“Life Begins at the end of your comfort zone”…. what a statement! It brought back memories of the ride I took through the rain forests of Puerto Rico suspended hundreds of feet in the air on a wire. As if that weren’t bad enough, I then had to rappel 80 feet down from the branches of the tree I had just landed in. A feat accomplished with body intact by a woman afraid of heights. On one of our trips to Key West my little speed demon husband flipped our Skidoo and us upside down in the water leaving us struggling to get to the surface. My daughter-in-law thought I would come up swinging, but Bob survived and so did I and in the end it was exhilarating.
Throughout my life and my art career I have been blessed with many opportunities to step out of my comfort zone….some intentional…some not so intentional, like the Skidoo episode. But, I think about where I would be now if I had said “no” to making a career out of art and taken a “real” job instead; said “no” to my publisher because I was afraid I wasn’t “good” enough or “no” to moving to Florida where I didn’t know anyone other than my parents who were here only four months out of the year. When the opportunities presented themselves, I juggled the yes and no because they were life changing events. In the end ” yes” won out and I gained one of life’s greatest rewards…I GREW! My art expanded, my reputation expanded and my life expanded.
May your faith be bigger than your fears!