Live :: Optimistically :: Through :: Universal :: Struggles
Part of my job as a psychologist is to support and encourage my clients to take a leap of faith, to trust in the process, to try something new and step out of their comfort zone. I encourage, validate and admit that the unknown can be a scary place. What better way to set an example and model behavior by stepping out of my comfort zone. Ghandi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world,” right?
It has always been a dream of mine to take my gypsy travels to the next level with a solo trip. I added it to my bucket list, read blogs about solo female travels and shared it with my inner circle. After all, once we say something out loud and put it out there in the world, it makes it a little more real right?
My solo adventure has been on the top of my bucket list and I have to admit I have started to plan multiple solo trips and when friends find out I am going on an adventure and want to come, I say, YAASS! I mean since when is a girls’ trip not a good idea? I have had the greatest adventures with my besties!
Well it’s important that I practice what I preach and today’s blog is about stepping out of your comfort zone. As you read this, I am on a plane (thank you automated post feature) traveling across the world by myself to spend 18 days ALONE in BALI! Yes alone! I would love to tell you that it will be just me and my backpack with no plans; that I will just be going with the flow and being a legit gypsy. BUT, I am traveling alone and safety is always the most important thing. So it will be me, my backpack, my bujo, camera, a rented pocket wifi (to stay in touch with everyone back home and in Bali), and a confirmed accommodation for my first few nights. And to end this epic journey I will be attending a week long yoga retreat (with an entire day of silence, eek). I am feeling EXCITED!, hopeful, spontaneous and honestly, a little fearful. I have no idea how it will turn out? But, I am confident that no matter what adventures this journey brings me, I hope to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone, try something new, face a fear and grow in the process. How does an outgoing social butterfly survive on her own in an unfamiliar surrounding? Will it be everything I thought it would be and more? Well I am not sure, but stay tuned to find out.
What’s one of your greatest fears? And what steps are you making to overcome it?