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The Year I Step Out of my Comfort Zone

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Ok. Here’s the deal. I call myself an introverted extrovert. When you get to know me?  You CANNOT shut me up. When I don’t know you? You’ll be lucky to actually hear me speak. I absolutely hate this lol. This is the year I am hoping to step out of my comfort zone.

Step out of my comfort zone

So, I am making 2017 the year I step out of my comfort zone.  I will do anything from striking up a conversation with someone I don’t know, to going to a local event in my “new” hometown by myself. Quotes around new because I’ve been here since March and rarely leave my apartment.  I need to change this. My friends and family are only one state away, but, as I drive almost an hour each way to work, I don’t want to come back down to see them on the weekends!  So, yes, I need to start finding things to do up here in my small town at least once or twice a month.

So, with that said, I’ll be posting at the end of each month what I did that month to step out of my comfort zone. And if for some reason I did nothing? I’ll be honest and tell you that too :).

I’d love some suggestions, though!  What would your suggestions be to step out of my comfort zone?


  1. candy

    I use to be the someway and hated going to parties or anytime of gathering where there would be people I didn’t know. Finally stepped out of my comfort zone.

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy

    This is wonderful and I hope you have TONS of success doing it. I know its not easy, but you’ve got this.

  3. Heather

    I love this goal! I am also an introvert-extrovert so I can totally relate?

  4. Paula Schuck

    Stepping out of your comfort zone is easy. Just do things you don’t normally do, even though you know you should. That’s been my strategy!

  5. Heidi Dee

    Good luck! I’m kind of the same way and just have to completely throw myself into it! It’s always awkward the first few go rounds, but gets easier as you go!

  6. Mimi Green

    This is a great idea, I can’t wait to read about your experiences. This year I’m also pushing myself outside of my comfort zone.

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    It’s always great to push oneself to step outside one’s comfort zone. Thanks for sharing your goals for the new year.

  8. Dawn McAlexander

    I guess it’s the only way we grow as people. We have to step out of our comfort zones and communicate with others. Good luck with your resolution!

  9. Amanda

    I’m the same way, an introverted extrovert! I want to join a community running club this year – socialize AND have a reason to exercise more! I dare you to try it. 😉

    1. Jacqui (Post author)

      Amanda! I can’t resist a dare, but I can’t run to save my life! LOL. I did join a local meetup group and they do hiking and other events. I’ll join in with them!

  10. Polarbelle

    You sound like me. I am a nervous nelly about interacting but once I decide to open my mouth, the Life Of The Party comes out. I kinda psych myself up…I don’t know if that will help you, but take a deep breath and then just dive in.
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  11. ricci

    I love that Eleanor Roosevelt quote! It is important to step outside of your comfort zone, that is where growth happens!!

  12. michele d

    Ekk, stepping out of your comfort zone is something that I also need to work on. Good luck, I know you can do it.

  13. Katie

    Try a new cuisine. If you haven’t tried, for example, Thai food, or Vietnamese food, or Ethiopian food, track down a restaurant (or food truck) and give it a go!

  14. Stephanie Pass

    Good luck! The older I get the more I hate stepping out of my comfort zone. I’d rather die than go to a party and talk to strangers. It’s just too much stress.

  15. Bonnie @wemake7

    This is great. What a great thing to work on this year. I need to learn how to step out of my comfort zone as well. Can’t wait to see your next post.

  16. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    my suggestion would be to dont think about it like nike just do it. thats what i have to do sometimes and i find that it works.

    1. Jacqui (Post author)

      LOL. That’s actually a great idea. Don’t think. Just dive in. Otherwise you get too psyched up and chicken out.


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