This morning was such a rush that I'm just getting to a post for today.
Thank you all for the encouragement. I did make the call yesterday to schedule the consultation. And, just as I predicted, as soon as the numbers were dialed, all the stress melted away. It's just something about taking a first step that paralyzes me.
This is all very familiar to me. A few years ago, I needed to have some dental work done. I put off the phone call for years. Yes, years of dental problems. It affected how I interacted with people. And, I put up with it and did my best to keep things from getting worse. But, like all things medical, not getting worse is not the same thing as getting better. Finally, I got a bad infection and the tooth became loose and something HAD to be done. Unfortunately, I waited until it had to be done before I did it and the tooth couldn't be saved.
I made the first phone call, ended up with the sweetest periodontist who did several thousand dollars worth of work in my mouth and I'm a new man. It changed how I talk to people (and whether I talk to them). It gave me back my self confidence, not just getting my tooth fixed, but feeling confident about being in charge of my choices (even if I am slow).
Anyway, you'd think that would be enough to change me going forward, but it wasn't. I still put off booking airline flights for business trips in hopes that things will change and I won't have to go. And, I still put off medical appointments.
I promise not to name my quilt the colonoscopy quilt or anything else as horrid.
And, thanks, Lillian. Your words were simple and powerful.
Be well everyone. I managed to get a good bit more done on that miniature quilt this morning. If it keeps going this fast, there's a chance it could be in this year's show. Goodness knows, that many tiny matching points should be seen. A lot! I might even send pictures to Sally Collins. If I finish fast enough, she might even remember who I am.