Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday

One of the adjectives sadly missing from describing the Baroness would be spontaneity.

I am no good with surprises, and too much of a control freak to just "wing it". If I am ever put in a position where I have to think on my feet, I am plagued with doubt over my decisions for, oh, I don't know - about 20 years.

There goes my career in improv.

You may be asking yourself, "What does any of this have to do with Thoughtful Thursday"? I'm getting there.

I recently had a phone message waiting for me; an invitation to be a guest at an awards luncheon next week. This ceremony is to honor the nominated women for their contributions within our community. I know a couple of the nominees - they are so very worthy of the attention.

Here's the thing. Up until about an hour ago, I waffled about saying yes. I was concerned that I really had no place being there, in a room full of driven, networking women. All empowering each other with their wisdom and magic, trading business cards and synergizing.

What exactly would I have to contribute to the energy in the room? What valuable service could I possibly offer for barter? Would I tell people I'm a "writer"? Or would I use my usual line: "I write a blog"?

And then I thought, screw it. I'm going.

Buoying me along in my decision is today's quote from one of my favorite writers in the blogosphere (please note that I did not say "blog writer" - to me there is a vast distinction), the always brilliant Blog Antagonist at Blogs Are Stupid.

She is the polar opposite of stupid. Her posts are rich with insight, information, and inspiration. I urge you to visit her.

One of my favorite features on her page is her list of quotations. I've seen this one before, but today? It just jumped out at me and screamed at me to say yes to the invitation:

"Well behaved women rarely make history."
~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Maybe I do have a place after all...

6 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

You. Go. Baroness.

Blog Antagonist said...

Aw Pshaw. You're good for my ego. But my dear...I have to return the compliment in spades.

You go to that luncheon. You will be brilliant because you always are.

Can't wait to hear about it.

Blog Antagonist said...

OOPS, forgot to say...yes, there is a difference between a person who blogs and a writer. You? Are a writer. Wear it.

Baroness von B said...

Countess MPM: I will. And you can make book that I will be anything but well-behaved.

(ok, that's a lie. I was just trying to sound badass. It never really works out)

Countess BA: Don't make me "Aw, shucks" you back - just accept your greatness and move on.

As for your second comment, hmm. I don't think I'll get business cards made up just yet. I still get a stutter trying to get that out. Thank you for the kindness, though.

I hope you're feeling a little better today. Musta been the soup.

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

I blog, you write. I already told you are my written word hero.

I agree...wear it!

Baroness von B said...

Countess Tracey: And I take pictures while you create photographs.

You are too, too kind. Thank you.

 
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