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Saturday, April 1, 2017

#BehindtheBlogger - Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

So, a few weeks ago, I saw this on Facebook...


As you can see, Kristy Bromberg asked this question on a Facebook Book Group I’m in.

I’ve done a LOT of things ‘out of my comfort zone.’ Having CP, you HAVE to. Otherwise, if you don’t, You’ll never do anything. You’ll live a very boring life.

There were two times I stepped ‘out of my comfort zone,’ both times in high school. I debated about which time to write about, The time I sang karaoke with a friend in front of the whole school or the ‘Spirit Week’ game. And while singing a duet was nerve-wracking, it really wasn’t ‘out of my comfort zone’ since I was already involved in Choir and I sang all the time at home. So, Public singing wasn’t really ‘out of my comfort zone.’

The time I will write about… This is going back 20+ years… I REALLY want to say it was Maroon and White Week 1996, and most of my friends from Montrose High will remember this.

So, we were having this ‘Pep Rally’ type assembly for 'Maroon and White Week' and no one had signed up for our version of 'The Dating Game.' So, they started taking players from the audience. Feeling bold, I raised my hand and was chosen to go up on the stage. Even though I have a REALLY bad Speech impediment, my challenge was to read the phone book 'seductively.'

Of all things, right?

To this day, I don't know how, But the 'bachelor' (whose name I will keep a secret on the blog here, but my MHS friends should remember who it was) kept me and I ended up winning the game. And No, we didn't actually go out on a date… He had a girlfriend who I really liked and I wouldn’t have done that to her. Seriously, she was SUCH a sweet girl.

In an ODD twist, I was LESS nervous starting a Youtube channel for my blog than playing the game!

Have I done things out of my comfort zone since then? Yeah, but the 'Maroon and White Week' game stick out quite prominently in my mind!

1 comment:

  1. What a great memory and such a great result for stepping out of your comfort zone. It pays to do that every once in awhile and I am properly motivated to do so once again soon!

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