December 23, 2019
Claire Miles

Today, I dared. I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something out of the ordinary for me. I didn’t expect to do that, but it was a pleasant surprise that helped push through this day, which was hard for me as is. So, let’s start from the beginning.

Today I attended a seminar at work. Attending the seminar were all the employees of the company I work for. Like I’ve mentioned, this is a new job, meaning I don’t know many people. However, on the way to the seminar, in the commute, I saw this one cute guy that looked familiar to me. I deliberated with myself for hours whether I should approach him until finally, I did.

See, to some of you, this seems trivial, like no big deal. However, to me, this is a big step that is miles away from my comfort zone. I don’t share it with many, but I have a hard time approaching and talking to people. To everyone I meet, I am the nicest and friendliest, but to start a conversation myself, to initiate the encounter is an extremely tough task for me.

I am sad that this is the situation and am constantly trying to challenge myself and work through it. I am still working on that, and have it to reach my ultimate destination. Approaching this guy marked a big step in my journey and was a pleasant surprise. Eventually, it turned out I didn’t know him, but thanks to me approaching him, we spent this day together, and the seminar wasn’t so bad after that.

So, what I am trying to say is don’t hold back. Step out of your comfort zone and dare. Dare to talk, dare to make your voice heard, dare to be you. It isn’t always easy. Trust me, I know. But once you do it, once you dare, you’ll feel this feeling that I don’t think I can put into words. A feeling of fulfillment, achievement, and progress.


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