I really didn’t feel like writing today.
Not because somethings wrong.
I just thought I didn’t have anything to write about.
I was trying to think of something life changing or motivational that I could pull out of my pocket and share with anyone who reads this.
I think I was making it too complicated.
I tend to do that sometimes.
Trying to get things done perfectly the first time around.
I’m a huge perfectionist, a type A personality, a Monica Geller if you will.
Things just need to be done the way I want them, the first time around.
Is it starting to make sense?
I thought that because nothing inspiring was going on in my life at this moment that I couldn’t write.
That’s just wrong.
I saw a quote on Instagram the other day that had me thinking.
“Nothing good comes from your comfort zone.”
Which, in a sense, is true.
If you don’t take a chance, or try something new, how do you expect to grow.
I’m all for taking chances and trying new things, they can lead to results even better than you ever imagined.
But I feel like I’m being told that if I stay comfortable I’ll never be better.
Yes, if you do everything exactly the same every single day, you’ll never change.
I feel like that’s a bit repetitive, and change every now and then is great.
But what’s wrong with being comfortable?
Is it such a bad thing?
I like being comfortable.
I like my life the way it is.
If I want to get out of my comfort zone once and a while I will, but if I like it, why do I need to change?
Every day we’re told that we need to change.
Our workout routine.
That we need to be more outgoing.
That we need to take risks, chances, and live this crazy and carefree type of lifestyle.
That we can’t let anything hold us back while chasing our dreams.
But can we not have goals while living a comfortable life?
Can we not dream these big dreams while living in our comfort zone?
I call bullshit.
Being a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and working an 8 hour job every single day should’t take me out of the running for living the life I’ve imagined for myself.
I have goals.
I have dreams.
I can still accomplish those things while living a life where I find comfort in my every day routine.
I want to write a book someday, that’s my biggest goal by far.
And I can still do it if I’m comfortable.
I think sometimes you can make yourself uncomfortable.
You can change things up a bit, or even go for something bigger.
But it’s also okay to return back to your comfort zone.
Having a place where you feel comfortable and at home is perfectly ok.
In a world of social media telling us to be one way or another, I feel like more often than none I’m being made to feel like I’m not normal for being normal.
That if I’m comfortable somethings wrong with me.
When, in fact, I feel like being comfortable gives me that comfort that no matter what I’m trying to do, I’ll have a place to fall back to.
I’ll always have a support system and place to call home at the end of the day.
Getting out of your comfort zone is okay, and encouraged most of the time.
But there is something good that can come out of your comfort zone, a beautiful life.