Ok, Ok, Ok, here it is….My First Official Blog Post. This required a lot for to me to do. Yup, that’s right, I have emerged out of my comfort zone. I’m putting myself out there and making myself know. I know there will be some grammar mistakes and punctuation error, but guess what…I’m not perfect. SO enjoy this post and all of it’s imperfections. WARNING: You will hear the words Comfort Zone very often throughout this post.
Coming out of my comfort zone is a huge deal for me. My whole life I have been staying with what is comfortable. I kept myself surrounded by people and things that kept me comfortable. If I was to be challenged on anything, I would crumble and stay in the shell in my comfort zone.
One thing that sticks in my head is when I would need to recetify my EMT Card. I need to take a 24 hour refresher every 2 years along with other credits, but the refresher was a BIG deal to me. Since I had kids I was not able to work the crazy schedule that comes along with the job, therefore I didn’t have an easy way to just grab a class that was offered by a place of employment. This required me reaching out to people in the field and being set up with a course at a place I would be unfamiliar with. WHOA, this is a major issue….I would be out of my comfort zone!!!! Well, each and every time after stressing for 2 years about the when, how, where. I would walk out with my head held high and feeling a great accomplishment.
You know that feeling where you just feel so good and on cloud 9 after accomplishing something?!?! I know each and every one of you have. That is the feeling of coming out of your comfort zone. We get reminded of that often, but we somehow manage to fall back into the trap of comfort….We are only human, it’s normal. Imagine having that feeling every day, being on cloud 9, having that excited feeling day in and day out. WOW, I can’t believe that is now where I am finally at. Do I still worry before approaching something that is out of my comfort zone? YUP!!!! Do I still worry what people will think? YUP!!! Well, let me be honest, I would love to elaborate about the “caring what others think block” that I have moved thru BUT that deserves it’s OWN post as it’s an major accomplishment.
Back to Comfort Zone talk. How did I move thru this block that has held me back my whole life from achieving what I want? I just jumped in and started doing this. I wasn’t 100% sure about it but willing to take the risk, each and every time I had the good and being on cloud 9 feeling. Now, I can’t imagine not taking those chances and being where I was a couple months ago.
Here is what I want from you. I want to hear your story. I want to be flooded with emails about who has come out of their comfort zone….Who wants to come out of the zone but is afraid to. I want to pass along what I have learned and help you experience that cloud 9 feeling more often. For everyone who shares their story with me, I have a gift for you. <3