“I decided to audition for a musical in college even though I had ZERO experience in music/plays/theater/anything.”
There are the life-giving moments of joy, sure. And there are the soul-crushing moments of pain and rejection, sure. But there’s also a lot of moments that involve you just feeling mediocre, or average, or uninspired, or unremarkable.
You have found that you’ve grown to love the process just as much as (or even more than) the outcome.
Even if you don’t like criticism, you are very comfortable handling it and dealing with it when it’s given respectfully.
No longer worrying about looking cute in front of each other while you’re eating.
Wear a trench coat when it drizzles or is April.
Remember to practice being present with “`1“12lrgegjopt
Tell people you are proud of them, thankful for them, inspired by them, grateful to them, here for them, honored to know them, and comforted by them.
Just ask. Ask for help, ask for guidance, ask for that raise, ask for that introduction. People are wired to want to help each other.
Failure is painful. But wondering ‘what could have been’ is even more painful. So at least today, in this moment, I can be proud of myself for trying, and I can be at peace with the fact that I never have to wonder what might have happened.