Jumping into learning about a new email service provider continues to be a feast for Geek Brain.
Not surprisingly, one of the best parts are the bi-weekly “ask anything you want help with” office hours.
We are a collective of nerdy geeks who enjoy learning the finer nuances and sharing tips to help each other out.
When I’m not geeking out, another cool facet of the group comes forward.
We’re all coming to this software from different backgrounds.
And finding our way towards the new.
The patterns are similar to mine.
Upon jumping in, you look for the familiar.
Trying to find a footing.
First questions hone in on how do I do what I’ve always done.
Further off is how can I do what I want to.
We chose to be here.
We chose to change because what we had wasn’t good enough anymore.
Yet here we are, looking for what we had.
There must be a way to do what we’ve always done.
Change comes, however, when we let go,
When we stop struggling to make things as we expect them to be.
The leap into what’s possible makes what was a thing of the past.
Giving up something doesn’t seem all that bad.
Not lost on me, this as an example of a way forward.
Finding different solutions, not just variations of what we have now,
starts with acknowledging we come with different starting points and frames of mind.
We’ve chosen to pursue another way,
one that can be not only different,
and opens us up to possibilities we don’t even know yet.
In the asking of questions we stretch boundaries.
With the sharing of ideas we create new paths.
With the wondering of is it possible we figure out how.
The way forward for all of us in the group is to be pulled forward by what is next,
rather than trying to maintain what we had,
or thought how things should be.
Every time we get together and share ideas, there’s a building upon of ideas that not one of us could come up with on our own.
When there is no single right way,
every way is open for discussion.
If we allow ourselves to be truly open to new possibilities.