“Dude, Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.” – Jake the Dog, Adventure Time
The unintentional hiatus of this blog isn’t from a lack of working. I’ve been working my tail off, including projects completely outside of my comfort zone or skill level.
This includes launching an employee communications podcast at work (as co-host and audio editor, of which I have zero experience at both), another poetry class that required a heavy amount of reading my work in public (awkwardly) and a whole lot of life.
Not all of these learning experiences were enjoyable. An Adobe Animate class was endless drudgery.
You can’t win them all.
I’ve loved being able to work on projects and poems and in areas where I have no idea what I’m doing. There is freedom in being terrible at something, but also seeing the growth over time.
I grow more comfortable with each podcast episode, more unafraid to write a bad poem, more willing to say yes to what scares me.
My poetry class ends in two weeks. In the meantime I am editing and plan to submit a few poems to publications. Hearing a no or hearing nothing at all is the worst that could happen, and then I’ll share them here on the blog. And I will keep making up stuff.
I’m might start getting sorta good at it.