Up until now I had a lot of seasons where I felt the need of stepping out of my comfort boat very urgently.
I’ve never liked being in the same place with the same things and doing always the same things all over again. I’ve always felt the need of experiencing new and exciting things, getting to know new people and enriching myself with new knowledge and fresh perspectives.
The first time that I had to get out of my comfort zone was at a very young age when I found out that my parents are divorced, my biological father was not the current husband of my mother and that I was actually going to spend my childhood with my grandparents because my mother was going to leave in other countries to provide me a better life.
That for me was the first time that I experienced unhappiness in a brutal way. Those moments pushed me to accept the new reality and to just learn to get used to it.
That season helped me to understand that actually life was real and raw. It was then that I started to question my life, my way of being, how people behaved and how everything was going around.
From then till now I had some other several and brutal changes. For example at 13 I left my friends, my grandparents and my life to go and learn to live a new life with my mother in Italy. At the beginning was truly awful and it took me more than 2 years to adapt to my new home. Afterwards, 3 years ago I left Italy behind and came back to Romania by my own to start ‘another’ new life.
Another ‘stepping out’ of my comfort zone is found in my career. At first I was a Touristic Operator, then an Office Manager, then a Photographer, afterwards a Social Media Manager and now I’m doing other things and I’m learning everyday new stuff. I literally don’t know how my life will look like in 5 years from now.
Currently, I see stepping out of my comfort zone as something that I need to do in order to make my life better and more adventurous.
I love taking risks, and I love those season when I feel that my soil is being shaken. I know that whenever I experience the urge to change something in me or in the things that sorround me is because of a greater blessing.
What about you? I would love to hear your story!