The coach within us
Since being elected to the Board of Directors for Spencer Magazine, I’ve been introduced to avenues of technology for communication that are unfamiliar to me. While I accept the challenge, the anxiety felt in not being a digital native is re-triggered. After the moments it takes to drag my resistant mind into the quiet, the calm ultimately finds its way back in. Within that space I am reminded of the mettle of little Sonia, and how she rises to become a match for whatever the alien landscape confronts her with in Advent. I had dropped her in the cold to learn a foreign language and navigate new territory on her own, and here’s her author wimping, despite the volumes of support to walk me through the new terrain. Surely, if I have come to expect it of her to learn and master a second language and more, then in writing her up, I’ve created my own coach, and I’m convinced that there is a coach in all of us.