Covid-19 is here and we are all being forced to change. My reactions have been changing, too. At first, I was dismissive, then annoyed, then worried, then I felt neutral followed with resignation and acceptance. I indefinitely postponed a workshop that I’ve been working on for a long time and felt relieved. I suddenly had free time and no performance anxiety. Now with reality sinking in, I find myself feeling as if I’m on the precipice of change. The trajectory of my new career did not include a pandemic – this wasn’t supposed to happen, right? But, it did and now I have a choice – I can sit in paralysis or I can move into the new flow. For me, this means that I have to get comfortable with the virtual world of platforms such as Zoom. I have to walk through the fear of these new technologies believing that I can learn how to successfully and proficiently navigate these waters.
When I was doing my prep work for my workshop, I was directed to the graphic design site, Canva, and created the poster that is included in this post. I had planned to use this as a visual aid outlining the six steps that lead to successful change. So now, I’m going to practice what I preach. I’ve moved through the steps of awareness and discovery and find myself in an awakening – I’m becoming willing to be willing to learn something new and to let go of my fears of the unknown.
I’ll keep you posted, sharing what I learn, accepting tutorials and assistance of any kind and together we can weather this storm.
Take care, be healthy, practice safe social distancing and wash your hands.