Repeat after me: It’s time I get comfortable being uncomfortable.
You know that saying, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”? It’s a great quote that I keep in the back of my mind daily. I try to do whatever I can to apply it to life. However, it wasn’t until recently that I realized I was looking at the quote all wrong. I had actually completely missed the whole point of it. While the point of struggle is eventually get to place where you can live comfortably, I realized a bit too late that you should be proud you’re uncomfortable.
If you recall from my early 2013 posts,I am scared of everything. You name it. I’m most likely scared of it. Heights, the ocean, horses, driving too fast – I’m scared of it all. And it sucks. Seriously, I hate it. I was that girl who didn’t do anything she wasn’t supposed to like staying out late or even eating a cookie before dinner because I was so afraid of the consequences. It wasn’t long before I realized that when you follow all the rules you miss all the fun. And of course, if you are too afraid to do everything, you never do anything. That’s when I set out on this crazy challenge of mine to do something to scare myself everyday. Some days, it was something little like completing a corn maze. (Yes, I’m scared of corn stalks) Other days, they were bigger things such as snorkeling in Mexico. That was my interpretation of getting out of my comfort zone. Attempting to scare myself daily.