My Comfort Zone
By Author Unknown
I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork
were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you're in a comfort zone,
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile;
success is there for you!
Before I thought it was the change from working to not, and then getting deluged with the many challenges of parenting and finding value in that.
I started another masteral degree when I wasn't ready so I dropped it. Turned out, I just wasn't passionate about it.
Because when I am passionate about something, I do bend backwards for it.
I found FSL. And I renewed my involvement in other worthwhile causes, in other things I really feel strongly about.
Now, I am contributing to sites, writing about topics that interest me. I even sometimes write for magazines as well.
And I have been attending more blogger events.
And yet I still feel caged. Lost. Useless.
I still feel like am only going through the motions... that something else should be happening and I am in this alternate reality where I don't belong.
I feel something bigger is out there calling me, needing me, right for me... but I don't know how to get to it because I can't really say what it is.
I hate feeling that I am just existing. That i'm still not feeling productive despite all these things I am doing.
I am really lost again. I need a higher purpose. I am neither really happy nor content about myself. I feel I should be doing something more... something else.
Okay, maybe this is PMS talking.
My Comfort Zone