There is this thing of being comfortable. When you live in a place with people under circumstances and in an environment that I’m familiar with that I feel comfortable in. Life kind of ‘plätschert so vor sich hin”, it moves along with few disturbances. I stay within my comfort zone, I’m in control of my life, do the stuff and am in the company of people I’m comfortable with.
And then: “bang”, it all goes up in smoke.
I’m learning fast and the hard way, that life can catapult me almost instantly way out of my comfort zone and that me controlling my life is nothing more than an illusion.
To be able to adapt to such situations, it’s good to practice, to see what it is like when I’m moving outside my comfort zone, when I need to push myself that little bit harder.
It seemed like a good idea when we planned this some weeks ago. To go swimming on New Year’s Day at the 40 Foot out in the sea in Dun Laoghaire. Last night, I had secretly hoped for storm, wind and rain, so bad that we might have to cancel our plans. While it was very windy, there was no rain but a blue sky with just a few clouds. Bitterly cold – but no reason to cancel our outing.
Getting into the water was the hardest part. When we got out, I really felt fabulous. It was unbelievably good.
So here is the plan for 2018.
Get out of my comfort zone. Do things I haven’t done before. Experience the thrill, the rush, the excitement. And feel comfortable doing uncomfortable and, at times, very upsetting things.
Ana Teresa Santos Beck said:
Te deseo que consigas todos tus planes del 2018!! Besos y abrazos
Juntos, Ana, unidos, jamás vencidos, vamos a realizar nuestros sueños!
That is very inspiring. Wishing you and all the family a year ahead that you can all look back on this time next year and say we made even more ‘giant’ steps in the right direction and that things are even better.
You took the words right out of my mouth:) — 2018 will be a year of even more changes for the better. It will be about good things. About us, together, making things possible even we ourselves never thought would happen!
Congrats n a happy new year.
…and to you, Baerbel!