Hello there, lovely dream chasers! Welcome to week four of my comfort zone challenge. Showing you how I pushed myself to take those first few steps into the scary world of change.
I’m going to change it up for you all a bit and start posting these twice a week! And some more super exciting news… My comfort zone project is open for sign ups, come join and and see how you can step outside your comfort zone and do things you never imagined!
Moving was quite possibly the scariest, easiest, most exciting, anxiety packed moment of my life. I know what you’re thinking… what?!?! Stay with me here.
I knew my whole life that I needed to see me, do more, be more. And my parents had always encouraged me to move and experience new areas and find my place. But as I grew more and more comfortable in my town I thought, how will I ever do this. I had gone through a lot to gain my friend group, my family was all here, I probably could have got a nice little comfortable job out of college in my little college town. But I would secretly browse master’s programs in different states in my free time, and search for jobs in California when no one was looking. Then I would tell myself, no, I can’t do that.
So if you read last week, you know that I was basically handed my opportunity to move. But it really wasn’t just that easy. It wasn’t like, him saying, “hey, want to move here?!” And me being like, “okay, yeah totally.” Though, a lot of people probably thought it was that way.
I was a freshly graduated college student, still wondering what to do with my life, how would I just pack up and go AND simultaneously figure out my life?!
So after lots of serious talks together, I just knew it was right. I had a feeling in the pit of my stomach that I thought was anxiety but then I realized it was excitement. I would get to be authentically me in a whole new place! What is better than that opportunity?! A fresh start was just what I needed to find my next steps.
Some still might not understand why I moved away from everything I know, but it’s right up there with my top best decisions.
A big change is a scary one, but that doesn’t mean it’s the wrong move.