One of my favorite things to talk about and to share about, is being comfortable, completely comfortable in everything I do. Definitely not an easy thing to do for me, and for many of us. So when did I become comfortable with trying new things? The key word is trying! It’s the old saying – if you don’t try you’ll never know.
“At the very moment when people underestimate you is when you can make a breakthrough” – Germany Kent. This quote resonates with me so much. Much of my life was controlled by others. I had given up, and felt invisible, but I always knew, inside me, was this vibrant beautiful woman, full of ideas and a longing to try new things!
As I became stronger, I knew I didn’t want to live my life the way it was. I wanted so much more. My children were both doing well, away at college. I believed it was now time for me to play! Boy did I! I knew it would be daunting to do some of the things on my bucket list!! First thing was seeing if I had something real with my invention of Tulifts, I did! I definitely stepped outside my comfort zone by starting a business in my late 50s and even filed for patents! I’ve learned so much and now, I own my own company!
I also LOVE fashion and definitely have my own style. I didn’t have the freedom to express myself through clothing in the past, but now I wear what I want to wear when I want to wear it! I also love creating! And that too was “in me” but because of circumstances, that part of me was put on hold and pushed down for so long. I’m glad to say that now, after separating from my toxic previous lifestyle, I’m living my full self.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”– C.S. Lewis. This is so true – you should always keep dreaming!
I had a dream to fly an airplane! And recently, I did it! I mean, it was only for a minute, but I did it! It was the most beautiful 1928 by-plane named Magic One and being up there, seeing the world from such a beautiful vantage point was a memory I’ll always remember. I’m glad that I had the courage to try and get on a plane because that was definitely an activity outside of my comfort zone.
This past year, so much of my year was completely outside my comfort zone! It started in January. I had an amazing photo shoot, with Ben Winkler, whch was my very first photo shoot. I did it on my terms and I love the photos! I now have a documentation of a pivotal point in my life and it shows how just being in front of a camera and self love can change your life. I wasn’t comfortable having my picture taken at first, but now I love it. And because I tried something that I was hesitant to do in the past, that photo shoot has opened so many doors! I love it. What are some of the things you can try that may be outside your comfort zone? I would love to hear them!
Photos by: @_studiosalty