I was feeling awkward. Unsure. At a standstill. And a friend saw through my insecurity and called me out. When I had never tried at this before, and I hadn’t even spoken it out loud. When I wasn’t even sure it was for real. And the fear of falling flat on my face - FOFFOMF - ruled me. She spoke words of encouragement. And bossed me. Bossy encouragement. Until she had me believing it. And then actually doing it. She volunteered (ordered) her own family to be my guinea pigs. And it was a blast.