I've been using Avonex for almost 4 years now, and I usually inject in my thighs because it's easier to self inject. I sit on the edge of my bed (I'm short and it's super-tall), surround myself with my *equipment*, pick a thigh and insert almost directly into the top. Usually it's very easy, but the last few times I've had the needle facing against the groove, so to speak, and had to stop and reinsert
Like another poster, I don't jab the needle in (as I was also taught to do), I move slowly, get to my spot and depress the plunger. I keep my breathing very even and stay SUPER relaxed, and I get through just fine. Relaxation is the key, because I made the mistake of tensing once with the needle halfway to the goal ~ NOT FUN!
It's new to you now, but you'll get into it
I can tell by your last post that you're probably not as belligerent as I was, swearing and flaring against the nurse ... who happened to be my mother!