Friday, January 08, 2010

Starting Out With a Bang

First, get yer mind out of the gutter - I didn't mean that title sexually.

Man, when I wrote down my resolutions for 2010, I don't ever remember thinking, "Yeah, this is the year I'd like to step outside of my comfort zone."  Because?  It's kinda nice in my Comfort Zone.  Comfy, you know?  I can simply go about my day, live my life,  know what to expect.  I'm have a ROUTINE, yo.  A nice routine.  A set routine.  A predictable routine.

Apparently 2010 has other plans for me.  And it's only the first week!  Dammit.

First, I did something I didn't think I could do.  Granted, it's small, but kinda big to me.  See that blog button o'er 'dere at the top of my right sidebar?  Guess who made it?  Go ahead, guess...

ME!  All by myself!  So feel free to post it on your blog.  (I'm kinda proud of it.)  (Oh, but let me know if it doesn't work.  Be the first to shatter my html dreams, you ogre you.)

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Earlier this week, I got my first offer to write a paid (!) guest post for an awesome working moms site.  So stay tuned for that.  It's running next week.

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And today, oh today.  This afternoon, I am giving a presentation to over 20 people in my department.  Including our SVP.

Let's pause, shall we? so I can throw up in my mouth a little

See, I am always the gal who ATTENDS presentations.  I don't GIVE presentations.  I'm the one sitting in the back doodling.  I'm the one whispering to my co-worker.  I'm the one silently judging other peoples' fashion choices.

OMG.

FML.

I will be demonstrating a new data storage system.  I know this system like the back of my hand, and it's only 30 minutes. Deep breath in...deep breath out...

Screw it.  Pass me that paper bag so I can hyperventilate into it, would ya?


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And THEN, on my way to work this morning (while I was already vomity from thinking about my 1:00 presentation), I had a message from a friend asking me if I wanted to oh, perhaps speak at a conference in March?

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So apparently 2010 is the year of Dramatically Tossing My Snuggie Off and Stepping Out.

Gah.  Somebody hold me.

24 comments:

Shell said...

Wow, you are doing a lot already! I love what you have named your year.

I'll grab your button!

Jules said...

Wow....scary but awesome!

I would be the same way about speaking. Yikes!

HaB said...

Congrats on the paid writing gig!!! And good luck with your presentation!

beenomom said...

Just think what the rest of the year will hold!!! Don't worry about the presentation you will do just fine. Take a deep breath and start, one minute in and you'll relax and just go with the flow. You will be great!

Oh and nice job on the button by the way, you will have to clue me in on how to make one of those things!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Oh uh. They've found you! This is precisely why doing a good job backfires. You get recruited for more work!! (Congratulations!)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Great things for you! I grabbed your Butt(on) LOL

MONICA-LnP said...

WoW This is fantastic and its only the beginning.
love the blog!
a SITS sista dropping by!

Life As I Know It said...

wow - yay for you!!! All great things, and great to get out of the comfortable comfort zone!

Masala Chica said...

you are definitely, 100% moving out of the zone of comfort.

go on sister. you'll rock all of those things.

Kiran

Patois said...

Good for you! All good all around!

Suburb Sierra said...

That's one way to get Marketing's attention - start speaking and before you know it they'll be recruiting you for trade shows and events. LOL.

I bet you did great. Fantastic line up in 2010.

cbasoli said...

Mrs. Viz,
Lemme know if I can help with any of the geek stuff.
'Soli

amanda said...

whooo hooo - it's 2:48 here - thinking of you and your presentation - i am sure you are rocking it!

Leslie, The Cleaning Coach said...

Enjoy 2010- It's going to be a great year for you!! I can feel it!

Serenityville said...

woohoo - you go girl! I'm so excited about the paid blog - how cool is that??? Can't wait to read it. And for speaking? which I too am PETRIFIED of despite being a coach for 6 years and thinking that would ease my fear in front of other people but didn't - have you heard of toastmasters? I know people who say it changed their lives. I'm joining soon and have been a few times - dreading the day I get in front of the room, but I know some day, probably when I'm 80, it'll get easier.
Good luck!

Serenityville said...

OMG AND I forgot to congratulate you on your button!!! It actually inspired me to try and make my own, try being the operative word. I've never used Photoshop elements, which is what this website I googled suggested, and I am like a cranky 2 year old when it comes to learning new software. Anyway, want to make me one? It can be your christmas present for me.

Crystal said...

Congrats on the paid article. I know how nice those are. :) Visiting from SITS.

CaraBee said...

Came by from Twitter...

I'm coming to Bloggy Boot Camp in March and I promise to be a smiley, friendly face in the crowd!

And then afterward we can all go calm our nerves. In mojitos.

Melissa B. said...

Sounds like you're on a roll so far in 2010...keep up the good work. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did!

Bed Head

Mezamashii said...

Congrats! Good luck with the guest blogging!

anne nahm said...

Congrats and good luck!

Mrs Gloves said...

You can do it! Good luck!

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ A Grande Life

Jen said...

Congrats! When it rains it pours. Always.

Amanda said...

In the spotlight! Deservedly so!

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