A week or so ago, rehearsals for the annual choral concert started up, and as I struggle with this new music, I’m feeling some familiar feelings.
This is supposed to go how fast?” “Wait, wait, go back!” “That must be a misprint.” “Oh boy, I’m never going to get this.” “Why did I sign up for this again!”
Where does that icky, anxious, get-me-out-of-here feeling come from?
We all go through it, that awkward beginner stage, every time we start something new. We’re living into an All Anew phase in the life of our organization, and we’re trying some things that feel kind of awkward and uncomfortable. Going through the awkward stage is the way to get past the awkward stage. So, let’s get going–so we can get through it!
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Audrey Riley.
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