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Is it really like riding a bicycle?

It has been decades since I have ridden a bicycle. I keep hearing that getting back on one is easy. I have not yet tested the theory.

It has been more than four months (18 1/2 weeks) since I have facilitated the three-day employment workshops on base. I hear that it will be "like riding a bicycle." Starting tomorrow, I will get to test that theory.

The last day of my last workshop was 23 July. I opted out of classes in August. I needed a breather.

I was on schedule for two workshops each in September and October, and one for November. Wanting to be available to help with my friend's surgery recovery and be support to my daughter during her divorce trial, I released the two in September more than two weeks ahead of the first scheduled, so that the project lead could find coverage.

When the opportunity for the special project in Texas and Florida came up, I discussed it with the project lead and, again, was able to find the coverage.

Now, on December 1st, I am back on the seat of a vehicle I have not ridden in quite some time. I am scheduled for three of the 3-day workshops this month.

To say that I have no concerns would be an understatement. Of course, I will be a bit rusty, but I know that I am professional, and good at what I do.

I am up for review (was supposed to take place in October), however. I have never met this newest program lead, and I have no idea when she will show up to "judge" my performance.

That is what is most unsettling for me. In nearly seven years of working, I have only received one review last year. It was only an average review by someone who did not know me well. Though I know better, of course ego is involved and it does not make it easier.

I recognize that I am already fretting about things that have not happened yet. I need to take first things first.

And tomorrow morning, I will get back up on that bicycle.

Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang

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CalmGemini wrote on November 30, 2015, 8:25 AM

Do not worry.As they say let us cross the bridge when we come to it.Everything will work out fine.

markgraham wrote on November 30, 2015, 9:12 AM

Yes, just do what you have always done and things will work out.

Rufuszen wrote on November 30, 2015, 9:42 AM

Metophorical bicycles are not as much fun as the real thing! emoticon :smile:

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 30, 2015, 9:50 AM

You will be fine. Just relax and breathe. Your review will be great too when it happens

LeaPea2417 wrote on November 30, 2015, 12:44 PM

It will all work out for you, don't worry about it.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 30, 2015, 7:51 PM

I wish you all the best getting back on the bicycle. I have no doubt you will be back in the groove in no time flat.

Paulie wrote on November 30, 2015, 10:32 PM

If you CoralLevang have confidence in yourself, you will do just fine. I always hated teacher evaluations when I was teaching in Bangkok.

MegL wrote on December 1, 2015, 3:19 AM

It's never fun when someone is judging your performance. Been there emoticon :sad: On the other hand, you get good reviews from participants, so it should be a doddle! emoticon :smile:

BarbRad wrote on December 2, 2015, 2:35 AM

I can't imagine you getting a bad review. Your heart is so obviously in what you are doing, and I'm sure you're good at it.