Pushing outside my comfort zone…

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With the holiday season upon us, my schedule continues to get busier.

Thanks to the new Covid-19 restrictions in place across the province, we are switching up the format for our annual Christmas in song service. Instead of having the performers singing their music pieces live during the Sunday service, we are recording all the pieces ahead of time, and playing the video during the service next week.

That gives me eight days to film eight separate groups, and cut and edit the videos down to something presentable for next Sunday’s service. I got this. Nothing like keeping life interesting though.

In addition to this task before me, I had a story drop in my lap that’s going to keep me busy for a few days anyways, about the Oil & Gas industry in the province.

On the bright side, if I’m busy I can’t get into trouble. I just have to push through these next few days, rest where I can, and take advantage of the down-time afterwards. Since we are heading into a lock down beginning Sunday morning, things are going to see slowing to a halt over the next few weeks, so I’ll have plenty of down time then.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about filming and editing music videos for the church. I would definitely class myself as an amateur video producer, and these are definitely outside of my comfort zone. Still, I have gained a ton of experience already where it comes to filming and editing, and I feel I am up for the task. That said, I know I need to bring my ‘A’ game.

Growth is found by challenging yourself. I know I have to be careful. If I push myself too hard, bad things happen. Still, if I don’t push myself enough, I fall back, I stagnate. The trick is keeping myself into that middle zone.

I know that if things get to be too much, I can always tap out, and people will understand. I want to do this though. I want to prove to myself that I have the capability.

Still, after I get through this next week, I think I’m going to book a few days off to relax and unwind.


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