My wife and I just returned from an extended vacation. We were driving to a small desert
community called, Quartzsite in Arizona; although, we weren’t staying in the town. We decided
to try out our homemade camper-van and see how it worked in the desert. There were almost
4000 other folks doing the exact same thing. You’ll be happy to know it worked like a champ.
The solar array charged the battery, which charged our devices, and kept our little 12 volt
refrigerator working just fine.
Some of the funnest times during our vacation though were around the campfire. There was
a sort of community fire pit, and we’d all dutifully assemble there after supper. Now as a musician
I almost always get asked to bring my guitar and play some tunes which I have always been very
embarrassed about. I get all flustered and don’t know what to say or do. This time was no different,
but I brought it up. I said right out that I get all freaked out about it and it turns out there were others
there who felt the same thing. Eventually we talked each other into playing and took turns around
the fire. It was difficult at first to take a step outside my own experience of embarrassment and do
what I do. However, once I did I had a pretty good time. Now I don’t want this to come off as a
self-help thing, an ego thing, or Goddess forbid a promise to always be the guy playing at a campfire.
I am just saying that in this case I had a blast playing and listening to others play.
We are all capable of jumping out of our comfort zone in order to try something new or just to share
with other folks of like mind the things we do. Whether that’s music, construction, or anything else.
It can be a very fun thing if looked at right.
Good luck with all things.