“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
I cannot believe it has been more than a week since I have posted, I truly did not mean to go MIA for that long.
Truth is, I was just so busy at work. Every three months we have huge releases and there is about a 10 day period where I am just SWAMPED.
Perks of blogging and still having a full-time job, right?
And when you mix that with trying to catch up on several seasons of Game of Thrones… well, it doesn’t really turn out to be in my blog’s favor, if ya know what I mean!
Now let’s get to the blog!
So, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about bringing raw blogging back – at least on MY blog. And I have to say, I am so excited with the community I have created because of it. I made the walls of my comfort zone come crashing down, and I am having a party now, to say the least!
The support I had on that post, and all my my posts after that has been so amazing and almost overwhelming, but humbling.
At that point was when I knew that my decision was the best!
I don’t find myself writing filler topics and things with affiliate links anymore just so I can gain views and a quick buck. I was getting way too bored, way too fast doing that.
I’ve been finding it a lot easier the come by words these days because of my sudden openness.
The fear that I once had has been replaced with courage and strength. I am no longer fearful of being judged because I just don’t care. It’s my life, and my blog, and I can do whatever the hell I want with it!
In turn, I am more conscious of my surroundings, my words and my actions. It has really allowed a lot of thought-provoking things to start pouring out of my mouth.
Literally. Pouring! Sometimes I feel like I am talking gibberish and too much that it doesn’t make much sense except to myself. That’s all that matters, right? RIGHT?! Just tell me I’m right so I feel better about it all, please and thank you.
The best part is that I really feel like the world is embracing it.
I have discovered great friends through this medium, and I have no doubt it is because of my willingness to become completely transparent.
For a long, long time, my soul has been tossing and turning and I have finally given it the option to be awoken from its slumber.
A fire has been lit inside of me and I have no intentions of letting it burn out anytime soon.
I started this post off when one of my favorite quotes. I am not sure who spoke those words, but ever since I heard them several years ago, they have been engraved in my brain. Waiting to be listened to. And I have finally listened. I escaped my comfort zone, and beautiful things are growing and happening.
No matter how long it may take you, or how old or young you are, remove yourself from your comfort zone. And thank yourself later.
Until next time,