Good Morning, let’s go.
Most of us keep to ourselves. We hope that nothing gets asked of us. That our comfort zone only gets challenged by fun things like a trip to Disney Land. The truth is easier than that; most of us only have to expand our comfort zone when we switch jobs. On average that is every couple of years. No one is going to force you to go to Disney Land. No one is going to push you our of your comfort zone.
I have made it my habit to expand my comfort zone. There is more enjoyment in it for others than myself. It started last year with me dressing like an 80’s rocker to work fanny pack and all. It wasn’t a Holiday and I felt everyone’s eyes on me- I hated it. From there every week in the month of October leading up to Halloween and every holiday so far I’ve done something outrageous. For the people at work it is just waiting to see what I will do next. Some shake their heads most enjoy it.
With these last few days of Pride I have gone all out and dressed in rainbows with rainbow hair. The assumptions others make about me is I am probably a member of the LGBTQ+ community and I am as an ally and proud supporter. It makes me laugh because what I learned about others opinions is they don’t matter. Doing bold things pushes me out of my comfort zone. I understand why certain members of the LGBTQ+ community come out so bold, it is empowering. Being a member of LGBTQ+ is not a shame to be hidden and being bold about it gives a person confidence; enough confidence to be themselves.
We can all learn and grow from each other. We can look at someone else’s boldness and emulate it until it becomes our own characteristic. We are capable of change and growth. We can choose to break the boundaries of our comfort zones and learn to live a freer life daily. We don’t have to live in a closet of comfort, pretending we are represented, we can be the representative.
Later Gator 🐊