Tuesday, August 16, 2011

out of the zone

I don't want to dwell on the fact that I'm a bit stressed right now,
*lots* going on.
But it has got me thinking about doing things that are out of my comfort zone.
Doing things that scare me.

I would say that I play on the safe side of life most times.
I like to stay within the confines of my comfort zone.
As I get older I am less afraid of some things
and more afraid of other things.

I am less afraid of what people think of me.
I just don't care as much.
I mean, I DO care, just not as much.
And I like the way that feels.

I am more afraid of taking chances and doing things that are potentially dangerous.
I have children that I want to see grow up.
And I use the term *dangerous* quite loosely.
Like flying in an airplane.
Every time I go away without my kids I get a little more freaky.
Stuff like that.

I really don't want to wake up when I'm 80 and regret not doing things when I was younger.
Fear is a crappy thing.
It really does paralyze me sometimes.

I am planning something right now that is
*for sure*
out of my comfort zone.
To most people it would be no big deal.
People do it every day.
But for me it is a bit of a big deal.
Once it's all finalized, I will share.
You'll probably laugh that I am nervous about it at all.

So from now until then, I probably won't sleep.
I'm scared but I'm excited too.
And I'll try to keep in mind that...

"Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort." - Peter McWilliams

What have you done that was out of your comfort zone?
Do you force yourself to 'do something once a day that scares you'?


Ocean Dreams said...

Hi Sheri, thanks so much for coming by my blog! :) I'm a new follower as well.

I hope that your life gets a little less stressful for ya! I think taking a leap of faith and facing your fears is always challenging, but once you start doing it and facing fear it becomes a little bit easier each time!

About a year ago I faced one of my biggest fears by quitting my job and start writing! Thought it's hard sometimes I'm so happy that I did it!

Hope your week is going well! :)

loulou said...

Hi Sheri

well said, all of it!
Gee - comfort zones - we all have them.
Ok I need to know what is the big thing lovely - I won't laugh - well unless if you want me to laugh.

have a great day lovely lady


Sheri said...

Thanks ladies! xo

Kate at Dream To Life said...

Great photos!

Kiri said...

Hi Sheri! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post. I am so glad you did, because I got to read your post! I love the saying, "do one thing a day that scares you". That's great that you are stepping outside of your comfort zone. I hope it goes just as you hope! I will definitely be sending "good vibes" you way! ;)