Time to Stop Worrying

I started my on-campus job last week as one of the program directors for the events we have at my school.  I was really anxious about starting because I'm not the best at communicating with people--especially if it involves any sort of professionalism (how do you even go about contacting a carnival company for rides?!). I was ridiculously anxious about writing these emails asking for quotes and brainstorming ideas to pitch about one particular event where it's my job to completely change it.

Dreading all of this made me realize one important thing, though--stop worrying.

Worrying will get you nowhere! It's literally my job to do these things, so I can't not do them (I'd get fired, duh); so I may as well suck it up and get it done.  The worst that can happen is that I need to come up with another idea and head to trusty Google for another carnival company.

Like every good realization in life, this one applies to so much more than just my job.

I'm always worried to try new things, I'm always worried about what other people will think, and I'm always worried that something is going to go wrong.  But all that worrying, it just makes everything 100x worse than it possibly was/would've been.

That's why I've decided to start dancing again when I go back to school.

That's why I've decided to find something to audition for.

That's why I've decided to post my "artsy" pictures on Instagram (But I still haven't mentioned my blog yet. Baby steps.)

That's why I've decided to stop caring about what people think at the gym.

That's why I've decided to stop worrying about what other people are doing.

That's why I didn't let myself feel ridiculously awkward the other night while around a girl who said some not-so-great things about me once upon a time.

This post has been a little more personal than I usually am, but it kind of felt good to write it. So in the end, I hope that maybe I've convinced you to stop worrying about at least one thing and just go for it.

"Worry is a misuse of the imagination." -Dan Zadra

xo Marina

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