Shy Girl Bragging

Shy is a girl I know so well.

A brave, determined, quiet girl.

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Q. What does Kindergarten Fundraising and a Blogging Event have in common?

A. A shy girl making multiple phonecalls and emails to sponsors.

{it’s true…and I’m getting better at it. Last year some kindergarten mums said to me “oh I could never ask for sponsors, I’m too shy.” Thing is, I hesitate too, but it’s something that I’ve done so many times that I don’t mind any more. I’m finding that as long as I focus on my strengths- like my resilience (some may say stubborn?!) then making requests for money doesn’t phase me any more. Instead it’s all about persisting to achieve a solution that both parties can benefit from.}

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Once upon a time, I feared failure. I was also very, very quiet.

Just because you’re shy, doesn’t mean you can’t achieve. Just because you achieve, doesn’t mean you’re not shy.

{Writing about success- is that bragging? 2012 has been a year of new creative projects. Making the decision to join my life drawing group, booking a trip to New York (to have your boss suddenly offer to pay for your costs – out of the blue!), investing in a SuperAwesomeMicroProject, writing an ebook (later this year)…these things don’t just happen. Especially when you’re juggling 3 kids, a husband, a part time job and all of the colours of life. Each time I ask myself…can I do this? I question my abilities and capacity to do these things. But curiosity wins every time. }

Life Drawing Group week 6 - a lovely afternoon class today, an elegant model, classical music and delicious Choc brownies during the break helped #art
life drawing week 6

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A type of shy: the apprehensive, questioning, persistent kind. I’m probably an introvert. Recently I scored as extrovert on a personality test. That can’t be right, I thought.

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::endnote:: take risks, embrace opportunity, be creative, keep trying, share your journey ::note to self::

How about you? What does being shy mean to you?

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  • http://simonpollock.com.au Simon

    Shy means not always being able to capture the images that I want to capture. Not always getting all of the information that I need – but I’m getting better at it!

    I hate asking for money – I hate talking about money. I don’t like standing up in front of people at a wedding to take photographs (makes it pretty hard sometimes to do what I want to do! hah)

    …but I’m getting better at it!

    Great article, thanks!

  • wonderwebby

    I relate to all of those Sime,

    YAY for getting better at it :) Most of the time it just takes practice, persistence (and a ‘lil encouragement doesn’t go astray either) don’t you think?

  • http://Vervely.com/ Shai Coggins

    Good on you, Jasmin! You know you’re in the right place, doing the right things, when the world seems to open up the way it does for you…:)

    You know I also consider myself a shy, introvert. Learned to be more of an “extrovert on demand” because I feel that’s the only way I can get some things done. Sometimes, we just do what we need to do, not necessarily because they’re easy. We just want to achieve what we wish to! :)

    All the best with it… ;)
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    • wonderwebby

      Thanks Shai! I wonder if being a lil’ shy also means there’s more satisfaction in achievement?
      Life is certainly opening up for you too. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

  • http://picklebums.com katepickle

    I think I have some inner battle going on most of the time… for example, I’d quite like to sing in a choir or maybe even be in an amateur play, but I hate to make phone calls that could get me there, and I worry that if I actually did those things I might not enjoy the lime-light after all…. Shy is a strange beast isn’t it, but not always a bad one.
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    • wonderwebby

      Hi Kate! Have you read how Maggie Beer sings in a choir and LOVES it? I love the idea of a group of girlfriends singing around a baby grand :)

  • http://www.newlifeontheroad.com/ Lisa Wood

    Yep – so get that! I am the shy one that likes to blog, but doesnt like to be out there in the offline world!
    I am trying so hard to get out of my comfort zone and explore the possibilities of what life has to offer.
    Congrats on your trip over seas, and your drawings are looking so good!
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    • wonderwebby

      Lisa – it would strike me that many would admire your ability to get out of your comfort zone…living life uniquely :)