Practice group/team feelings.
First practice team session tonight. Kind of freaking out. Just a little. I shouldn’t be: I feel comfortable with the people on my practice team, I hear great things about our coach. Maybe I’m just excited?
I think I’m just excited.
It’s scary because it’s something we’ve never done before. Sure we’ve had dozens of classes and gone to jams and whatnot, but we’ve never done this before. We’ve never worked with our coach before and it’s a huge leap for a group with our minimal experience level. It is scary.
At the same time, I think that the fear of stepping out of my comfort zone and putting it all on the line with no reservations is what keeps me going. It’s what keeps me in love with the art of improv and it’s what gets me through the week. Sure I might dread it the day before, the night before, and even minutes before, but once I actually take that leap and just dive right into it, the rush is something so incredible that it makes me want to keep going; keep being scared.
I love you and everyone in our practice group and I’m so freaking scared (and therefore so excited) to start tonight! <3
SHIT’S STAYING UP!
“I think it’s glorious to be nervous. Being nervous is great! How often do we get nervous on a daily basis? Being slightly nervous means you care, and you’re alive, and you’re taking some kind of risk. Hooray for being nervous! A friend told me to substitute the word ‘excitement’ for ‘nervous’. That way you acknowledge the physical feelings without putting a negative spin on things.” - Amy Poehler