Pushing Yourself Outside The Comfort Zone

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"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." --Lou Holtz

If you've read my post, "Push Pause", and if you follow me on Snapchat, you've figured out that a chapter of my life has recently ended. Change is never easy, but it isn't the situation that affects you. It's how you handle the situation and the outcome of your own behavior. You can tell a lot about a person by how they choose to handle tragedy, heartbreak, and stress. Some choose to bottle up their feelings, others choose to lash out. Me, on the other hand, I like to channel all my energy into something productive and challenging. 

For the last few weeks, I have continuously pushed myself further and further away from my own comfort zone. I've surprised myself quite a bit and will have to say, I am overall thankful for all that I'm going through. Without it, I wouldn't have been able to overcome a few fears such as shooting with someone new (professionally) and entrusting others with creative direction/concepts. Letting go, for a control freak like me, is extremely hard. Thankfully, I'm surrounded by the best and most talented people so I pretty much lucked out. 

Another fear I'm slowly getting through is my fear of flying and heights. Yes, I am scared of flying but the fastest way to get around is in the air right? I'm learning to deal with the anxiety I get when I fly and it helps a lot to fly with my closest friends. As for heights, while I'm not ready to ride a roller coaster yet, I am getting used to scenic hikes (the ones that require me to climb higher than I'm used to). 

In retrospect, I needed something to push me and this is probably the most effective way to motivate me. It's always the one thing you least expect that will change your perspective. This was it and while it hurts, it was necessary.

At this point, nothing is out of my reach and I have no problem putting in the work. I have my eyes set on some ambitious goals that I hope to achieve by the end of this year. Stay tuned for new content, concepts, and more collaborative projects!

P.S. Thank you to everyone who have been sending me the sweetest notes, comments, Snapchats, and emails. You guys keep me going and I wouldn't have gotten this far without your support. Thank you<3