…today I felt like a duck out of water. A diva out of Divaville. I went to an Industrial Auction sale
(yes you read right). This is the type of place where they sell cranes & backhoes & bobcats& cats & semi’s…..etc….
I was there to buy a backhoe. except that until part way through the day, I thought it was called a trackhoe
(ie: “which ring are the trackhoes selling in?”. My bidders manual informed me that the one my husband wanted
me to buy was a BACKHOE. We are building our dream house & apparently need this thing for the basement,
sewer (eww) lines, etc. I wore my pink felt coat & sassy pink striped rubber boats (hello, there WAS mud).
I wore the pink so that the auctioneer would notice me when I actually started to bid. You see, I was a she
in a sea of he. I did not see another female. for miles. Except my mom. But she doesnt count. I dragged her there.
For moral support (she laughed at me as I bid. pft). In case you are wondering…yes, I was the champion bidder.
No, I didnt go above the pre-approved limit that my husband gave me. & Yes, I rocked it. I was so nervous sitting there.
I saw that my BACKHOE (when I first typed that I typed bobcat. there is no hope for me) was up next. I was so nervous.
I asked my mom to just bid for me. She said heck no. I said “Rockwell is sleeping on me, I cant bid”. She said
“your one hand is free, thats all you need”. Then she said “Radelle, you are a professional business woman. Sure
this is not your domain, but you can do this. Just look like you belong. Like you do this everyday”. So I did internet.
When it came my turn to bid, I put on my best professional-i-can-buy-a-trackhoe/bobcat/backhoe face & I bought
that sucker. I bought it internet. My first piece of heavy machinery. It made me think about how many times I have
had to feel like a fish out of water, totally out of my element, not adaquate & scared….and had to buck up & get ‘er done
(yes, I talk like that now. Im down with the rustic machinery lingo). I had literally stood before with knees knocking
& after achieving the goal, felt like I could do anything.
So, whats holding you back? What are you going to do today that scares you?
Today I am going to
a) Bake Something MYSELF
b) SEW Something MYSELF
c) HIKE up a mountain
d) NOT go on facebook
e) HAVE a relaxing bath. (listen, I cannot slay all my dragons in one day)
p.s Adam & I will be in Hawaii shooting a wedding this next week. Email will be returned but just a wee bit slower. Kari will be up to full
steam though (dont feel bad for her, shes going to mexico for
weddings a few times this winter). :)