Day 19 of Gratitude: Change

So I think I have a fear of a stagnant life...one where there is no change, no growth. A life where everything is the same...and nothing challenges me and I get...shudder...bored. I can't think of a scarier word actually.

This year, I have quit a career, started writing a non-fiction book and a mystery, and moved. All of these things were out of my comfort zone. I taught poetry to tiny humans. I started swimming. I decorated a pumpkin. Again...all outside of my comfort zone. And I have loved every single bit of change I have brought into my life. I didn't do them without fear. I did them in spite of my fear...because change is beautiful.

I don't want to just go through the motions in my life. I don't want to settle. I don't want things to just be fine...I want to live my life out loud. I want to feel. I want to live. I want to date. I want to fall in love again. I want to be free. Comfort zones are deceptively cozy...and before you know it, you are in a cage...trapped.

I won't be caged. I won't be trapped. I won't have the same life replaying over and over again.