I have to laugh at myself sometimes. It’s actually a very healthy thing to do, as people tend to take themselves way too seriously! Today I am amused by my own insecurities.
One of the things I was considering doing as a way to earn some money was teaching knitting. I had thought about business cards, how much I’d charge, etc, but I hadn’t done anything more about it. Then this opportunity arose – a friend asked me if I’d like to teach a group of 12 year olds who were booked in for a series of classes at a local yarn store but whose teacher had had to cancel due to sickness.
I had a lot of questions, some of which were answered by one of the parents, and it took me days to make up my mind. I have been sitting on the fence for the last few days, teetering one way or another, and three times I started an email to say that I couldn’t do it. Each time, I deleted it before sending.
It’s silly, because this was the perfect opportunity, dropped in my lap, to earn money doing what I love, and it could lead to more of the same.
So I have finally composed an email setting out my terms and we’ll see if it pans out. The fact that I successfully taught that class of seniors a while back is helping me to feel more confident, and I’m sure that 12 year old girls will have the maturity and physical abilities to learn a lot from a class.
I have a few busy days coming up so I should probably use my at-home day today to think about a schedule for the classes. Even if this particular class doesn’t happen, it would be great to have lesson plans in place for ease of teaching at short notice.
Today’s lesson: leaving my ego out of it 😉