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If you haven’t been doing a particular thing in a while, there’s a possibility of losing what touch you had back when you were still doing it. Some folks call this being rusty — pertaining to a probable substandard use of the skill — or perhaps a more common description, being “out of practice.”
This isn’t a bad thing really. A tad inconvenient, sure, esp if you need to unearth the unused skill for a time-sensitive project BUT it isn’t enough to cause extreme stress. Like many skills, it isn’t something you unlearn. The process may be unclear in the beginning, however, as you keep at it, familiarity will help in petering out what apprehension you may have felt at having to do it again. Pretty much like riding a bike, or driving a car. You know you can still do it.
What makes it not a bad thing is the fact that a restart can mean a fresh perspective, and, for all you know, your approach in going about using the skill now got an update. Quite possibly, you’d also pick up a life lesson or two along the way.