Wise Words From A Woman I Love

Next week I’m working on a brand new writing project. I’m scared, I’m nervous, I fear that I’ll fail. My anxiety, the inner voice that thinks I’m terrible and won’t shut up about it, is trying to silence and stop me. But this, from the amazing Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please has reminded me that there’s nothing wrong with failing – you can only ever judge yourself for not trying.

Thank you to everyone who has been reading – just like Amy, you give me the courage and confidence to try.

“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that’s what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”

Amy Poehler

Something For The Weekend

“There is a common superstition that ‘self-respect’ is a kind of charm against snakes, something that keeps those who have it locked in some unblighted Eden, out of strange beds, ambivalent conversations, and trouble in general. It does not at all. It has nothing to do with the face of things, but concerns instead a separate peace, a private reconciliation.”

Joan Didion, On Self Respect