Friday, May 13, 2011

Comfort Zone

How often do you step out of your comfort zone? Are you more content with the way things are or do you prefer a shake-up every so often? I find myself in the latter category more and more these days.
Two years ago, I enjoyed my life as part of a DINK (Dual Income, No Kids) household. We would go out for drinks, go on spur-of-the-moment road trips and go out to dinner at least 3 times a week. I'm pretty sure we were in seven different wine clubs at one point. It was easy and carefree then. But I started to feel as though something was missing and that something became my little L.E. My comfort zone vanished completely.
Fast forward another year. I've decided to leave my job at the same company I've been with for seven years. The time  has come to move on. Yet I have to ask myself, why leave my comfort zone? I have a nice niche here with amazing co-workers, daycare onsite, flexible hours...but I still have that antsy feeling that something needs to change. And I've never been one for little changes. Some people will tell you that if your life is feeling stagnant, you should move your garbage can. Or if you're in desperate need of a vacation, you should just go to a different grocery store. You'll feel like a tourist in no time!
 I prefer the chaos of total upheaval...like the time I got married, moved to a different state and quit smoking all at the same time.
Change is what makes life interesting. We live in a time where people don't work the same jobs for decades anymore. If someone even maintains the same career for longer than ten years, that's a feat in of itself.. Comfort zones are meant for stepping out of. And no matter what terms you leave a job, chances are there was some divine reason you worked there in the first place.
So this is my last day. And I'm spending it updating my blog. I think I might take a nap on my desk now.

1 comment:

  1. wow! good for you.
    We are in a similar boat, but more of the, "here are your life vests, have fun" kind of boat.
    so the question is, now what?!

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