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#964 Being the new guy (or girl)

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 29, 2011

It’s not easy being the new guy. Even if this is your15th tall ship or your first, there is a period of adjustment. You may understand what needs to be done  but there is a whole new dynamic to a ship that you have to merge into. At the outset, you are hovering around the periphery as you get your bearings, or mustering up the nerve to jump in and help. 

It’s when you stop hovering and start doing that an almost imperceptible change begins to take place.  You no longer see yourself as the newbie and instead see yourself as part of the whole. You are part of the team that sails the ship – learning new things, teaching new ideas, living a new adventure. Everyone has been the new guy at some point in their life, but not everyone gets to be the new guy on a tall ship.  Welcome to the ship board family, it’s awesome.

Have an idea or a story you want to share? Email it to me at erin@tallshipsamerica.org and I’ll add it to the blog with props to you.

Major credit to 1000 Awesome Things for the inspiration

See the related post at 1000 Awesome things  – #415 When you’re not the new guy anymore

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