What’s your comfort zone?
February 8, 2010 § 1 Comment
Many of us have been taught that being “right” is more important than being original. This can apply to how we dress, how we speak and how we act. I don’t like to admit it, but my comfort zone leads me to lean more towards being right than being myself. I care – to an extent – about what other people think of me, but I have learned that doing things my way can have an empowering affect on who I am and the person I want to be.
So, what is being “right” anyway? Is it saying the things people want to hear? Is it doing what everyone else wants to do? If so, it seems like I would get the short end of the stick more often than not. Yes, there is a time and place for me be on my best behavior, but it doesn’t have to cost me my personality. I am not ashamed to be kind of dorky and I’m ok with knowing I can say “no” to something and not feel (too) guilty about it – I’m still working on this one! I am who I am. I am a girl who enjoys being married, loves to run and cook, occasionally snorts when I laugh, has bad balance, takes pride in my work and tries to incorporate a little Susie Homemaker action into each day so my house doesn’t end up looking like one from the show “Hoarders”. I imperfect and in many ways, but that’s ok. I have grown up enough that I can show people the real me…flaws and all. It may not always be easy, but breaking out of your comfort zone and doing what is difficult will make you stronger.