Today I want to get a bit more personal with you guys and discuss something I’ve always struggled with. Growing up an only child, I’ve always been pretty shy and though I cherish time alone, I’ve never been one to go out and do things on my own. Sure, I enjoy solo shopping or a trip to the grocery store, but exploring a city? Never.
Since moving to DC I have been been trying to get out of my comfort zone. Trying to be more open, more outgoing, more spontaneous. It started with taking spin classes at a studio that I had never been to and didn’t know anyone at. More recently, when I made plans with a friend to meet in NYC for dinner and drinks, I decided that I was going to head in early and explore a couple of my favorite places, the MET and Central Park, by myself. This may not seem like a big deal, but for me, it was a big step towards becoming a more independent person.
I can’t explain how exhilarating it felt to walk around the park with the sun shining, taking in my beautiful city and all of its sounds. There is something so peaceful about being alone with your thoughts, staring at a Monet and truly enjoying its beauty in silence.
I am going to continue to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone by taking new classes and perhaps attending a blogger meetup. If you do anything to get out of your comfort zone, I would love to hear it!