and never forget love is the best ingredient!
I would rather hang by my fingers than make a cold call. But, as I sit here and shiver because it is actually cold...I am making cold calls (both despite and while I am cold!).
The question about how do you get started has come up more than once. How did you find that place to go? How did you find that place to stay at? Who did you know to talk to?
Truth? I don't know how, I just start. As a social worker you have to ask extremely personal questions to strangers and solve extremely difficult problems on a deadline. Problems that are not ever going to come up in your normal life - like how can we store sperm on a Saturday at midnight? Or finding a family member for a person who is dying with no identification. You just start.
The difference was when I was doing those kinds of calls and solving others people's problems, it wasn't about me - just helping someone else. Now, it is about me and it will be about you.
Right now I am trying to learn about doing work I haven't done for years.... Some things are the same, some not. So, I am calling and asking people questions they might find ridiculous and obvious, but they aren't to me, so I am just starting.
Courage has been defined as being afraid and doing it anyways. It's hard when people hang up, ignore, or discourage you. But eventually, when you keep going you will find those you connect with, those who will be helpful, and even better patient with you. And sometimes, you just click!
There is a connection, a new idea takes form, and a new direction is now the path before you. And yes, you just start. No guarantees, but always worth it! Every adventure requires you to be daring - or it isn't really an adventure now is it!
Love Jill, Freedom, & Lilith
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!