People have told me a number of times how brave I am. How courageous. They tell me that when they find out I moved to a whole new country where I knew no one at the age of 21. They’ve told me that when I ended a relationship in my twenties and started dating again. They’ve told me that when I moved away from Sydney once again to a place I didn’t know anyone. They’ve told me that when I ended a relationship in my thirties – an age when everyone is either married or having babies.
Initially, I never thought of any of this stuff as being brave.
But over time, I’ve realised, it has all taken a lot of courage. And none of it has been comfortable to begin with.
They have all been tough decisions. With some, such as moving to Australia, I was excited but also extremely nervous. With others, especially ending relationships, I was terrified. Diving into new experiences and making new friends was just as terrifying but a lot of the experiences have either been worth it or taught me valuable lessons. The queasy stomach, the increased heart beat, the tight chest have all been uncomfortable to endure while meeting new people, going out on dates, starting new jobs or moving to new places but it has been worth it.
Being uncomfortable is a part of life. And if you’re not uncomfortable sometimes, you are not growing.
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The prompt for this week is “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort [but] you cannot have both” – Brene Brown
Our prompt for next week, 27th October 2017 is: Put your iPod on shuffle/turn on the radio to your favourite station – write a post using the song as your prompt. This is also the prompt for the Write Tribe Problogger Challenge
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