These past few self-love posts have had the theme of living outside of my comfort zone, purposely. And I have been doing just that & it’s scary, exciting & it fills me with such energy & passion for life.
These past few days I have been doing things that I normally don’t do, or at least that I haven’t done in awhile. I would usually let fear drive my thoughts & inevitably my actions. The scariest thing is the anticipation, the thoughts before taking the first step into action, before making that first leap into the unknown.
I’ve also been working on adding more balance into my life recently, meaning less work & more play. Visiting my best friends who moved down to Petaluma recently. Going into the city, by myself & with others. Going out downtown in my own hometown more. Calling, writing & emailing my friends more who live around the states & world, catching up with them. And taking time for myself, whatever that means — whether that mean alone time, social time, writing fiction time, going for a hike time, whatever.
So, as the title says, “Deciding To Live With Purpose” — I’m deciding to do what I need to do to live a passionate, happy & fulfilled life. I’m deciding to take action on doing the things I want & need to do in life to live a more balanced life. I’m going to take action on & work hard so that my dreams & goals will materialize. I’m deciding to live outside of my comfort zone. When a situation presents itself that will be fun, but that voice in the back of my head starts listing reasons why I can’t do it, I’m going to tell that voice to shut up and seize the opportunity. When confronted with fear, I’m going to look it in the face & ask myself, “What’s the worst that can happen if I do X, Y or Z?” About 99% of the time it won’t be that scary & I’ll realize that I can & will take action & will do the things that I want to do, but am hesitant to do. I am deciding to live outside of my comfort zone & to live a passionate life.
I’m deciding to live my life with purpose.
Emelina Minero writes for Curve Magazine and EDGE Media Network. She’s working on launching her own progressive LGBTQ publication. She’s a Connection Connoisseur, Networking Maven and Self-Love Enthusiast. She founded Community Bucket List and co-founded the Love Warrior Community. Find her on Twitter, @CommKr8veWriter.
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