Master Mathurin, Lady Rosalye, and others;
It appears there is a misunderstanding of my words and my intent. For any lack of clarity, I offer my apologies. I wish to encourage others to attempt more than they are certain of. I wish to promote growth in these fields, and encourage others to believe they are more capable than what they believe. Lady Rosalye's example of the sewing entry is exactly what I would hope others would take to heart from my words.
I am not at all inferring "leave it at home." I am saying that if you chose not to do something because someone tells you it is hard, then you are failing yourself. I am encouraging others to not "play it safe," but to look for that next step and make it yours.
I am declaring "I believe in you, and you should too."
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