With Action Comes Confidence and Courage

Sharing my love of “so many things fabric” with others came to a standstill during the pandemic. I had booked two in-person presentations to quilt guilds in 2020. I presented the first one the night before our state shut down and the one for the following week was canceled. I was disappointed that my plans for traveling to guilds were put on hold for an unknown period of time.

2021 arrived, sparking the hope and desire to share my world of quilting with others. But the world had changed, relying more on technology, the internet, video, and computer apps for interaction. I was nervous and fearful of how I would be able to do this. It felt like I came to an enormous roadblock, not knowing how I would record videos on an older phone without much storage space, edit the video, add captions and/or voice, collect fees, and many other things. I admired quilters who jumped onto Zoom and made a go of it.

The quote above, by Dale Carnegie, is so true. I knew action was better than nothing, but fear of starting and failing kept me frozen.  I decided last week to get busy and do something. I made a video. It took hours to put it all together, but I completed it. I posted it on Instagram, Jumprope, Facebook, and to a craft group I belong to. And today, I’m sharing it with you. It is a short video. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Click below to link to my YouTube video tutorial.

In May, I began an online course that is teaching me how to design, maintain, and back up my own website. It’s so empowering to learn how to do all these things – no calls to support for help, no fees for someone to fix it or update it. I can do it! I am in the process of finalizing my website – getting it ready to launch in late August.

Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers
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