Being a Beginner Triggers Me Like Nothing Else

Learning something new makes me anxious

Nervous girl with long hair standing in front of graffiti.
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I remember my first experience with bowling. My dad took my sister and me to the bowling alley as a way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. He was a weekend dad, and he would pick us up to hang out, get lunch, and do a family-oriented activity. That day, he decided…