Why Don’t I Feel Like I’m Growing When I’m Growing?

We moved to Montreal, Quebec three months ago.  And although we’re in the same time zone as we were in North Carolina, the difference in culture and lifestyle has been daunting.
“We came for the kids,” we say when explaining the move.  They will grow so much from the experience.  But did I expect that same growth?  Quite simply, no.
Yet here I am struggling through French immersion classes, still getting lost on the streets and honestly afraid of the learning curve in store while registering my car, changing my license, finding a doctor, a dentist, a vet.
The process of great change can be painful.  Does that mean I’m growing now, too?  And will I be a better-rounded and more resilient person — just like the kids and my wife?  I sure hope so!
This experience got me thinking of times in my life when I’ve grown the most. One of this times was during my work at Kindermusik International.  That’s a unique place where they encourage you to step outside your comfort zone to learn and contribute in new ways.  They provide the support and the tools and say, “let’s go there together – you can do it!”
I remember that uncomfortable feeling of being some pleace you’ve never been.  And I am a better person today from how I grew in that experience with Kindermusik.
I’m hoping that growth is happening in me now … I just don’t ‘feel’ it yet.  Are you in a place like that right now?  As uncomfortable, or painful, as it feels, it’s a good place to go from time to time.

Let’s go there together – you can do it and I’ll be happy to help any way I can.

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