This week the spin cycle is all about things that could kill you, but don't and you end up a stronger or better person. I am an introvert and a creature of habit. I like to stay firmly in my comfort zone. Life really doesn't let me stay there though. I am constantly pushed to do things that I don't want to do for work and with my kids. Things I would actively avoid given the choice.
- Public speaking
- Teacher conferences (they still kind of intimidate me)
- project plans at work
- presentations for work
- contacting people I don't know for work
Working as an exploration geologist was a whole new realm for me, but I did well at that too. They didn't ask me to present anything, thank goodness. After that tanked, I was able to beleive in myself enough to talk to the financial coordinator in the geology department and see if she knew of anything that might be available that I could do and it got me the job I have currently. All things I would not have just spontaneously done.
I do have to give credit to Nick. He has faith in me and pushes me to do more than I would without him. Knowing he believes in me makes it a bit easier to suck it up and just do it. (I push him too, but that's a whole nother story.)
So while I might have wanted to die before doing the uncomfortable things, I have turned out stronger for doing them. What has made you want to die, but feel stronger after it was over?
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