It’s been too long since I offered an update on the NO Comfort Zone activities I’ve been up so I will now try to recall and share them with you.
June was totally out of my comfort zone as I was asked to be editor of a monthly newsletter. In addition to editing words, writing stories and cropping photos – it was also an online collaboration with the media team. Lots of discomfort, lessons learned, new paths suggested, errors, and a handful of successes.
July I coordinated a Fiddle contest and over 40 musicians signed up to play their fiddle, back up others, sing, dance and have a great day. For me, it was about organizations, tallies, awards, photos and some deep breaths. Fun and challenging!
In August, I was back in the classroom at the community college learning Adobe InDesign. I have the product but do not know how to use it. My instructor used it when it was called Quark so I know I’m in good hands. The assignments keep me on the edge of my seat and totally focused when I’m in the classroom. At home, I take the edited articles that I receive monthly and create my own newsletter. This is the best way to learn!
OH yes, a bit more ‘NO Comfort Zone” experiences in September when I hiked with a handful of people who I never met before. I met them through a local Meet Up group and we hiked into the beautiful and colorful Rocky Mountains. It was one of those amazing days when the cool mountain air added to the flavor of the day. It was a day filled with aspens and evergreens and blue skies and cold lakes. It was an autumn day that I longed to experience.
And September moves on. Other ways to get out of my comfort zone – job hunting, challenging class assignments, clearing out furniture and more. I promise to be better at sharing the MORE part with you.
It’s a year of growth, fun, memories and lots of discomfort. And it’s all good!
- No Comfort Zone Week Ending Sept 16, 2012 (quillfyre.wordpress.com)
- No Comfort Zone Challenge (margekatherine.com)
- No Comfort Zone: 7 month update (margekatherine.com)
- No Comfort Zone Challenge: ubhar & frankincense ice cream (catbirdinoman.wordpress.com)
- Comfort Zone (lookinyourheart.wordpress.com)
- The Edge of Your Comfort Zone (joelcornett.com)
- Stepping out of my comfort zone (theemezz.wordpress.com)
No-comfort Zone Week Ending Sept. 16 2012 (quillfyre.wordpress.com)