If you are some of the gusty people who signed up for the NO Comfort Weekly Challenge, I hope you are still finding things that push you to new environments, encourage you to ask different questions, move you to do or say or go places you’ve never been.
Below are comments from some of you that have accepted the challenge and have blogged about it.
And so–the No Comfort Zone has really become the story of my life this year. All the places I’ve sought comfort: being a good mom, taking care of others, eating delicious food, seeing a ‘good’ figure in the mirror–the list could go on–all of these are falling away. Until there’s only ME left. There is no comfort in those places. They aren’t reflecting back to me what they once did.
From Jackie at A Heart’s Whispers
Anyone who reads this blog knows that photography is where my creative urges soar. In the past month, I pushed myself to step out of my photography comfort zone and experiment with effects that go beyond my normal boundaries. Stepping into the dis-comfort zone has been fun, surprising and incredibly creative. . . so much so that now I must admit that photographically speaking, my comfort zone has expanded beyond all expectations! I love it. (From Cecilia at Inspired Vision).
At Diabetic Redemption, we read, Both of these are activities way outside my Comfort Zone, so I’d say they qualify me for the challenge. Thanks again, Inside Out Cafe. I need this one in my life, now more than ever!
Quillfyre’s blog post titled No-Comfort Zone Week Ending April 23, writes, “What else? Well, on Friday I sent off my very first non-contest related submission to a national literary magazine. With some help from my friend Claudia. I promised her that it would be for this first one only, just to get me past the initial block. So that’s done. This week I am prepping for the Massachusetts workshop. Good news there too, as my brother will be back in town to cat-sit and house-sit etc. Have to admit though that the maps look rather confusing. Thank goodness for GPS.”
January to December has realized the frustration in commenting on every blog that she follows. After telling us her story, she summarizes …”Being brave and speaking out – no Comfort Zone – this is all my own work and no one has added anything to it or coerced me in any way and i have not accepted any bribes but if they come with added chocolate i may…”
In a recent post titled The Uncomfortable Comfort Zone, Sharon tackles something near and dear to her heart and the end result helps her find peace and comfort.
And that makes the whole idea of my comfort zone kind of interesting (in the “interesting” = “really really awful” sense). Parts of my life are like a very tiny, hard to find, pebble in my shoe that keeps slipping under my foot as I walk and digging into the arch or the heel or getting caught between two toes. You’d think it would be worth the trouble to stop and get rid of it, but I don’t do it. I don’t want to be embarrassed by getting caught balancing on one leg with my shoe off. I don’t want to take the time. I don’t really think I’ll be able to track it down – it’s such a ridiculously small pebble! – and get rid of it for good. And after all, I’ve been walking on it this long. I’m used to it, sort of. I think I can just keep going in spite of the pebble, can’t I?
Joss at the Crowing Crone has a blog post titled NoCoZ2012 – seven (which, of course, is short for NO Comfort Zone!) and she has been asked to participate in a game where she is asked to share seven things (see directions) then invite 7 others to join along. I don’t know about you but this always gives me a queasy feeling when I have to ask others to join, or post or involve themselves and yes – as part of the no comfort zone I am working to overcome that as well! Thanks Joss!
My Humble Thoughtz is out and about doing things that take her right to the edge. She writes:
“Because of you all, I took some chances, shared some stories, made friends, and had the experience of my life. None of it possible without the growth, and that not possible without nurturing. Thank you for that.”
I know I’ve missed lots of other challengers so please leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to include you in my list of challenge updates!
Care to join in the challenge? If so, read about it at the No Comfort Zone Weekly Challenge 2012 page.
- Do More of What Makes You Happy (No Comfort Zone for sure!) (margekatherine.com)
- No Comfort Zone in Step Motion (margekatherine.com)
- Zen and the Art of Getting Over Yourself (suzemuse.com)
- How Do You Know When It’s Time To Leave Your Comfort Zone? (shareyourlovestory.wordpress.com)
- The curse of the comfort zone (iwasanexpatwife.com)
- Beautiful Blogger, Very Inspiring Blogger, Sunshine Award (serendipityplus.wordpress.com)
- Why Bother to Blog? To be better? (elspethc.wordpress.com)
- Get out of your comfort zone! (motivatingdaily.com)
- No-Comfort Zone Week Ending April 23, 2012 (quillfyre.wordpress.com)
- No Comfort Zone Challenge: Taxes (margekatherine.com)
- The Reality of Being Comfortable (bodyhack.com)