Speak less of your plans

20 Jun

Written by Kirri White.  Follow me on twitter or facebook.

You can also contact me by email –  kirri@happymumsathome.com

This post is part of the #trust30 writing initiative, inspired by Ralph Waldo Emersons “Self-reliance” that encourages you to look within and trust yourself.

You can find further details regarding the challenge here.

Writing prompt by Author Laura Kimball

I once received a fortune cookie that read: “Speak less of your plans, you’ll get more done.” What’s one project that you’ve been sitting on and thinking about but haven’t made progress on? What’s stopping you? What would happen if you actually went for it and did it?

There is a little secret passion I keep concealed beneath many layers of half-truths and maybes.

Sometimes it emits a burning light  that I wish I could share with the rest of the world.   Other times, it taunts me, demanding to be revealed so that I will be disgraced and humiliated for even contemplating that I could share in it’s power. Ha!

Painful and beautiful…it rests in the gap that inhabits my total truth.

The place I go to play when I dream in glorious wonder, only to awake firmly rooted in doubt…once more.

It’s that teeny space between the ‘what ifs’ and the ‘dont be so bloody stupid’ girl!

You know exactly what Im talking about….dont you?

I did something though.

I made a bold move towards claiming this elusive piece of me.

In doing so,  I imagined that I would rise up – shattering the glass encasing my secret passion and bask in it’s glow…FEARLESS.

Instead, I  realised that it was just the first step in many and that part of me is still holding back, only half-showing up.

Perplexing to have your self-imposed walls re-erected after you seemingly faced a demon. Bah.

I know what my next move is.  I’m just not sure how it’s going to play out.

Isn’t that part of the allure though?

~Kirri

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know I. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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7 Responses to “Speak less of your plans”

  1. Lina@MothersLoveLetters June 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Go for it, Kirri!!!
    Doubt and fear aren’t always bad things. They can be signals that you’re on the right track, because it means you’re pushing yourself to grow. The easy things are never scary 🙂
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Kirri White June 20, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

      Couldn’t agree moree Lina….Terrified must mean I’m on to something big then!
      Thanks for your support. It means a lot.

  2. countingducks June 21, 2011 at 4:01 am #

    Leaving your comfort zone is always daunting. I’ve got a feeling you’ll be succesful in yor plan though

    • Kirri White June 21, 2011 at 10:16 am #

      Comfort zone has been left behind and currently standing on a ledge 🙂
      Thanks for your kind words Peter….appreciated.
      Now go and create some more amazing stories!

  3. Laura Kimball June 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    If I had written a post, it definitely would have been this one! Very nice post, Kirri! I love this part:

    “The place I go to play when I dream in glorious wonder, only to awake firmly rooted in doubt…once more.

    It’s that teeny space between the ‘what ifs’ and the ‘dont be so bloody stupid’ girl!”

    Well done, lady! Can’t wait to see you go for it!

    • Kirri White June 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

      Is it a little bit tragic that I am bouncing up and down because the author of this writing prompt is commenting with kind words on my blog?!
      Whatever…I’m not going to hide my exuberance and appreciation….Thanks Laura!!

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    […] Speak less of your plans by Kirri White – If I had written a prompt, it would have been this one: “There is a little secret passion I keep concealed beneath many layers of half-truths and maybes…The place I go to play when I dream in glorious wonder, only to awake firmly rooted in doubt…once more.” […]

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