“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
Louisa May Alcott
Elle Denmark October 2015
Doing something new can be tough.
We’re not all naturally gifted or can learn all things well.
I remember my husband and I were taking finance courses at the same time. While I was able to grasp the basics and understand the concepts, I simply couldn’t wrap my head around the deeper analysis. Meanwhile my husband happily and excitedly went through his course and excelled enough to be able to serve as a faculty assistant the next semester (nerd). It was tough for me at times, but I became more comfortable with it and am still learning more about how to effectively lay out and understand finances.
I’m still learning now as I’m helping to launch this new company. Like every startup, we are doing everything and learning about everything. It can be pretty overwhelming because as we joke, our to do lists only get longer – as we complete one set of tasks, we are faced with more and more new responsibilities. I haven’t done a great job at managing it all. I’ve had a lot of stress at home as well and also have tried to get my bearings in my new role too. There have certainly been a few tough times. I’ve been exhausted and drained and there have been rough periods as everyone learns, falters, and gets up again.
But ever after several tough incidents, I’m fine. As Ms. Alcott also stated above, I’m still learning how to sail this ship. I’m actually glad to have encountered some of them so I can learn what I can do better. I can learn how to ask more questions, ask someone else to communicate with me more clearly, and prioritize my work. If I hadn’t gone through those incidents, I wouldn’t be able to understand what wasn’t working and grow from there. I’m not afraid of storms and I’m still sailing this ship. Life is all about weathering the storms and sailing through them right?
Have a lovely week!