May Day or Mayday? Musings on feeling confident


Hello my goddess!


How are you today?


As I can’t hear your answer. I hope you are answering that are all is happy and well ūüôā


And me? I am feeling wonderful.


Why? (Do we really even need a reason to feel wonderful?)


The merry month of May is my most bestest dazzlingest favoriteist month of all time.


(Spellcheck is telling me that some of those words I used are misspelled. Hellooo, spellcheck: I don’t care what you say. Those words DO exist. They are superkalifragelistics¬†entries in Indre’s Dictionary of Favorite Words.)


There’s something about May that I can’t get enough of.


May starts out with May 1st. (duh…)


Ah, what a day!¬†I really hope you danced your little hearts out and weren’t feeling too many sore muscles after all the prancing around the maypole with flowers in your hair. (Say whaaaaat? No maypole¬†dancing? Oh, so sorry to hear that. How sad. Well, OK, confession time: neither did I. Maybe we’ll have to organize such an event next year; flowing gowns, crowns of flowers, wee faeries, and mighty goddesses¬†included. What do you say? Shall we??!)


May 1st is a double whammy day because not only are you expected to dance around a maypole, you are also expected NOT to work. (Good idea as working & prancing aren’t very good dance¬†partners.)
May 1st is ¬†a worker’s holiday in all of Europe (the equivalent to Labor Day in the US).
Any day that celebrates no-work-and-all-play is a great day, huh?


Then there’s May 2nd.

That is a big holiday in Madrid, Spain. Dos de Mayo. I used to live in Madrid and would get a super big kick out of the fireworks I’d see in the sky on that particular evening. Spaniards are very late night party people. So when they were celebrating on the 2nd, the fireworks would actually go off AFTER midnight. Which means that, in reality, it was the 3rd of May (not the 2nd) when all that colorful Bang-Bang stuff would take place. And why did I get a kick out of that? The 3rd is my birthday (thanks, Mom!!!), so I would take that fireworks celebration very personally. I clearly remember that first year I was in Madrid (turning¬†22!), standing¬†there watching the fireworks¬†as everyone was ooohing and aahhhhing, and¬†I¬†said to myself, “How cool it that? Madrid is celebrating my¬†birthday!”


May 4th. Yesterday. BEE-Yoo-Tea-Full spring day. What more can we ask for?


May 5th. Today! Cinco de Mayo. Holiday & partying in Mexico! Another colorful fiesta! Never been there for that. I love bright colors coupled with blue skies and warm weather. I think I am putting that on my bucket list right now. Mexico on the 5th of May. Who wants to join me?


Today is also the day I send you something special.


A little surprise for you……….




Here’s a teeny weeny video for you!

“Oh, who cares”, ¬†I hear you say….

Ok, I understand, it is rather a waste of time to watch homemade YouTube videos.
(But what a better way to procrastinate than to watch funny puppy videos!)

This is NOT a Kute Kat video, nor a Funny Puppy video.

It is just me.

(Spoiler alert).

Jut Saying Hi.

youtube one

Click on the image of me waving to watch.


Here is the thing.


It was SCARY for me to do this.


(Think: jumping out of a low flying vehicle, being locked up in a roomful of scorpions, being stranded on an island with no wifi.)


Heck, I don’t even do selfie photos of myself. So a selfie video???? Huh?


But I did it precisely because it was scary.


Here is the thing. (Yeah, I already said that, I know).


It feels SO GOOD to do something that is initially scary.


It moves you, it elates you, it transforms you into a real goddess!


And, that, my dearest goddess, is what this is all about:




Self-confidence is important to feel like a wonderful dazzling fantastic (and self-confident) goddess.


Doing something challenging, going beyond your comfort zone, helps boost your self-confidence.


Do you feel like you need a shot of self-confidence?


If so, I challenge YOU, my dear goddess, to do something a wee bit challenging today. Yes, today.

(Or this week. That’s OK, too.)


It could be something as simple as telling the guy who oh-so-impolitely shoved his way in front of you at the line at the supermarket that hey, you were there first.

Or maybe it could be as complicated as telling your boss that you deserve a raise.

Or telling him/her that today was the last day at work. Ever. (*gulp*)


Whatever. Try it. Please do. It feels WONDERFUL! (Especially after it is all over and those sweaty palms no longer sweat.)

Tell me about your intent at trying to do something scary.
Write about it in the comments below.
(Yeah, I get it, leaving a comment here¬†is a scary challenge, isn’t it?)
I read each and every one of your comments. I love, love, love to get your comments on my blog ūüôā

Please share this letter with anyone you know who may  need a boost of self-confidence.


Hi & bye! See you soon!



Indre the Happy Confident Goddess


4 thoughts on “May Day or Mayday? Musings on feeling confident”

  1. Seeing you here is the next best thing to seeing you here at home with me. Or talking to you on SKYPE. You look great wearing your own handcrafted jewelry and your top. Wow!

    My most daring venture lately has been to open a store on etsy. Very challenging. It’s almost like having a real walk-in store. So many things to do‚ÄĒresearch about the items posted, accurate description, enticing photos, proper display, advertising! What a challenge, but its fun!

    1. Yes, I agree: opening up a shop on etsy can be rather daunting at first! It gets easier and easier as time goes by. <3 Love <3

  2. Beautiful video Indre! You are awesome.

    Sometimes it’s the hardest and most scary just to be ourselves and to honestly acknowledge to ourselves what we really truly feel deep inside. That tender place deep inside.

    I did a drop at silks today that I chickened out on last year. Wish I had a video to share! I was in splits, in the air, feet wrapped, then you drop head first down and the legs come together over your head. If you keep your feet flexed the silks will stop you from crashing to the earth! What a thrill!

    Congrats Henrietta – I saw your shop. It looks great!

    Thanks for letting me brag!


      1. Awwwwww, thanks for the compliment! I think YOU are awesome, too!

        “…just to be ourselves…honestly acknowledge…” Yes, love that!

        As for your daring silks moves: WHOA!!!!! That is REALLY awesome and courageous of you!!!!!!!! Brag to your heart’s content!

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