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Single Woman’s Challenge Day 9: Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Today is the Single Woman’s Day Challenge Day 9

Today’s Challenge is

Day 9: Learn Something New

Enroll in a class at your local library. Take ballroom dance lessons. Learn to play the piano. Take an art class or a cooking class.

I feel like everyone should try something new.  Not just as a hobby but also professionally.  How can you ever know what you are really good at if you do not put yourself out there?

My trying something new, is this blogging thing.  Well in all actuality this blog that you are readying is fairly new.  I had an old blog before I decided to re-vamp it and start this one.  Most of my work experience includes helping people.  I want to help people and I want to help women.  I want to help woman so that they do not learn things the hard way like I did.  In my twenties I was nowhere near the person that I am today.  I was a hot mess times 10.  I was reckless and that is really putting it nicely.

When I started doing this blog I figured out that it requires putting yourself out there.  And putting myself out there is something that I am not use to doing.  I do not like talking about my feelings or being vulnerable, especially for the whole world to see.  Once you start putting things out on the internet there really is no taking it back.

But I could choose to stay in my comfort zone, not blog, and not share anything, but then I would not be happy.  I love blogging, I love encouraging other people, and even though it requires me to do something new, step out of my comfort zone, and to share my experiences with complete strangers over the internet; I choose to do it anyway.

And this is not just with blogging, this is also with my YouTube channel that I started over a year ago.  To tell the truth I attempted to start my channel over 3 years ago.  But it takes a lot to put yourself out there.  For the whole world to see, literally.  If someone has a computer and they have the internet they can see you.  Even from half way across the world.  So I quit, and about a year ago I decided to try again and stay dedicated to it.

Trying something new does not also mean that you have to go sky diving.  It can mean facing your fears head on or having the courage to do something that you have been too afraid to do.  If you stay in a box then you will always be in a box.  You will never know what the outside world looks like. You have to look deep down within yourself and ask yourself

“What am I afraid to do, but want to do?”

And when you answer that question, then you know that this is something you need to try. I recommend reading the book the Dream Giver.  It is about a man that was given a dream by God.  And he had to step out of his comfort zone to get to his dream.  It was not easy, he was faced with trails, tribulation, and even some people telling him that he should not do it.  He had to leave the land of “familiar” (literally that is what the land was called in the book) to step into a strange place in order to get where he wanted to be and where God wanted him to be.

That is what blogging and my channel was like for me.  It may not seem like it because EVERYONE has a blog or has a YouTube channel.  But you open yourself up to criticism.  People are nuts, and they are going to say some crazy things to you when you put yourself out there on the internet.  You can have the best of intentions, your blog be perfect, or your video can be perfect AND someone is still going to have something negative to say to you.

But you have to get to the point that you do not care what other people say.  I mentioned in a past blog that I wanted to start traveling alone (see my blog here) for my first trip. I was nervous at first because going on a vacation alone was not something that I was used to.  I did not want to look all lonely or I had this fear that I would get kidnapped or something.  I ended up having a great time.

That is what stepping out of your comfort zone will get you.  You can either cast away your fears, step out and try something you always wanted to do or you can be too scared to live life and let life pass you by. Untitled

 

 

 

In case you missed it, check out the other days in the Single Christians Woman’s Challenge.

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About Sophia Reed (293 Articles)
I am a single mother of one, Christian, and Lover of Life. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, I am a National Certified Counselor, and I am currently a PhD candidate in Human Behavior. I love motivating others and encouraging all women to be beautiful from the inside and out. To get in contact with me, you can email me at sophiareedsbook@gmail.com

8 Comments on Single Woman’s Challenge Day 9: Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

  1. What a great post, and a great reminder! Thanks for sharing the encouragement. I will be thinking about in which areas I need to step outside my comfort zone. It does take a lot sometime to put yourself “out there” with a blog. I know when I started blogging a few years ago, it was after the death of my husband. As I went “through the valley” following that time, and picked up the pieces again with my daughters, I felt like I had some encouragement to give to others that may be going through the same thing.

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  2. This is wonderful . We need more uplifting and cool orientated posts like this .

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  3. Awesome post! I agree with stepping out of your comfort zone… Because you never know the greatness you are stepping into!

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  4. I have a hard time with putting myself out there as well. I have been a lot better about it this year, and it has turned into some of my most popular post.

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  5. Brittany_WMSB // May 11, 2016 at 3:57 am // Reply

    I’ve had a blog for a LOOOONG time but I still get nervous to tell people in real life about it! Thanks for this post. Being single isn’t always easy so it’s nice to see a post focused on this life stage.

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