Saturday, May 17, 2008

Captured by Fear

So I was thinking last night as a perused through, yet, another knitting book... Knitting, a hobby which I took up about one year ago, but I am still afraid to take that next step and create something that I am excited about. Logically, I think, what's to fear? The worst thing that can happen is that I will have to tear something out --- but the possibility of making a mistake has me paralyzed and I continue to make small things that are safe. So, this fear of mistakes not only affects my "hobby" life, but also my real life. I often think of how many things I do not do because I am afraid that I will not do it right - or just the plain 'ole uncertainty of the outcome. Yikes! What a way to live! So, at least for today - I'm going to try to step out of the box and start to knit something that I might like - that I may struggle with along the way. Who knows, I may learn something. If I can only conquer this task, who knows what may come...


  1. Annie -
    Only by taking chances do we overcome fears.
    Knit something fun for yourself. You'll make some mistakes but learn so much by doing so.

    Take a leap - JUMP!

  2. ok miss time for you to get back to blogging, so put that scabbard down because I tagged you for a meme :)