Marlene said...

Whatever it is - you will be A-OKAY!!! Why? Because I said so! That's why! :) Think of me and my crazy ways and just KNOW you can do this! (Whatever it is...lol. Please don't tell me you're trying to learn to pee while standing.)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh --I'm sorry to hear about you going through something so hard.... Stress is the worst thing we humans can go through. I hope that your life and situation improves... My love and prayers are with you.
Hugs,
Betsy

Powdered Toast Man said...

where is stress located cuz I can't find it on the map?

The Empress said...

Prayer?

Prayer I can promise you.

WILL DO.

DWei said...

Best of luck to whatever you're doing.

The Blue Zoo said...

Im sure whatever it is youll be great!

Ms. A said...

DWei, Thank you, Damian.

Katherines Corner said...

Oh sweetie.. breathe and relax, Maybe even a little meditation and prayer for calm cool and collected. Picture my hand in yours as you move forward. Hugs!

Duke said...

Granny! You is on a Hooligan Adventure too! Enjoy the excitement and plunge right in! Get your paws dirty! It will be FUN!
Love, Duke

Vicki Lane said...

Babysitting? Nursing infant? I have a feeling you'll do just fine.

Courage!

Pat Tillett said...

Whatever it is, I'm sure you will adapt and survive! Granny always said that worry is advance payment for trouble that seldom comes...
Hang in there and good luck!

Momma Fargo said...

You will do great. I know you are on the 2nd day already by the time I leave you this note, but I want you to remember....

YOU ARE AWESOME!

Say it 100 times if you don't believe me.

Shrinky said...

It's Sunday. I'm guessing you are feeling pretty proud of how well you've managed over these past few days? Sometimes the anticipation can be far worse than the actual event.. I sure hope this has turned out to be one of those times? ((hugs))

TechnoBabe said...

This person's trust in you is well deserved. You will be there in love and you will do what it takes to be helping and participating. Hugs to you both. I am looking forward to hearing about the outcome and seeing some pictures.

*Honest Abe said...

Honestly...

One of my best friends was a midget. He owned a jewelry store. I was going to be on television and was in a stew about it because my name is Abraham Lincoln.

He told me (remember he was a midget) to "rise to the occasion." He said he always does that and has created a successful business rising to the occasion.

Anyway...

Your post was an interesting post to read.

Here I am. It is my real name. Abraham (my grandfather's middle name, "Wesley") Lincoln. I am Abraham Lincoln ('cause I leave the Wesley part out).

And, yes, I am related to President Lincoln, a third cousin – we shared one of our great grandfathers. Now, you can tell your kids or your friends and relatives that you got a comment from a real Abraham Lincoln.

I am on a kind of vacation but get out and about when I have too much on my mind. They brought the new roof yesterday. That was a HUGE surprise to us. We had been going at the insurance company, back and forth, and then they showed up. Not much of a vacation...I drug my oxygen tank around a couple of times marveling at this monumental truck with a crane on it that transported whole skids of stuff up on the roof.

cestlavie22 said...

Sorry to hear about all the stress you are going through. Writing is the best therapy so just keep writing!

Jenny said...

Oh no. I hope you can at least remember to breath. Things are never as bad as you fear or as good as you dream!