The New Kid in School
It’s not easy being “the new kid in school” (and it can get lonely at the lunch table). Thankfully, awkward first moments--driven by fear of the unknown—typically give way to familiarity, familiarity gives way to comfort, and comfort gives way to friendship. We’ve all been there at one time or another in our lives—whether in school, at work, in places of worship, or in community organizations.
That same dynamic applies to being the proposed new development in town. Initial concerns--driven by fear of the unknown--begin to melt away as people take the time to learn the true facts. Familiarity turns into comfort, and comfort turns to an understanding and welcoming response.
Confident friendships take time to cultivate. We’re patient and appreciative for the relationships that have been extended to us as we’ve worked to find our place in the community.