Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Erin Bramble

I will be the first to admit that I’m not great at stepping out of my comfort zone. I tend to order the same meal at the same restaurant, go to the same stores, and enjoy following routine. Maybe this habit is genetic (thanks mom), but it is something I have become increasingly aware of over the past year. While I don’t know that anyone is great at this daunting task, I have recently tried to force myself to do more outside of my comfort zone.

April 20, 2019 was one of the biggest steps I took in this mission. About 8 months prior, one of my good friends had texted me about running the Drake Relays Half Marathon with her. I have been an athlete my whole life, but never a runner. So, when my friend texted me this, my immediate response was “no.” After some thinking, and a lot of persuasion from her, I signed up to run my first half marathon. Here are a few things I learned from taking this big step outside my comfort zone:

While a half marathon was that big step out of my comfort zone, it might not be for you. I challenge you to find something new to put you outside of your comfort zone and hopefully you can learn some of the new things that I did.

Erin Bramble | Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer