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I'm back in Ottawa now

Posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

Yay! This trip was really fun and really boosted my self confidence. I am very capable of taking care of myself and finding my way around. Everything went flawlessly. All my plans were great.

I'm a capable, competent woman and I think I can travel anywhere alone. Amazingly I was not anxious at all on my own. I didn't even have trouble sleeping. Everything was great.

My flight my SF to Toronto was delayed and they first told me I had missed my connecting flight. I would have had to stay in a hotel, and I was not at all anxious about it. I feel like I can handle all problems with confidence. The plane decided to wait for me, fortunately, but I was able to handle the unexpected with no anxiety.

Overall it was a great trip and I had a great time.

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb

Posted by SLS on May 20, 2009, at 5:06:10

In reply to I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

> Yay! This trip was really fun and really boosted my self confidence. I am very capable of taking care of myself and finding my way around. Everything went flawlessly. All my plans were great.
>
> I'm a capable, competent woman and I think I can travel anywhere alone. Amazingly I was not anxious at all on my own. I didn't even have trouble sleeping. Everything was great.
>
> My flight my SF to Toronto was delayed and they first told me I had missed my connecting flight. I would have had to stay in a hotel, and I was not at all anxious about it. I feel like I can handle all problems with confidence. The plane decided to wait for me, fortunately, but I was able to handle the unexpected with no anxiety.
>
> Overall it was a great trip and I had a great time.


I, for one, am extremely proud of you - not that this matters too terribly much. You did everything exactly right. Now you have a wealth of good memories and a sense of empowerment.

You are the real deal!

Thanks for posting so frequently about your trip.


- Scott


 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb

Posted by Kath on May 20, 2009, at 8:39:07

In reply to I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

Holy Smokes Deneb!!

How's this whole trip for a 'reference point' to always have in your awareness of not only your capabilities, but how much pleasure you can have when you go with your own judgement & wishes....when you follow your own personal dreams!

YAY for you!!! Sounds like you dealt VERY well with an experience that would have most people sweating buckets (the whole thing about the delayed flight/connecting flight, etc).

It's delightful to hear you recognizing & SAYING all those great true things about yourself.

As those cigarette ads years ago used to say, "Baby, you've come a LONG way!"

So happy for you Deneb!

love, Kath

PS - in our family, we have little code-words or letters for certain events/situations that have happened in the past. They capture a whole situation briefly. "Is that a 'velcro'?" "Remember the cross-bow?" are a couple.

In your own mind, when you have something you want to do, or when someone is giving you advice that feels NOT what you want for yourself, you now could remind yourself by thinking something referring to this trip. For ex, "Remember SF" or "Is this a SF situation?" This could be so useful in continuing to build your self-confidence in creating the kind of life that YOU want for yourself.

xoxo K

 

Ditto to everything Scott said.

Posted by Kath on May 20, 2009, at 8:41:03

In reply to Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb, posted by SLS on May 20, 2009, at 5:06:10

> I, for one, am extremely proud of you - not that this matters too terribly much. You did everything exactly right. Now you have a wealth of good memories and a sense of empowerment.
>
> You are the real deal!
>
> Thanks for posting so frequently about your trip.


DITTO - Kath

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now

Posted by Amelia_in_StPaul on May 20, 2009, at 10:31:56

In reply to I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

Yay! Wow, what a great thing to have such a self-confidence booster. That's what I was thinking about for my road trip--that doing it successfully, and with joy, would really help my doldrums. Thanks for posting about your trip--it gave me the idea to ask for feedback here, and to really think seriously about putting a trip together. Sounds like you had fun!!!


> Yay! This trip was really fun and really boosted my self confidence. I am very capable of taking care of myself and finding my way around. Everything went flawlessly. All my plans were great.
>
> I'm a capable, competent woman and I think I can travel anywhere alone. Amazingly I was not anxious at all on my own. I didn't even have trouble sleeping. Everything was great.
>
> My flight my SF to Toronto was delayed and they first told me I had missed my connecting flight. I would have had to stay in a hotel, and I was not at all anxious about it. I feel like I can handle all problems with confidence. The plane decided to wait for me, fortunately, but I was able to handle the unexpected with no anxiety.
>
> Overall it was a great trip and I had a great time.

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb

Posted by gobbledygook on May 20, 2009, at 11:22:36

In reply to I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

Yes, thanks for posting about your trip.
I really enjoyed reading about it.

Bob likes champagne? Now I'll think of
him drinking champagne at his computer
deeply pondering whether to issue blocks
or not - while frantically punching in
numbers into his handy dandy block calculator.
LOL.

Seriously, trips have a wonderful way of
transforming you...I'm glad yours brought
self-confidence and fun!

Hope your sunburn feels better.

Gobbledygook


 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now

Posted by Phillipa on May 20, 2009, at 12:20:42

In reply to Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb, posted by gobbledygook on May 20, 2009, at 11:22:36

It's true each time you travel you come back so much stronger. How many attended the trip? Did you get the chocolate? Love Phillipa

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Phillipa

Posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 19:20:48

In reply to Re: I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Phillipa on May 20, 2009, at 12:20:42

I got 3 pieces of chocolate on Haight Ashbury. I really like 2 of them.

Tomorrow it is back to work I go. Boo LOL. My sunburn still hurts. Ouchie. I took so many pictures! I think I have 1000. I showed some to Dr. Bob.

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb

Posted by Phillipa on May 20, 2009, at 20:40:51

In reply to Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Phillipa, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 19:20:48

When you going to post them? Would love to see them. Love Phillipa

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb

Posted by Dinah on May 20, 2009, at 20:58:09

In reply to I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

That's wonderful, Deneb!

I felt the same way about soldering. Everytime I face something difficult, I think to myself, if I soldered I can do anything.

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb

Posted by ricker on May 20, 2009, at 21:20:39

In reply to I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

Hi Deneb, glad you had a good trip, must help with the confidence!! Hey, before moving to B.C. I spent 8 years in Ottawa, back in the 70"s!!!
Went to Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School, OH that brings back at lot of good memories. :-)

Take care, Rick

 

Re: I'm back in Ottawa now manic

Posted by manic666 on May 21, 2009, at 11:45:44

In reply to Re: I'm back in Ottawa now Deneb, posted by ricker on May 20, 2009, at 21:20:39

baby im proud of you, i have never in my life done what you have done never even flew, pretty cccccccccccccccool.

 

Back at U Deneb!

Posted by Relapse on May 21, 2009, at 18:30:14

In reply to I'm back in Ottawa now, posted by Deneb on May 20, 2009, at 1:05:24

Congrats deneb - You are an inspiration. Its what I need to try more. Live my life and not let the disease control everything. I avoid so many things so as not to wake the anxiety beast. I think if we lose the will to try, even if we fail at times, we have given up. Great job.
Dave


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