We all have had (or still have) our difficulties with climbing out of our comfort zone. It’s easy to stay inside this zone that feels so “save”… So why change it, right? As some people will say their life started at the end of their comfort zone; others just rather live their life the way they used to do. Either way, in the end it’s all about what works out for you.
” Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
As I finished high school everyone around me went to college, just like me. But unlike me, everyone seemed to like what they choose to study. I regretted my decision almost instantly. But instead of stopping immediately I decided to try it for a bit longer, knowing in the back of my mind this wasn’t going to work out for me at all. So after three months I dropped out and started working full time at a supermarket. Earning some money so I could travel, maybe, one day.
A year passed by and somehow i managed to get into medical school, to become a paramedic. Finally, I could study something I would like, just like everyone else. But unfortunately that wasn’t the case. I didn’t made friends, the study just seemed to much for me and as my trust in being good enough for this study went down I took my grades with me. So five months in I dropped out, again, and started to work full time, again. As finding a job seemed impossible for some reason, I ended up working at Mac Donald. I started to feel so sad and lonely, because as others seemed happy with their choices nobody seemed to understand me. It didn’t seem like I knew what I wanted to do with my life anytime soon. And working at Mac Donald didn’t make anything better.
On a sunny day off I sat in the garden, just googling some information about New Zealand. A travel agency came up, they helped me setting it all up, and before I even knew it I booked my ticket.
Even though it doesn’t seem like much, staying at home with a job I hated, not a lot of friends around me and no personal goals seemed to be my comfort zone. It took me more than just a little time to realize that I had to break out of this circle to make a change for myself. And I did.
Now almost a year later I can say that I am so much happier and noticed that I grew so much by this experience. Making a change is easier than that it might look like, but you definitely have to work for it. If i can do it, you can do it too. Know that you don’t always have to do everything on your own. And if you think it might help to just share it with someone tell it to a friend, family or you can even contact me.
Going to New Zealand was my comfort-zone-break-out. What will be yours?
I will you all the best.