written by Paula Hartmann
This week I went to the rollerskating palace. I was nervous because I haven’t stood on skates in over 20 years, but at the same time I was really excited.
I slipped into my skates and thought, “OMG! How will I even make it to the dance floor?” It was the weirdest slippery feeling ever. I managed to get into the rink. Loud music was playing, disco lights were on and I suddenly felt like I was six years old again.
My fear talked loud and said, “You’re gonna break your leg and your arms! You’re gonna look like a fool.” But oh my heart - it was in such exstacy. I told my ego to shut up and then I started to roll.
The first five rounds were funny. My eyes were glued to the floor in front of me, my feet were trying to make sense of all these new sensations. I had the tunnel view, couldn’t see what was going on around me. I was so focussed on myself and on not falling.
But, after half an hour, my courage grew, everything felt more natural and my view went farther and farther ahead of me. It was amazing. I couldn’t get the smiles off my face for two hours.
I had so many realizations on this evening that I want to share with you today.
If you’re thinking about starting something new in your life f.i. writing a blog, starting a dancing practice, starting a business, speaking on stage, taking ukulele lessons - whatever it is - remember these 10 pieces of advice for bloody beginners:
Remember when you were a kid! You were enthusiastic about trying out new things and challenging yourself. This little girl/boy is still inside of you and it wants to come out to play once in a while.
Communicate with it and ask it what it wants.
This is the secret to feel alive, healthy and happy!
Isn't that the only thing we really want?
Sending you so much love!