Ok, how did week 9 get here already? Did you know that we turn our clocks ahead on March 11? Like, isn’t that almost tomorrow?
Colorado has had very warm days with extremely high winds. No snow on the ground and the hint of spring in the air. The trouble is Colorado gets most of it’s snow accumulation in the months of March and April, so no matter how tempting the weather is, I’m not buying it!
This past week has been one of reining myself in an allowing time to heal from my cold and cough. I was out of work 2 days because I had a wicked cough and no voice. None. It’s back now but it gets raspy at the end of the day. Still recovering and giving myself that time and space to heal and not liking being out of my comfort zone.
Last week I made a phone call to a long lost relative who has turned away from the family. It was message number one. I think this week I’ll call again and leave the same message. Either he will answer and we will talk or he will make the decision to stay away. Either way, I’ll stretch my comfort zone until I’m standing on the outside looking back in.
I’ve got nothing to lose and maybe even something to gain. Life is too short to hold grudges, tune out family and use pride as a shield. Only love matters and he’s not letting it in.
Life is a Series of Steps: Measuring Time
- Out of Comfort Zone (oddsandendthoughts.wordpress.com)
- Ready for Occupation (crowingcrone.wordpress.com)
- Poking a nose out of my comfort zone (newpillowbook.wordpress.com)
- Nesting (merkid514.blogspot.com)
- No comfort zone #1 (thesullinsfamily.wordpress.com)
- No comfort zone for this week poetry super highway (quillfyre.wordpress.com)
- And then I read this (jackielrobinson.com)
- No Comfort Zone (Week 8!) (margekatherine.com)
- No Comfort Zone in Step Motion (margekatherine.com)
15 thoughts on “Week 9! No Comfort Zone Update”
Very brave to try to reach out 🙂
We sometimes forget the importance of loving care–both for ourselves and toward others. I so appreciate your spirit, your quiet whispers of love and your ability to bring us all together as we move more and more into the space of who we are–and out of our own comfort zones. Much love to you. xo
I’m glad that you are starting to feel better, some colds can be rather nasty, and it does take awhile before your life gets back on track.
I totally agree, life is too short to hold grudges.
Hope you are feeling better. Looking forward to an update on the relation. I agree completely about the grudges…move on dude!
I am getting better. And am so ready to have this all a distant memory! As for grudges and sore feelings … when someone makes the call and opens the door, the decent thing is to answer the door. Which is what I would do. I hope, hope, hope I have some good news to share in the near future (answer the door, answer the door… open up, dude!)
You know, prior to me getting sick, I heard about people dropping left and right but I never paid much attention! Now, I hear coughs and sore throats and am totally tuned in! Time to leave that all behind! Thanks for checking in on me!
Jackie, thanks so much for your caring words. It’s great to be a part of this event and to meet such amazing people along the way. Much appreciation and love! MK -xo
You know, I’ve really nothing to lose as I make my friendly phone calls, leaving messages, hoping for a return phone call. So far, 2 calls, 2 upbeat messages and 2 nothing in reply. Third time’s the charm!
Again, you can only do so much. And you certainly are making the 1st move and leaving tha door WIDE open. I hope your relative answers the door, not only for your sake, but for his sake too. Because I’d say, after this show of you caring enough to reach out and he doesn’t respond, sadly, that door will be shut for good!
wow! almost time to move the clocks again?!!! Time does fly.
Sorry you have not been feeling well.
It is great you are reaching out to your family member who has been away from the family. If your second call does not yield a connection just yet, I am sure that your reaching out touches him…even if it is deep down and he doesn’t quite get it yet.
I’ll join the chorus hoping this brave try at ending the family estrangement turns out well.
Meanwhile – another comfort zone departure (I’m never quite sure where to post these, so forgive me if this is the wrong spot) – http://newpillowbook.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/clarissa-on-the-treadmill-with-a-kindle/
How well I remember those Colorado Marches and Aprils! Snow one day and 70 the next — a photo exists somewhere of my bare feet next to a snowbank from one April day in Falcon, CO
Colorado gets most of it’s snow accumulation in March and April – spring here is very deceptive, as you well know!
I miss it so much!
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