Another gorgeous photo prompt from The Haunted Wordsmith …I have to say I love this one! It makes me want to gallop. To skip and jump and do cartwheels.
It makes me think of ADVENTURE, which is something playing on my mind at the moment. I am starting a new job tomorrow. I feel a sense of intrepidation even though I am relieved to have left my old job behind. I am telling myself to think of it as another challenge, another adventure, something new to learn, another mountain to conquer.
As one of my all-time favourite characters, from any film I have ever watched, once sang beautifully well, I am feeling a little nervous:
What will this day be like? I wonder.
What will my future be? I wonder.
It could be so exciting to be out in the world, to be free
My heart should be wildly rejoicing
Oh, what’s the matter with me?
I’ve always longed for adventure
To do the things I’ve never dared
Now here I’m facing adventure
Then why am I so scared?
I have a post I need to polish up in my drafts folder. It is all about what my best friends say about me. Years ago many of my friends and workmates laughed when they saw the movie “Bridget Jones’ Diary”. They said it is me all over. Now, I don’t quite agree with that. You see out of curiosity I watched “Bridget Jones’ Diary” on my own, when it was eventually broadcast on TV…and, because I didn’t like how many swear words I heard, I muted the sound and watched the rest of the film in silence.
In all honesty, I can see why people said I reminded them of Bridget Jones…I am not going to argue with that. Goodness, even Goldfinch recently called me Bridget Jones. But my best friends who know me well have hit the nail on the head when they describe me as a 50/50 split of Bridget Jones and Maria Von Trapp. I would say this….I am trying to live my life like Maria Von Trapp, but it often works out more like Bridget Jones. But if I had to choose my role-model – Maria would always win! She is everything I would love to be. I am a huge Julie Andrews fan, although Renée Zellweger is probably my favourite modern actress.
Back to my present situation…NEW JOB TOMORROW! Well….I know how things turned out for the lovely Maria.
Oh, I must stop these doubts, all these worries
If I don’t I just know I’ll turn back
I must dream of the things I am seeking
I am seeking the courage I lack
The courage to serve them with reliance
Face my mistakes without defiance
Show them I’m worthy
And while I show them
I’ll show me
So, let them bring on all their problems
I’ll do better than my best
I have confidence they’ll put me to the test
But I’ll make them see I have confidence in me
Well…I am heading out and about to enjoy my Sunday before the new job starts tomorrow…and this is what I am humming in my head. Wish me well!