Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lessons Learned: June 2015


June is one of those wacky months for me. A sort of weird transition from Spring to Summer. There's Father's Day, my husband's birthday, school getting out - all within a few days of each other. I don't know if I remembered to breathe, but I suppose you get through it like you always do. 

One of the biggest lessons I learned last month, though, was this: 

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone - lessons learned

I'm a creature of habit. A "play it safe" kind of gal. I over-think things. I study and research from all angles. I painstakingly read the reviews. I ask all of my friends for their opinions. I just like to have all the facts, ya know? 

But there are times when you just have to get out there and do it. No amount of reading or listening or studying can prepare you for anything. You have to just DO IT. 

So, at the end of June, I ran in my first 5K race (with obstacles). It was definitely not something I would ever picture myself doing. I'm not a runner. As much as I would love to be, I just am not. But I absolutely loved it. The sense of accomplishment that I experienced at the end just made it all worth it. All of the nerves and uncertainty just disappeared for me when I finished the race. 

That's me in the pink tutu :) 

I'll be running another 5K in September. This time I'll know what to expect. I'll know how much to push myself and how much to hold back. And I'll feel proud of myself for getting out there and doing something completely outside of my comfort zone. 

What did you learn last month? What have you done that pushed you outside of your comfort zone? 


P.S. Don't forget that the Write or Die link up is still going strong. Plenty of time to join us. Come share how this photo inspires you: 





17 comments:

  1. Great post! I am a Gemini and June is always a crazy month! This June there were 2 full moons, so it was a weird month! I am thinking about breaking out and doing a 5K as well, a new goal for me! I broke out of my comfort this month and posted about a topic that was deep and out of my comfort zone to share such a person feeling! It felt good tho! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week! ~Amanda Marie~

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  2. Good for you! I am definitely not a runner, so this seems especially hard to me. I love your pink Tutu, by the way. It's so great to push yourself, and I need to remember to do it more often. Thank for the reminder.

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  3. Good for you for getting outta that comfort zone!! I've always wanted to do one of those obstacle course 5k's and maybe now I will :) great post!

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  4. That's awesome, congratulations! I'm not a runner either and have though those 5ks with obstacles look fun! That's something else I need to work on- getting out of my comfort zone! Great job, you should feel really proud!

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  5. Great post!! Congrats on your marathon, that certainly is a great accomplishment!!


    I have completed several blogging goals this month, and I really love the feeling of reaching or meeting a goal, so I can definitely identify with you on this one.


    Thanks for sharing xoxo


    Samantha @ www.pearlsandpolkadots.net

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  6. Wow, Mia! That's awesome you ran a 5K! And in such style. =D Getting out of your comfort zone is so tough...trying to remember the last time I attempted that. You know what, for me? It looked as simple as going to a new group at my church and meeting new people. :)

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  7. CourtneyLynne StormsJuly 5, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    OMG fabulous job on the 5k! That's something I should really give a try one of those days!

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  8. Thank you, Shann! I need to remember to do it more as well. I always end up surprising myself. :)

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  9. Yes, it's a lot of fun! :) Thanks for reading, Emily!

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  10. Good luck on reaching your blogging goals, Samantha! :)

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  11. Oh yes, meeting new people is something that definitely pushes me out of my comfort zone, I can relate. :) Thanks for stopping by, Meghan! Drop me a line sometime, I'd love to chat with you about FB. Hugs!

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  12. Congrats on the 5K! That's awesome! And I love your outfit for the run. :)

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  13. I agree! And good for you running in a (really fun-looking) 5K! Sometime after college, I decided I needed to say yes to more things, vs. my typical knee-jerk 'no.' And it's so good! Even for little things. If you don't stretch yourself, it's hard to grow much. :)

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  14. Ohhh - yes - breakt out of your comfort zone!!! Love that!!

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  15. Thank you so much! :) It was a blast. I'm doing another 5K in September, wish me luck!

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  16. Yesss, excellent advice, Brooke. I think we could all benefit from a little "stretching". :)

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