A New Beginning

Comfort zone is just a crutch!

20180205I think we all go through times in our lives when we wonder if you need a change?  Usually by the time we are thinking about it, more often than not, we already know we need it.  We know we need something different.  We find ourselves in a comfort zone but the crazy thing is time and time again after crawling our of  that comfort     zone it ends up feeling so much better so I don’t know why they call it a    comfort zone. Jobs, relationships, friends, our health, all these are probably on the top of the list when it comes to needing to evaluate from time to time.  Things change, we become smarter and we need to think of ourselves and what is best for us.  Growing and evolving is so important no matter where we are in our life journey.  This goes for any and all no matter your gender, nationality, class, or where you live.  We are all the same when it comes down to basics.  How about trying new things?  Those things you always wanted to learn or try.  Do we have it in ourselves to do it or just think about it.  What takes us beyond just thinking about it all the time.  Confidence in ourselves maybe?  A lot of struggle with that.  It takes us back to the comfort zone.  I hate that term.  I thing we use it as a crutch sometimes.  It’s never to late to learn new skills.  Artistry, Music, Trades, cooking, oh my the list can go on and on.  I’d like to know that I could prompt just one of you to follow your dream rather than just leave it as a thought.  Having a feeling of accomplishment only gives you more power to do more. It’s amazing.  It actually has such great potential.  There are so many catch phrases we use.  One is, Life is too short,  True!  Another is the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.  I think it is.  While you sit and waste away in  your comfort zone  I bet you are pretending you are alright, basically living a lie.  It’s time we take the bull by its horns and do something for ourselves.  Something I’m very passionate about is the fact that Life is too short.  We need to truly start living each day as if tomorrow is not ours.   Why am I so passionate about this?  Again at 58, it’s time for another evaluation.  I know I’ve had a lot of joy in my life, but also, I’ve had a lot of heartache.  At age 29  I lost my dad to brain cancer, than my mom at 38 to a brain aneurysm, then my  brother to cancer, he was only 47.  A year ago a childhood best girlfriend died unexpectedly.  That was not supposed to happen. This one I blame on the pharmaceutical companies..  I’ve seen too many friends bury their children.  More Pharmaceutical company tragedies.  The pain of seeing young people pass is real and scarring.   One of the items on my list has always been to help others.  It’s been there a long time.  I can’t help but step out of my way if I have to because it calls me.  I’d like to change the world so I’m always trying.  I think my kids think I’m crazy but that’s me.  Last night while I was in the sauna, I met this awesome healing woman.  We both agreed that we were meant to meet.  We both had done things a bit different then normal which brought us to the same place.  We ended up talking for quite a while and when we parted I left with much hope.  I couldn’t wait to share it.  I woke up in the morning and right away texted my son excited to share some good and promising information with him so he could pass along to his friend whom I knew needed it more than anything.  Instead of responding back with the typical text response he called me.  He said he didn’t want to text me because he had bad news. He told me his friend had passed away in his sleep this morning.  I was so taken back.  I couldn’t help but cry.  He was a young man , father of 6 children and his wife.  He had been struggling with cancer for the past few years.   He fought to the end going as far as traveling out of the country to get treatments they won’t do here in the USA.  So sad, they do work but insurance won’t cover it.  If only money wasn’t an option maybe he would still be here.  Such an inspiration to all of us.  He was at work on Friday, it was his planned last day to start a medical leave so he could spend some quality time with his family knowing his condition was worsening.  After an emotional work farewell from all who loved him for all the years he was there, he had his first weekend off but that was it.  He never woke up Monday morning. He died peacefully in his sleep. It just brings tears to my eyes.  These kinds of stories are like an atomic bomb going off in my brain.  What does it take to push us over the edge to do something.  Whether it’s for ourselves or someone else. We need to change the way we think so we can get out of bad situations,  get into better ones or maybe  to just do something good.  We all have the potential of making a difference.  It’s       a choice. Don’t use your comfort zone as a crutch.  You are only cheating yourselves.      Comfort is your Enemy to moving forward.

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