I’ve spent a good bit of my life heading into things I have never done before, things I have never been taught how to do. Oftentimes, I have no clue of what I’m getting myself into. For some crazy reason that has never stopped me; I just go full speed ahead.
Whether it was zip lining with my 13-year-old, producing my first music video, writing my first book or paragliding off the Bavarian Alps, I jumped in even though I was completely and utterly terrified. And I do mean terrified―night sweats often entered my world when I ventured into something new that I knew I was completely unqualified for (and they were not created by menopause).
I find I am not alone.
I loved this quote from Tina Fey from when she was facing a new challenge…
“I was a little excited but mostly blorft. “Blorft” is an adjective I just made up that means ‘Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.’ I have been blorft every day for the past seven years” (Tina Fey, Bossypants).
So from here on out I am going to call it “blorft” too. Ladies, join me in the art of blorft.
We will all proceed as if everything is fine, and then suddenly, it will be.