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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-06-08 11:58 PM
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34. I was intimidated at first, too
and every knock is a little butterfly in the stomach for me, in a way. I felt the way you describe in '04, and I said to myself, "You are going to do this." I practiced on all my Repug and undecided family members first -- when I got my talking points down to a concise, logical, easy to remember level, I felt better about knocking on a stranger's door.

My 17 year old and her three friends walked and knocked for the first time today. I worried about them all day, wondering what they'd encounter. Two in particular are very shy. They paired up, of course, and I tried to give them a few pointers (including safety pointers). They have some funny stories to tell, too. And while none of them could honestly say they actually liked it, they all said they'd do it again. There's something intrinsically satisfying about getting out and talking to other people about things that are so incredibly important, it's hard to describe.

You can do it, calmblueocean!! Good luck! :hi:
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