Step Out of Your Comfort Zone!
When was the last time you tried something new? How often do you take the leap of faith into the unknown? I was always told the definition of insanity is doing the same thing everyday and expecting a different result. In order to experience something “new,” it will require you to do a new thing. Stepping outside the box of normalcy isn’t always easy or comfortable…and it isn’t meant to be. It takes courage on our part. If we allow our minds to be crippled with fear, we’ll never reap the benefits of what a new opportunity could bring us.
Part of why I love exploring new places is because it challenges me to engage in new activities, cultures and environments. It forces me to stretch beyond my comfort zone and bask in fresh territory. Last year I ventured throughout the island of Puerto Rico on a solo trip. It became an escapade that I participated in each day while there. I indulged in the local culture and wanted to experience it as a native. I used public transportation one day, ate at authentic cafe’s and communicated with residents despite my broken Spanish. I wanted to immerse myself in the daily routine of the island’s residents. It was awesome…while maybe a bit risky!!! Of course I remained aware of my surroundings and trekked across the town during daylight, but I must say this was one of the most rewarding holidays for me. In order to delight in all this life has to offer, we must be willing to step outside of our comfort zone. Today is the day..to try something new… make it a memorable one!
San Juan, Puerto Rico