July 26, 2012

Comfort Zone


Today’s post is a bit of a silly one, but I couldn’t resist. 

I have to say that I am a pretty organized person, I like routine and love to plan.  I don’t get bent out of shape if we don’t always go by the plan, but I love to have one just in case we need one.  In general, like most people, I like to be in my comfort zone.

Well, today I stepped out of my comfort zone just a bit and it felt really great!

I have been looking at these adorable fedora style hats for a while now and have wanted one, but didn’t think I could pull it off.  I would always think, that hat is so cute, but it would look ridiculous on me!




Well, as I was back to school shopping in Target today (yes, teachers go back to school clothes shopping, too) I saw these little gems; and again, fell in love with the look of them.



Then I saw this clearance tag.  It had to have been a sign from above.

I hardly ever pay full price for anything, which besides the ridiculousness comments going on in my head, was a contributing factor into not purchasing a hat before today.

Soooo, I thought, why not, I’ll try it on. 




I loved it!

Even better…I loved the price!  $3.88.  Score!




I wore it around the store for a couple of minutes and made sure I walked by a few mirrors and I had the same internal response each time.  I loved it.




Feeling daring (I know, it is just a hat, but it was a big deal for me) I put it on as soon as I got in my car and drove with it on the rest of the day. It didn’t match the rest of my outfit or I would have worn it while running the rest of my errands.

I felt awesome for going a bit out of my comfort zone – Mike would be so proud, he loves to push me out of my comfort zone- and was almost like breaking my own rules.  Nobody else knew what a big deal it was for me, but I did.

If you haven’t done something lately to get out of your ordinary routines or comfort zone, I encourage you to.  It can be something as small as wearing a silly hat, or something monumental that has been on your wish list for a while. 

Life is short – take some risks! 

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