Don’t be afraid to ask

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have trouble asking for what I want or need. Juggling my two jobs now I have had to ask for schedule changes or days off from nannying or from the mermaid house. And I hate it. I get this worried feeling before I ask for something. I think, “what if they say no?” or “are they going to be mad that I even asked?”

I find that many times in my life I have neglected or delayed asking for what I need or want because of fear of the answer. Or I haven’t asked a question because I was afraid it was a “stupid question.”

When I was a child my mom taught me the phrase, “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.” Meaning, if I want or need something, but don’t ask, I won’t get it. The person doesn’t have the opportunity to say yes, so inadvertently they will always say no. If you want to know something, then you have to ask to get the answer. I have to remember this now. I can’t do everything. I don’t know all the answers. I can’t be two places at once. I need help sometimes. We all do.

Thriving doesn’t mean you have to be a superhero. Thriving doesn’t mean you have to know it all. Thriving doesn’t mean that you have to do it alone. It’s about living life the best you can, and sometimes that means asking for help.

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