Learning to breathe again!!
So I started this journey at the Iron Yard a little over 6 weeks ago. It reminds me of when I was young and visited Miami Seaquarium. The last stop was the Killer Whale section. I sat eagerly in the splash zone waiting for the show to start. About 20 minutes into the show I got what I was waiting for. It was the time of the show where the Killer Whale leaps into the air and splashes water on the crowd. I had no idea what I was in for! The closer the Killer Whale came to my section the bigger my smile grew. It leaped into the air and wham! As it hit the surface of the water the water came flying out onto me and everyone in the area. The water kept coming over in waves as though several whales jumped up at the same time. In reality, he kept sweeping water on us with his tail. The waves were so overwhelming, that at some point it was hard to breathe. I needed air so I was forced to position my body away for the water to take a breath of fresh air. Within a short period of time I went from uncomfortable to adjusting to the situation and I was able to enjoy the experience.
With in a second I had two choices to make, suffer or adjust. Sort of like what I have to do here at the Iron Yard. The cliche is “Drinking from the Water Hydrant”. You’re given tons of information, and at first its too much. Over time I had to change my position and adjust to the wave of information. I feel like I’ve found my comfort in the storm. Amidst the torrential downpour of knowledge I finally feel like I caught a breather and now I could make it work for me. The pieces are starting to fall in place. I can finally enjoy the process, even though I may get soaked!