Wisdom on Wednesday: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

This can mean a lot of different things, to different people.  All  humans have fears, anxieties, things that make us uncomfortable or nervous.  It is when we let those things control our lives that it becomes unhealthy.  For me large crowds, loud noises, and Claustrophobia are things I avoid.  In 2016 we went to a Huey Lewis and the News Concert, in Georgia.  It was good, so many old songs that I love.  There was a lot of people, for such a small place.  But, I got through it.  It helped that we had seats, and didn’t have to stand in a crowd.  Last November went to go see Ed Sheeran, in Tampa.  A much, much larger crowd, and we were at the very top of the stadium.  While I loved all the music, and it was a beautiful night, being up that high, and on a steep incline inhibited me from truly enjoying the experience.  I told my husband I would not be doing that, again.  But, I survived.  This past weekend, Garth Brooks, came to Gainesville.  My husband got us tickets for Christmas.  I was excited, but nervous.  He showed me where our seats would be, and they were great seats, so that helped a lot.  The day of the show, the weather was amazing!  Nice and cool,  large and damaging thunderstorms had come through the day before, knocking out power and taking down trees.  But, not on Saturday.  We got there early, I always recommend this.  You might end up spending more money than you want, but it helps with crowd anxiety.  There was no place to eat, well there was if you wanted to wait 2 hours.  So, we hung out and had a few drinks.  There were 90,000 plus people at this concert, and it was loud!  But, it was one of the best things I have done in a long time.  There were a lot of drunk people to contend with, a few fell on my lap, but I think there were only 4 arrests, and for that many people that is great.  I did it, and I would do it again, for the right concert.  Garth Brooks is amazing, and put on an amazing show.  If you ever get the chance to see him live, I highly recommend it.  It was super cool to see the full moon rising over the stage live.  I stepped outside my comfort zone, and so can you.  Don’t let small things steal your happiness.  Take baby steps, and work through it.  You can do it!

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