Comfort Zone


Y’all, I have a confession to make: I’ve been living in my comfort zone for too long.  I’ve been doing just fine but I’ve not been growing.  I’ve not been exploring.  I’ve not been pushing myself.

This year I’m working on getting out of my comfort zone more and more.  I’ve traveled by myself, began taking Zumba classes, starting a Youtube channel and now I’ve taken an acrylic painting class (I’ll post about it later).  I know that probably doesn’t sound like much to other people but for me it is huge!  I also want to take a cooking class, a knitting and crochet class and maybe a writing class if I can find one close by.

I know I’ve touched on this before but after my knee injury I became a little lost.  I was in pain all the time so that was terrible.  I couldn’t really ride horses anymore, I began to gain so much weight and my self esteem really suffered.  I just wasn’t “me”.  It is taking a long time to get back to where I was physically but I want to be an even better “me”.  I just don’t believe in going backward when it comes to being the real you.  I know I was brought through all of that for a reason and I don’t want to ignore it.

I don’t want to be old one day and have a long list of “I wish I had”, or “why didn’t I’s”.

Now, you probably won’t see my skydiving (I’m not hating on it though…I just don’t think I could do it right now) but I plan on pushing myself harder.  I want to really see what I’m made of.  I want to push myself as far as I can.  I want to try a lot of things.  Things that I don’t necessarily think would be “me”.  Anything different.

Why, you may ask?  Well, why not?

I want to be the best me I can be for my family.  I want to show my son that he can do anything that he sets his mind to.  I don’t want him to be afraid of challenges (whether real or in his own head).

I’ll leave you with a quote I absolutely love:

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller