As the first week of the UIWP returns to the gate, I can certainly share that it has been years since I last rode a roller coaster. They scare me to death! I waited at the loading platform for my turn with great anticipation and significant apprehension. Once I got on, I was ‘forced’ to sign up to Twitter– an institution I have purposely avoided. Add onto that, the task of blogging… actually writing something out there for others/anyone to read. I survived those bunny hills, none the less. I didn’t reach the point of panic until the video interview was assigned on Wednesday. That hill involved too big of a drop for me. At that point, I questioned if I was going to jump out of the car (seriously considering the risks) or muster up the courage to stay on.
I’m glad I didn’t jump. The project, in the end, was my favorite activity of the week. I anticipate I’ll have many similar revelations over the next three.
I found another highlight was discovering how quickly I came up with things that I HAD to write about… not what I wanted to procrastinate over or make multiple lists about. Dare I say that these are things that I am aching to write? My list of things to do is growing each day, though my will to want to share any of my writing is still null. I’m at a: this-isn’t-anything-anyone-else-is-going-to-want-to-hear/they-aren’t-my-intended-audience place, so why do I have to bother them with it? Time will tell if I’m able to make it up that hill.
Summing the week up: I LOVE my new friends, like to write, and am very excited about all of the new learning. I would never suggest that you take me on another coaster with a major drop. My heart can’t take it! But maybe if I ride some of the milder ones, it would help me get over my fears.