I am what you call an introvert. For those who don’t know an introvert is “a shy, reticent person” by textbook definition. There may moments that I feel adventurous or daring, but 75% it is an actual effort than a natural feeling. I tell myself that I am shy because I’m not a people person. It’s not that I am not a people person, it’s that people terrify me. Strangers terrify me. If I am given the choice of staying in a quiet place or going to a wild party…well I think you know where I am going with this.
I have recently moved to a new place, far, far, far away from the four wall establishment I call home. I know moving so far away is considered daring and adventurous, but in reality, it is much more. It is a drastic change in your life, and well change is scary.
Being in a new place, you are far away from everything you know. The streets are new, the people are new, daily life is new, everything is new!
I always joke that I want to go on a big adventure like the all the stories I have ever read. So when an opportunity for an adventure opened up, I wiggled my arm out of my comfort bubble and grasped it tightly. And now…I’m on my adventure…but I am internally screaming.
I’ve trying to say yes to more things, but by saying yes I step further away from my comfort zone.
Baby steps though.
Every day try something new, even if it is something small. It can be as small as trying a new flavor of a food you normally eat or as extreme as going to someplace new.
Sometimes it is our fears that hold us back. The idea of the unknown that is lingering out there.
I’m in a new place, and alone. But I am trying to say yes to new experiences outside of my comfort zone. Being alone does not always mean being lonely, and that is what I am trying to achieve.
Because the world is beautiful and only those willing to take the necessary steps are able to truly see it.