No Comfort Zone

Where did I ever come up with the idea that there might just be a day at my job where I was comfortable? It is never going to happen.

Almost four years ago, we moved to the DC area. A new environment, a new commute, a new job will add stress. But, I assumed the stress  would lessen as time went on. Not so!

I made mistakes. I hope I learned from them. I continue to make mistakes – new ones I hope. I was reminded of this reading a Maria Shine Stewart blog post  If You’re Perfect, Don’t Read This.

“I suspect that if one is not making a few mistakes on campus or off, a learning curve may not be steep enough or one is staying within a comfort zone, avoiding risk.”

Universities and Libraries are also in NO COMFORT zones these days. Changes in library collections, services, and the increasingly accelerating rate-of-change … of data, of technology, and of information make for most uncomfortable working situations.

“It is only by ongoing practice, with all the trial and error that entails, that a wider field of vision on campus might be attained.”

I couldn’t find my comfort zone these days if it reached out and bopped me on the head!

I cope by reading!

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Books and You

 

 

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