WHAT'S THE GOOD OF LIVING
IF YOU DON'T TRY A FEW THINGS?
(Charles M. Schulz)
I like my routine. It's called a comfort zone for a reason. Pillows line the walls of my zone. (Not padded walls, thank you very much. Not yet, anyway.) Pajamas or t-shirts and yoga clothes are the attire. Books abound. Chocolate and cheese are on the menu. It's peaceful, quiet.
Why would anyone want to leave the safety and security of that comfy place to go somewhere that might be hard and sharp and tricky?
Ah, that's the magic word, isn't it? Might.
If you try a new route to work, you might get stuck in traffic or you might find the best coffee place you've ever tried.
If you try a new restaurant, you might hate it or you might find a new favorite go-to place.
If you try to read in a different genre, you might want to throw the book across the room or you might find a favorite new author.
That's the thing I'm learning. Might means possibility. I'm not about to abandon my comfort zone, but I am definitely willing to step outside it now and then. It might be the worst idea I've ever had...or it might be the best. We'll see.
How about you all? Have you stepped outside your comfort zone lately? What did you do? How did it feel?