BIG plans

Tomorrow evening, I'm stepping outside of my comfort zone. Or maybe I'm embracing my NEW comfort zone. I think that it is a little bit of both.

My comfort zone is to be in areas where I am familiar with the setting, or at least with people that I know. Recent experiences have shown me that if I am nervous, my MS symptoms are more likely to appear. It must have something to do with physiology. For example, if I am in a room of strangers, or with people whom I don't usually interact with, I am more likely to be nervous.

Yeah, yeah...I can hear you..."I get like that".

When I get nervous, I get the wobbles. I stop turning my head, and become rigid, quiet. I retreat for self-preservation. Nervousness and uncertainty are not my friend.

So what is my new comfort zone? When I read what I just typed, I feel as if my new comfort zone is more of an anomaly. I am doing something that I wouldn't usually do, MS, or not.

I'm participating in a 3 hour knitting class.

I'm going to learn how to cast on, cast off...and something else that I can't remember at this time.

I consider this to be one of the pluses of having frayed wires, and my life experience of the past 3 years...a greater ability to see life for what it is, and not be over analytical, skeptical, or reserved...just do it.

Emily

3 comments:

mchen said...
July 7, 2009 at 12:16 AM

First of all: WOW, love the new blog look :) Gorgeous!

Second, great for you. I think it's important to try new things, put yourself in different situation, challenge yourself.

Plus, learning to knit will be SO COOL! And also a perfect distraction. Nothing at all like having to make small talk — since there's automatically something to discuss and focus on.

Can't wait to see what you knit & purl :)

High On Craft said...
July 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM

I totally agree with mchen. I think it's fantastic!

Absolutlely LOVE the new blog look!

Ladyfingers said...
July 13, 2009 at 8:40 AM

I'll buy your first scarf!!

(even if it looks like a pot holder)

Momxo

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