Do I really need those boots?
Eek! …and I don’t even own a pair of boots!
I thought I had no need for boots… sandals would be just fine!
My original blog was called “Flying Colors”and it was 4 years old. Well, just recently I found out that I had been tiptoeing all along, “mostly bare foot” all over the web and flying by the seat of my pants!
It seemed to me I had worked double and, even triple, and I had been losing my enthusiasm slowly. With this said I looked around to see what else could I be doing… since I knew I had a trove of beautiful images, I then decided to try myself out in a big NYC trade-show! I went, and without the proper gear specially the need of good boots! Consequently I almost lost my feet in that trip I came back with bruised toes, and very sore feet. Somewhere I had lost my light-hearted sandals! There was no footing to stand on, and this lack of solid ground was indeed scary and quite painful.
I flipped and flopped around at home for good while until the soles of my feet healed with lots of gardening, Bollywood and chocolate. Then came several consultations, I finally talked to a coach friend and she mentioned to take a look at Kelly Rae Roberts. I visited Kelly’s site, and enjoyed this safe, beautiful and honest haven. I felt very lucky to be able to sign up in time and take her e-Course “Flying Lessons”, even though I was a bit apprehensive of attempting to fly again. But I thought: “You never even took any of these lessons in the first place!”
That trade-show made me come to grips that I had some serious communication issues! My fear of writing stemmed that I had never really studied “English”. I had gone to a Venezuelan school and I knew English simply because my mother was American and we spoke it at home and I read a lot. This handicap of not knowing how to write very well made me very insecure in expressing myself verbally. So I also enrolled in a “Business English” class at my local Community College. Now I am learning English Grammar, writing business letters and understanding proper netiquette.
Flying Lessons started in August and I have made many new amazing friends of which I have read their incredible stories and acknowledge their creative spirits / arenas. I don’t have to “FLY SOLO” anymore!
Within this network I also found out about a “super flyer” called Holly Becker from the blog: “Decor 8” she was offering some advance blogging lessons. The e-course is called “Blogging Your Way”, it’s a BOOT CAMP not a SPA and you need some good boots! In this class I have to write 3 blogging posts this week with at least 250 words. Also I should reveal who I am, and let people know what I have to offer. I need to let people in on some of my dreams, let them know about my accomplishments and share what the wonderful possibilities are.
To be an original and a successful blogger is not easy, nor is it simple. It takes serious focus and commitment, a clear and generous spirit. And, I definitely need some good boots, because there is a lot for me to cover and share! … the FlyingColors’ blog is now the Lisa Rivas blog.
“The greatest difficulty with the world is not its ability to produce, but the unwillingness to share.” ~ Roy L. Smith
Linda Slobey says
Lisa, Good thing you have some sturdy boots (and stylish ) because you are definitely jumping in with both feet. You are inspiring and I am loving your spirited writing. Great work!
i love both the boots, and the boot metaphor. there are so many fabulous foot metaphors and analogies aren’t there…. congratulations on diving back in and for making it yours! bravo. i love how iterations of “us” seem to constantly unfold and go deeper, and deeper and deeper.
Kristen Conley says
Fabulous post! And I too am so glad I found Flying Lessons! Try not to let yourself fee self-conscius about your grammar…yours is way better than mine! <3
Thank You! Thank You! I’m finding the blog writing to be a lot more fun. I use to dread it, the writing part… thanks for reminding me of having some leeway with myself.
What a great fun cute~shoe/boot post! Thanks for sharing… Who doesn’t love the quest for shoes!!! Love those cowboy boots too! Have a great day!
As a fellow BYW student, I had to get my boots on too! Such a great learning opportunity – reaching out and meeting such talented people, like yourself. Looking forward to checking out your Etsy shop. Beautiful work!