Comfort Zone

Hi, I’m Lora and I’m Tricia and together we’ve decided to make some changes. Big changes. Life is full of opportunities, adventure, and well, down right fun. But how often do people say they are going to do something or follow a dream only to find themselves too afraid to take that step or worse finding excuses to put it off until tomorrow… possibly even next year. Trust us, we’ve been those people! But no more. Together we’re on a journey to step outside our comfort zone. We thought we’d start by telling you a little bit about ourselves and why this journey is important to us.

Tricia: So Lora why would you say it’s important for you to start stepping outside of your comfort zone at this point in your life?

Lora:  It’s a “now or never” thing for me.  After passing a milestone birthday this year, I am putting myself first more often and making time for things I want to do.  For me – my big ticket items are to run a marathon, compose my own music and write a novel.  What’s on your list, Tricia?

Tricia: Marathon is quite a big ticket item. I am in awe!  I could never do that. Okay, maybe ‘couldn’t’ isn’t the word. Maybe if I was being chased by a bear or something I would. For me, what brought this on was thinking about being old, sitting on a porch in a rocking chair and regretting all the things I didn’t do. I think I’d rather regret the things I did, then regret the things I didn’t. So for me:  my big ticket items are to go to the National Romance Writers Conference in NY (trust me, that is really stepping outside my comfort zone), and learning to kayak. Okay, so there are only two here, but that trip to NY is going to encompass a whole lot of other steps out of the box for me. The other one off the top of my head is parasailing or parachuting out of a plane. Really, really want to do that. Lora you should so do that with me. We could do a tandem jump! What do you say?skydiver

Lora:  Jump out of a perfectly good plane when it’s in the air?  What ever for?  Ah, no, no thanks. Not for me. That is so not happening!  Neither is parasailing or ziplining or hot air balloon rides either.  My feet stay firmly planted on the ground, where they belong. I’m not much of an outdoorsy type, but I might be willing to kayak…..  Out doors and falling from a plane?  Oh hell no!

But, I do wish I could hang with you at the RWA Conference next week.  I’m dying to hear all about it, so please be ready to give us a full report when you get back.  I’ll keep things going here while you’re away.  Before you leave, maybe you could share a bit about why this is such a big deal for you?  Good luck and have fun!


About Lora Bailey

Pianist, runner, author, yogi, wife and dog-mommy
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