You are Enough: Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Something I’ve been working on is getting out of my comfort zone and doing things that I want to do even if I don’t have anyone to do them with. I always have this vision of just me, sitting at the bar by myself, having a great conversation with the people around me and just doing something because I wanted to do it. I’ve been having this vision for years. Four years to be exact, but I never had the guts to actually do it. Last week, I was kind of forced into it. I had a fun night planned with two of my girlfriends and then they both backed out last minute. At first, I was really upset because I didn’t have any other plans and I didn’t want to stay home on a Saturday night, again. So, I decided to put on my cutest outfit, do my makeup and go out anyways.

I picked out a cute little place in the village and found a spot at the bar. The vision I had of myself years ago was actually becoming a reality. I was hanging out, chatting with the bartender and the manager of the place and having a great time. I left that night feeling proud of myself for trying something new and different.

A few days later, the same situation presented itself. I planned on attending a book launch with one of my girlfriends and once again, something came up last minute. Disappointed at first, I decided to show up at the event solo. I gave myself a little pep talk and was determined to meet some new friends. I got there, grabbed a glass of bubbly and circled the room for a bit. I came across two other girls who looked about my age and struck up a conversation (it was pretty simple to think of something because we were all there for the same reason). After chatting for a while, I found out that they were both business owners and we shared a similar mindset. We grabbed a glass of wine together and went to a restaurant in the neighborhood for dinner. I left at the end of the night with two new friends. Mission accomplished.

I guess the point of this story is to never wait on someone else to make your life happen and to never put your happiness in someone else’s hands. If you are in control of your own feelings and emotions, despite whatever mishaps occur, you will prevail. Your life will not be put on the back burner because someone doesn’t want to participate. You are enough. You do not need the approval of another person and there is nothing keeping you from turning your secret visions into a reality like I did.

What is something you’ve secretly been wanting to do and what is keeping you from doing it? Leave your answers in the comments!

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