It’s not easy for me to get out of my comfort zone. For 26 years I’ve struggled with change, something that only seems to have gotten worse as I’ve gotten older. I blame it on being a full-fledged member of the adult world now. No longer the big fish in the small pond of high school and college, I’m that small fish in the biggest of oceans.
The anxiety and indecisiveness I feel on a daily basis can be so overwhelming. Having a mental crisis because I can’t find something I’ll eat on the menu at a nice restaurant and being unable to commit to going on new adventures on the weekends just isn’t who I want to be anymore.
Seeing my struggles, my friends challenged me to try 30 new things in 30 days as a way to get out of my comfort zone and cope with change, even if the changes were very small.
I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to do it. Part of me felt like I’d quit after a few days and give up altogether.