New Jobs

My Cleveland trip is winding down. This particular one has taken a lot out of me, so I’m going to keep this blog short.

I’ve been asked and have asked myself to take on a lot of new jobs and responsibilities lately. I find that nothing scares me more than the realization that I don’t know how to do something. I believe I have been trained to think that a lack of immediate knowledge or proficiency means failure.

It will take time for me to lose the panic that comes with feeling unskilled or ignorant, but it will fade eventually. I think we all must take time to remind ourselves that no one is born knowing how to write good emails or reports, how to plan articles, how to dance ballet, or how to tell a story. We are all in a constant state of learning.

For now, I will make it a goal to embrace the unknown. At least I will know that there is always something new to experience and discover.