Nearing a month ago I began an early placement in a golf club kitchen (and loving it!). Last Friday was one of the most invigorating times at placement want to know what I did? Well? Hmm? Okay I this what I did: cut things and portioned condiment!
Okay I know what you're thinking I need to get a life if I find cutting and pouring goopy condiments into smaller jars “invigorating.”
So here's the thing although I didn't find those tasks dull at all that wasn't what invigorates me; what does is that I'm finally starting to sink into the groove of everything. I'm better understanding the how to look at the paper sheets hanging on the wall and see what I can do and ask if they want me to do it. I'm also understand who I can ask “So what do you want me to do?”
You see I am an introvert and as an introvert I tend to think through everything thoroughly before I speaking, also for personal reasons, because I don't want to presume anything. But this has caused me to be reserved/private with my opinions and creativity. So far placement has been just the challenge God has used to deal with this issue in me.
I'm no way over this, and expect the ensuing weeks to be harder than what I've dealt with so far but with the Lord's help I'll grow through this experience.
So remember this while your in your kitchen or eating at a restaurant or doing any creative work: Don't be afraid to let your voice be heard. If your thoughts aren't picked up on that doesn't mean you've been rejected or substantiate that you shouldn't have spoken. On the contrary your thoughts though not necessarily acted upon directly can break a mental lock in someone else and inspire them in another way.
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