Hey everyone! I'm finally back from my week in Vermont, where I've spent an entire week doing...well...absolutely nothing. It was wonderful. I'll go into why it's important to step away in a soon-to-follow blog post, and maybe provide some tips from my relatively few years of experience as to how you can cultivate your own practice of stepping away from things in order to get a better view, and why that's a great thing.
But that can wait until next time...
Today marks my first day rejoining the Maxwell Health Team! I am joining the development team this time around, and I'm incredibly excited to be working in a different capacity, but with the same goals and camaraderie as before. It's a wonderful feeling to be coming back to a group of people that feel like family, and I'm truly lucky to do so.
I'll be working with a small team to work on benefits-related technology, and I'm incredibly excited to be doing so. I don't know the details of my work (I'm somewhat familiar with part of the stack they're using), I don't know the details of our workflow (I assume it'll be a tad bit different than for my third GA Project), and I don't know the details of where I'm going to fall in terms of knowledge level.
But you know what? I'm not in the least bit scared. I know I've got an amazing team that's open to new people's ideas, I know that I've got a great environment that focuses on constant growth mindset and learning, and I know that no matter what, General Assembly has at least trained me to try to be flexible, and has taught me how to learn.
I'll keep this post short and leave you all with a wonderful quote about fear from Frank Herbert's Dune. I finally conquered this novel this last week, and this in particular has stuck with me most strongly, and I hope to cultivate this into part of my mentality forever.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”