Terrifying and Fascinating

So, we were reading Ibsen’s play “The Lady from the Sea” last night in preparation for Elements’ study trip to Chicago in August. Towards the end of the play, one of the characters defines the word terrifying as “something that is frightening – and fascinating at the same time”, and I found myself today with that phrase rolling around in my mind. I started a new job a week ago – actually it’s something I have been involved in, off and on since High School, but this time feels different. I think that’s what was catching me – it’s “frightening and fascinating” – embarking on something new in life…  Amazing how we humans can feel so many emotions at the same time.  And when you think about it, they actually both feel rather the same – that butterflies in your stomach – roller coaster drop feeling –  that makes you want to gasp for air and laugh with glee at the same time.  Well…..here goes…..!

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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

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