Thursday, June 07, 2007

Brave New Adventures

So, it’s my turn to participate in the AbsoluteWrite Blogchain #9. Following a wonderful post from Andrea on the pushing outside your comfort zone, it got me thinking to when I really started pushing outside of my comfort zone.

I’ve always been a tad bit stubborn. Only a little, I promise. I know that I gave my mom a run for her money when I was little. It’s just how I am. And I’ve always been a bit of a thinker. Not many children read from an encyclopedia just because, or to gather information. I’ve be hoarding information since I could grasp it.

So what makes me push boundaries? I’ve always had a knack for that, too. Question after question until I wear someone out. But, I like to know the intricacies of things. Is what your currently doing the best option? Are there better ways out there? If you’ve tried X before, what made it fail? Can you improve what you’re doing?

I’ve always liked to try new things within reason. Which means maximizing safety and minimizing stupidity. No, I’m not going to hang on to the hood of your car while you drive around the parking lot. Yes, I will learn to use a gun, even if they scare me, because it can be useful and I can go hunting with you.

Common sense is a wonderful spice to add to life, and I don’t like to make decisions lightly. But some things don’t affect us all equally. So, I tried to make a list of things that push my comfort boundaries. A couple of things that stuck out:

I start a new job a week from Monday. I just starting feeling like I was really comfortable in my current position, and now I get start from scratch again with people I am not sure will like me.

I’ve been encouraged to post more of my writing at AW. I don’t often like to attract attention to myself, and right now I don’t have anything polished enough to let others lay eyes on. I can’t bring myself to do it because I see so much weakness in what I have. I probably should polish up something to post for crit.

With that enlightening post, I shall leave you to how you feel about your comfort, and what activities factor those changes. Next up in the blogchain is Niteowl at

AbsoluteWrite BlogChain #9

Virginia Lee: I Ain't Dead Yet!
hunt & peck
Life, Writing, and Other Things
Food History
A View From the Waterfront
Organized Chaos
The Road Less Traveled

Friday, June 01, 2007


I accepted the formal job offer, so I start June 18. My last day in my current role is June 13, so I did manage to arrange my four day weekend. Which is nice since I was so close to earning vacation in my current job. It worked out just the way I wanted it to.

Though, I will admit that I hate leaving where I’m at. I’ve gotten to know some fantastic people, and I was really hoping to get hired on here. However, I believe this new position will be good for me, and open up doors and provide experiences that match my education very well.

So it’s exciting, and I need to work on getting this new routine down. I’ll be getting home an hour later, and that means that we need to work out the kinks ahead of time so we won’t be eating at 8:00 PM.

I’m starting to think I need a slow cooker cookbook.

It’s been a long week, as the little one has not been sleeping well at night, which in turn, means we have not been sleeping well at night. It’s exhausting.