Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Insecure Writer's Group

Hi everyone,
I hope your insecurities are little ones this month. Thank you to Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this group.
Last month was one with a milestone event for me: my first TV appearance! I confess it was scary, even before it started. Picture this: We wake up before the crack of dawn so we can travel a little ove an hour away to the studio. We get to the city, thanks to our GPS. But when we're fairly close, the GPS decides not to work! Yipes. even our written directions weren't helpful at this point. I called the studio to explain we were lost, remembering they may not talk to me at all. Totally frazzled by now, my husband pulled the car to the side of the road to plan our next step. Just then I saw the studio right along side of us! We rushed in and waited for my turn to be interviewed.  The interviewer, Laura Hutchinson, was very nice and helpful. My leg was shaking the whole time, but I managed to answer the questions and didn't faint dead away. Not sure if I would do it again, but at least I"m glad to have tried a new venture and survived.
My advice is to try new things. It's good to remember you can do more than you ever imagine. If you don't try, you could miss out on a great opportunity. So next time you're afraid of something, give it a shot. You could surprise yourself.
Wishing you a great month with only tiny insecurities.

copyright 2016:Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


  1. I'm glad it worked out for you (I think I have the same GPS you folks have...) That's a really good piece of advice. If you don't try you'll never know what you might have missed.

  2. Such inspiring words, Deanie. I'm so glad your interview went well. It is great that the interviewer made you feel at ease. Hoping many more great opportunities come your way.

    1. Thank you, Murees. She did her best to keep me calm. It was a whole new experience for sure! But a good confidence builder, I think.

  3. That must have been stressful! Glad it all worked out in the end and you faced a new challenge. It is amazing what we can do when we take a leap into the unknown.

  4. Thank you Suzanne! That's exactly what it was, a big jump into the unknown. But now we know a little more than we did before.

  5. That's great the you persevered and were successful. And you're so right about trying new things. You gain so much when you get out of your comfort zone.