Friday, June 10, 2016

Pushing My Limits

Most of the time I stay comfortably inside of my comfort zone, easily within my limits.  It is safe, it is comfortable, it is familiar.  It is boring.

I learn most about myself when I stretch my limits.  When I commit to doing something I am not sure I can do.  Over a year ago, I committed to flying solo to Frankfurt Germany and taking a train from there to Stuttgart to meet Jay.  When I made the plans, I was not sure I could do it.  I was not moving well, not sure what was wrong, but I knew something was not right.  It is one of the few times I bought trip cancellation insurance when I booked the trip.  Then I went through last May, June and July.  The doctors asked me what my goal was, and I kept saying in August I am flying to Germany for two weeks vacation - my goal is to be able to do that.  There were times when I doubted I would make it, or how comfortably I would make it, but I pushed on.  Stretching my limits, leaving my comfort zone.  Even in the best of times, flying to a country where I don't speak a word of the language, finding my way to the hotel is a stretch - I did it in Athens a few years ago.  I did it last summer.

The picture above is in the train station in Frankfurt, waiting for my train to Stuttgart.  I made it, I was so happy - I may have shed a tear.

This was not the first time I have stretched my limits, it won't be the last.



    this video fits in nicely here; safe for work.

    have a great weekend!

  2. You are beaming in that photo and you have a right to be. Congrats.

  3. Emerson says we should always do the thing we are afraid of doing.

  4. Congratulations! You sure look content in that photo. Love the photo bomber!

  5. That's my brave little toaster!