Fitting into a new environment?
It’s that wonderful time of year when change begins and new challenges for school, work, and life begins are setting in. This week will mark the official start of Fall and the beautiful colours that come with it this season.
Often times when we enter into a new environment, or class, or become part of a team, it takes a while to understand the communication with each other as you find your search out and find trusted allies who are usually experiencing the same stress as you trying to. We seek the help of our friends, parents, teachers or colleagues to plan for the next few months and acquire the skills and tools we need to level up.
Fitting into a strange or new setting can be unnerving no matter how you view yourself, introvert or extrovert, often you will need to summon the courage to overcome fears and anxiety. Oftentimes, coming onto a new team requires us to break out of our comfort zones and interact with others who have their own values, beliefs, and identities, but are trying to achieve the collective goal of making it to the finish line.
Our team meets often and we are encouraged to communicate with each other. Many of us are tech and computer enthusiasts so anyone who lives that life can visualize the molds we fit into in our roles in front of screens. When new members join, we all try to overcome our introverted and less confident selves so we can provide value to one another and on our own. It can be stressful when we are trying to fit into a new culture and new environment and work with others on teams that are remote in parts of the world some of us know little of being from the west.
Respect, reliability, accountability, and self-pride are some of the traits we all are expected to have along with great and timely lectures and workshops taught by NWES founder Kelvin Ali. We’ve been taught to visualize, dream, and have gratitude for the opportunity, and it’s been very interesting to have a leader with a theological compass who genuinely cares about our growth as human beings and our personal well-being. Diversity in communication and opinion is encouraged often. Clarity is provided when questions are asked on the subject matter, we are unfamiliar with and we’ve all been treated to gems of Islamic and Abrahamic theological wisdom during the creation of the Madani Chronicles.
Working on this Epic project has opened our perception and insight into Islamic culture and history which so many of us were undeniably oblivious to as we hadn’t heard of any of the hadith or knew what a chain of narration to authenticate hadith was. The concept of Kalam and the speech of Allah (swt) was also something many of us has never heard and we were as curious as we hope our readers will be to find out what happened ‘next’ as we progressed and learned about 8 years of history in a manner that was entertaining, enlightening, and very authentic in terms of content. Each episode expanded our skills and appreciation and we are now nearly in the final stages of development for our 2D comics and it was fun.
We all began our attempt to create these comics and the affiliated Beyond Badr asset needs for various projects in this great brand in a position of ambiguity, unfamiliarity, and the unknown. Some of us were intimidated by the religion of Islam but it was wonderfully explained and genuinely conveyed by our great teacher and subject matter expert.
So, we totally understand the frustrations of fitting into a new environment, working on a totally unknown project, and working with people of all faiths and diverse backgrounds to make the project goals reality. We were just like you when we began our journey together. Unsure of what the future would hold, but we were always encouraged to simply believe in ourselves and our own abilities to figure things out and to always ask questions and skill up.
We’ve all learned to accept and appreciate one another despite our diversity and become open-minded. We learned to effectively plan and to always reflect on the task at hand with enthusiasm and good intention. For many of us there were often times of frustration working with others and like any team we also had those who didn’t keep their word and let themselves down but we adapted to loss or change and we persevered with dedication to the product and mission goals. As we complete the final Episodes and we plan for the next stages of development, we sincerely believe we have created something special and we hope that you’ll check us out on social media and explore our teams’ collective efforts to provide value to you.
As gamers, artists, creatives, and all sorts of wonderful adjectives we love to label ourselves as, it was truly an enlightening experience to work on this IP. This was a major production and massive accomplishment to create this one-of-a-kind and first-in-its-class comic series for a narrative that has never been explained or taught in this medium. We have all worked hard for years to make this happen and we thank you for your support past, present, and in days to come. We hope that all of our fans new and old will enjoy and appreciate our efforts as we now focus on our next steps and evolution which is going to be awesome!
Much like our appreciation of nature and the wonders of creation all around us, many of us have gone from a tadpole to bullfrogs in so many ways. We are grateful. We hope that wherever your life journey is going, it is one that helps you also learn to jump in the water, learn to swim, and then be able to evolve and leap out of the water as a brand new strong and confident being that is ready to explore awesome and new things.
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