Hello there, lovely dream chasers! Welcome to the comfort zone challenge. Showing you how I pushed myself to take those first few steps into the scary world of change.
I’ve conquered all of these super cool things in my life now. I have become a woman I didn’t even know I had in me, people are proud of me. People are noticing me and coming to me to ask how I have done it. I’ve crossed the lines of regularity and challenged myself daily. But, there’s this thing I can’t get over. Eating somewhere alone.
It’s like the 14 year old comes out in me again and I’m standing in a cafeteria looking for someone to call a friend. This fear started sometime in college when I realized I had all these breaks and I had to go study alone somewhere. What if people see me and think I’m a loser?! Or worse… maybe I am a loser!
But as I sit here and type this in a café in a state where in the grand scheme of things, I know no one, I realize, no one is looking at me. No one knows I’m over here, no one is talking about me, no one thinks I’m a loser. And if I am a loser, well I think I embraced that fact a long time ago!
It’s okay to spend some time alone, some of my best thoughts come from some good quality alone time. No one is going to think poorly of you for being you. Something that really helped me was to bring something to look at. Bring a book or your journal, even bring some headphones. This way when you realize you are alone you can focus your thoughts on something else instead.
That’s it for this venture, where are you going to go spend some alone time now!?