"Always do what you are afraid to do." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tomorrow I am doing something that scares me. I'm leaping out of my comfort zone to make the first steps in joining a volunteer design collaborative where I don't know a soul. Although I technically work in the design field, I do space planning and facilities type work, more than actual design. I've been out of school for 6 years, and feel slightly rusty. Dare I say I even feel small. I want to do something that I enjoy donating my time and energy to, and something that can help me grow as a designer as well.
And I want to give back to the community of Philadelphia that has given me so much ice cream and water ice, even though it's broken into my car twice...
I was a platform diver, have jumped out of airplane, went on a Habitat for Humanity spring break trip without knowing anyone, was selected as the foreman for my jury duty, have had my heart broken, and made the security guard who made me cry become my friend. But I'm scared of looking a little rusty?! I know. Below is a reminder to myself of an intimidating situation that ended up being completely empowering.
I know it's kind of silly, but if I can admit it here, I can realize it's ridiculous. Tell me, what are your tips for pushing yourself to do things that intimidate you?