Sorry about the radio silence. It’s been crazy busy around here.
The thing is that I didn’t feel like I had much to say these days and yes, I’ve been also tangled up in health issues & administrative chores. But the good news is that between these hectic days, I had my Zen moments and my personal pockets of happiness.
Which brings me to today’s subject: stepping out of my comfort zone. For my Romanian readers, you may remember a post I wrote some time ago, in which I basically declare that I am a hermit and live under a rock. That is to say that I skilfully avoid
most many social gatherings & decline a bunch of invitations to “glam” events. Ahem, yes, that used to be me.
Last week I made an exception, like I always do for my friends, and attended with my husband and our little daughter, Marie Nouvelle‘s Home Deco Launch Party. Marie Nouvelle is the brainchild & creative brand of my best friend, Maria Dermengiu, so it was only naturally to be there for her and support her work. Which I did and I felt wonderful, surrounded by friends and people I admire. That was strike one.
Contrary to my (limiting) beliefs and preconceptions, I had a lovely time. I met wonderful and interesting people and I have no idea when the time passed. It was truly an amazing evening.
I’m sharing this with you open-heartedly, not because I want you to know all my friends by their first name, but because I feel you can relate to it. Maybe it’s not the semi-phobia of attending social events, maybe for you it’s something else.
Maybe you’ve created (just like I did) your safe universe and you don’t feel like stepping out of your comfort zone. I did that too, so I totally get it. But here’s the thing: we will never know what’s really out there until we challenge ourselves and stretch a bit our comfort muscle.
Stepping out of your comfort zone for whatever reason may be frightening and quite rough, but in the end, it can also be rewarding.
I’ll say it again: we will never know – we will only assume – what’s really out there, if we keep on living in our little safe bubble.
To prove my words, just look at the pictures I added to this post: do I look terrified? No, I look happy and comfortable in my own shoes (no pun intended).
So my dear Zen friends, if you’re feeling inspired to do something that’s totally out of your comfort zone, my suggestion is this: do it!!!
Don’t overthink it, don’t create 100 scenarios, just go on and do it and see how it feels. Test your boundaries because it is all worth it. I promise!
As you can see, I am already cheering over here for you! You can do it!
Wishing you a great weekend ahead,
*Photo credit: 1/ Adrian Cotiga