Sometimes you have to be uncomfortable before you can be comfortable!

I realized last night that I moved to my city five years ago this week.  My move was a big deal for me.  I was moving completely out of my comfort zone, and moving more than an hour away from everyone and everything I had ever known.  I was engaged to my current husband and the boys and I were moving into his condo.  He owned in a lousy real estate market, so we packed up for a fresh start and this renter moved and was ready to experience a new challenge in a new area.

The move was filled with drama, as my family members weren’t happy that I was moving.  I took a lot of heat for the move over that summer, but I had to have faith that I was making the right decision.  It was hard at first.  I needed Mapquest directions to get to the pediatrician and I remember missing a turn the first time I went to Target by myself.  I had to learn my way around and make new friends.  But I can honestly say that, five years later, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Getting out of my comfort zone was hard, but I think it’s something we all should do from time to time.  Sometimes we have to take a leap of faith and trust that we are making a good decision, no matter how out of the box it seems.

I can say the same thing about going back to school.  I felt really uncomfortable and unsure of going back to school as a 35-year-old mom, but now I can’t imagine not making the decision to go back.  I know I’ll be a more comfortable student this September than I was last September!

And by the way–my husband jokes that I now know my way around our city better than he does!  I got comfortable quickly!

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