|Ashmaster's ref. gear|
Starting off in youth league soccer, she now plays on a traveling competitive team, and most recently, began training with her high school team. The junior varsity and varsity teams have not been announced yet, but since the second week of school, she's been practicing with the varsity group. Yay, Ashmaster! (Ashley's nickname)
Last week, Ashley was invited by the varsity soccer coach to begin reffing youth soccer (6-8 yr. olds). Tuesday evening, she reffed her first game. Sure she was nervous, downright terrified, I'd have to venture. Have you ever been to a youth soccer game? The parents are brutal to the poor souls in the yellow jerseys!
|Ash is in yellow (look at those cross-armed parents!)|
Watching her referee, I learned a valuable writing lesson. If you're passionate about something, you've got to acknowledge your insecurities, embrace your vulnerability, and put yourself out there. It's a simple concept. If you don't try, you'll never succeed.
|Bravery at its finest|
Sorry for the length of the post. I intended for this to be short & sweet. :)
I found a fabulous article in Psychology Today about creativity and fear. You can read it HERE. The author has seven helpful tips for conquering fear. I LOVE #3. :P The social media tip is great, too.
***Next week's post, a couple of interesting characters will take over my blog on the 18th. O_O
*** Oct. 24th my blog is scheduled for its BIG change.
Be true to you, folks!