Friday, November 3, 2017

A World Beyond Your Comfort Zone


“When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life.”
- Eckhart Tolle


A person has to desire to be in control of his/her life. I decided that I need to be more active as the weather begins to turn. I am generally uncomfortable with going to places that I am not familiar but I have decided to allow myself to be uncomfortable and make decisions not based on my fear of uncertainty; rather to open myself up to new opportunities. 

I do feel enthusiastic and energized about my new strategy for this time of year. I feel as though I haven’t missed a beat and things only get better by change. My bands that I follow will continue playing all year long so I will continue to have places to go. 

I generally hang out with my same group of friends, but I have decided to step outside of my comfort zone and join a meetup group in the area. I am going to go to a bonfire and house party this weekend where I will meet all new people. I am very comfortable meeting people so I feel as though this will be a positive experience. I may make some new friends with people who are interested in making an effort to get together. I have included a picture of me from outside the entrance to a concert that I went to recently. 

I feel as though as the holiday season is just around the corner and I am still making moves to continue visiting with various different types of people. This year is a change for me as I typically slow down a bit as the weather gets colder. 

This year I am putting on my sweaters and realizing that there is really no reason to hibernate! Certainly I am a bit nervous about going someplace new with people that I do not know. Anyone who knows anything about having a TBI knows that survivors are no strangers to uncomfortable or awkward occurrences. I have to remember this as I go forward to a new and different place this weekend. 

I have allowed myself to realize that I am capable of handling some pretty tough circumstances and I am secure in saying that I will be able to enjoy myself this weekend. I will be sure to take a picture this weekend to include with my next post. I would love to hear what you do for recreation and how you meet new people. Never be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone and to try meeting new people. We are what we are. Some people may not accept us but many people will. 

We have to give ourselves a chance at developing a meaningful social life! I would love to hear who else has tried meetup groups to meet new people. I thank you very much for reading and I encourage any comments that you may have.

~Noelle

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