Confidence: (1) A feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities or qualities. (2) The feeling of being certain that something will happen or that something is true.
One of my personal heroines is Lillian Carter mother of former President Jimmy Carter. At the age of 68, she applied to join the Peace Corps. She received three months training and then was sent to India where she worked for 21 months with patients afflicted with leprosy. It was Lillian Carter I would think about when I started back to school and could almost imagine this feisty lady saying to me, “we don’t have to be spring chickens to follow our new passions”. I first read her book, Away From Home Letters to My Family, in 2008. Her confidence and perseverance, along with all the challenges she faced, still motivates me.
She is truly my CONFIDENCE MUSE.