Hello there, lovely dream chasers! Welcome to my comfort zone challenge. Showing you how I pushed myself to take those first few steps into the scary world of change.
Last time we talked about how I took the step and moved away to be with the man. I knew I had to be smart and find some form of work before I left on my new adventure. But, what? I had this super cool, expensive piece of paper telling me I was supposed to be able to do big things now, but for some reason it felt insignificant. I didn’t want to sit at a desk or be told what to do, I didn’t want to have to wake up at this time and get 1 break a day and 2 vacations a year. I didn’t want to live someone else’s dream. I wanted to live my own, but what if I fail was always there chasing me.
So I decided to do the unacceptable, I would nanny. I knew people would think, she probably couldn’t get a job or she’s not ready to be an adult yet. Okay, I’ll admit the latter statement is probably more true than not, but I’ll always embrace my inner child.
It was scary to do the out of the ordinary but it felt right. I wasn’t ready to say, “this is what I want to do now.” I wanted more flexibility and space to dream. I wanted time to use my creativity and capabilities to build something for me. Everyone tried to scare me with things like “what about health insurance,” or “what about your taxes,” and my favorite, “but don’t you want a real job?” …P.S. if you’re thinking that, please go hang out with a one-year-old and three-year-old for an extended period of time and tell me how “easy” it is.
I did what I wasn’t supposed to do and guess what… I am the happiest I have ever been in my life and I own 2 businesses now.
Your comfort zone doesn’t have to be permanent, you can find comfort in your day to day.