Truth is, I’ve had these pictures on my laptop for far too long. We took them on our summer vacation to Italy in August. However, I never really felt confident enough to actually post them up here. Looking at them, I though, “looking good girl”. I just wasn’t ready to share them with virtually everyone on the good old net yet. It’s not like my blog is clicked by everyone on this planet (that would be the dream, wouldn’t it) but somehow the idea of putting bikini pictures out there for public display still intimidated me. Posting this definitely means stepping out of my comfort zone. But that’s not a bad thing, is it?
STEPPING OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
The reason why I feel like the time for this post has finally come is that I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone big time this week. By saying yes to the trip to Edinburgh I’ve put myself in a tricky situation.
On the one hand, I knew I needed to go. If I had said no I’d forever regret putting off this incredible opportunity. On the other hand, however, the idea of going somewhere alone still gives me the creeps. Especially when it involves driving a brand new car. In front of dozens of experts. On the other side of the road! During my flight from Graz to Edinburgh I was constantly thinking, “OH MY GOODNESS, what have I put myself into now”.
IT’S (ALMOST) ALWAYS WORTH IT
In the end, it all turned out to be absolutely okay. No one laughed at me for not being the badass at driving they are. Because you know, if you’re on a 2-day long event with adult men who have been driving and testing cars for the most part of their lives you’re kinda destined to embarrass yourself. No such thing happened and I actually had a lot of fun.
Stepping out of your comfort zone might not always lead to amazing things. Most of the time it does make you grow as a person, though. If you always stay in that cozy space that is your comfort zone you’ll never really experience new parts of your personality. You’ll never see your entire self. There’ll always be parts of you neatly tucked away, hidden beneath fear. And you’ll always question what could have been. If only…
And I don’t want to be that kind of person. I want to live my life. Even if that means I sometimes have to do things that scare me. And I think we should all live our lives more boldly. Because you only got this one chance. And I, for my part, do not want to sit in a rocking chair at the age of 70 and think back at how I didn’t take any chances because I was too scared to leave the big ol’ comfort zone.
Throwing it back
The fun thing is, I already wrote a Sunday chat post on the same subject a couple of months back. And if you go back and read that one you can see how much I changed from back then. I’m much more extrovert now. I try new stuff. I do things that scare me. And it made me stronger. It made me grow. And most importantly, it makes me happier than I’ve ever been.
So here they are, the dreaded pictures. And it actually feels good to be finally uploading them. I do think we did a great job at capturing the atmosphere at the beach. The happiness and relaxation that radiated from us. The sun that kept warming our skin even though it was already on the verge of disappearing for the night. I wanted to jump into the water. Hold on to the waves. Bathe in that feeling of deep and utter happiness that you only get when you’re on holiday.
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What do you think about stepping out of the ever-so-comfy comfort zone? Yay or nay?