Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Not Comfortable With Being Comfortable

This is embarrassing to admit, but I've considered myself to be quiet a wuss - at least recently. Why, you ask? Because in my 20 years of existence, the most "daring" thing I've ever done (and still quite proud of, for some reason) was confronting a guy in my class about him telling lies about me. I've always been afraid of face-to-face confrontation for as long as I can remember, so what I did back then took a lot of courage.

Anyway it turned out those "lies" were just the guy's misunderstandings. End of story - it's all good now.

But that great tale of Ira's epic confrontation happened waaaay back when I was still in high school - so that was almost three years ago. Since then I can't remember any other forms of bravery or getting-out-of-your-comfort-zone scenes that I've done that are noteworthy. I'm too scared to jump from a (not-so-tall and completely safe) waterfall, to pet stray cats (what even?), and even sometimes I'm to afraid to speak my mind in class. Wuss, wuss, wuss. And unfortunately I've grown quite comfortable with the way I live, until one day - I swear to you, I experienced some sort of identity crisis. Most of the thoughts that came through my mind were all basically like, "What am I doing with my life?" That led me wanting to do some soul searching, which in turn led me here, blogging again.

For the next six weeks I will be experiencing a once in a lifetime trip to Marrakesh. Once there I'm hoping to experience Ramadan and Eid the good ol' Moroccan ways, see sights (maybe even the set of Game of Thrones), learn the Moroccan culture, taste the food, and obviously take loads and loads of postcard-worthy photographs, like these ones. Personally this is a big step out of my comfort zone, as this will be the first time I'm travelling to another country without my family, so yay for me!

I just finished packing (and repacking) my suitcase, but by the time this post gets published I'll already be on my way to The Red City. Weird how after months of planning and stressing out about this trip I actually can't believe that I'll finally be going in under 24 hours. Well, wish me luck! And stay tuned for updates about my trip!

xo and smiles,


1 comment:

  1. I think you are great, beautiful, and talented cool woman.


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