Friday, February 26, 2016

Getting Uncomfortable

I have recently started reading "Beautiful Uncertainty" by Mandy Hale, I have read her other 2 books and let me just say this fabulous lady just does NOT disappoint. And book 3 is no different. Even if you aren't single I HIGHLY recommend all 3 of her books, they are great advice on life in general. Thanks to my good blogging turned real life friend Amy for surprising me with the book!

In her newest book Mandy (like how we are on first name basis in my world :p) talks about a message that God laid on her heart to "get uncomfortable". As I was reading this chapter of the book I had this feeling like God led me to this book for this particular chapter. Now I am not finished with the book so I'm sure this will not be the first chapter I feel this way about.

I am notorious for staying in my messy  apartment, on my couch, cuddled with my Burke, binge watching something on Netflix, and most times a bottle or 2 of wine is included in this. I like "my world", I like being comfortable in what I know, and most times this leads me to be a spectator in my life.

Last Friday one of my co-workers turned 30, he invited me for drinks with his wife and some friends, I wanted to go but then again I didn't want to go. And suddenly I remembered getting uncomfortable, so I went, I had a great time with lots of laughs and met new people.

A few weeks ago I was talking to my therapist about how I don't like going to church alone. Let me follow that up by saying I do most everything alone, I've gone to the movies alone, out to eat alone, shopping alone so doing things alone isn't that big of a deal to me. However, for some reason that I can't figure out sitting in a huge church by myself on a pew bothers me. I am clearly not alone, but you get my point. She told me how she went to church for years by herself and prayed that her husband would start coming and sure enough last Sunday he was sitting beside her. So Sunday morning, I went alone and I sat on a pew with another young woman who was alone and I went to Sunday School alone.

To say that I was uncomfortable is an understatement. I was in a small room with about 10 other people that I had never met, alone. I am so glad I went, glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something I was DREADING doing! I have noticed that I'm saying "yes" to more things and even though I may not WANT to do them right away I end up having a great time.

I challenge you to "get uncomfortable", to try something new or experience something that you never thought you would do. Even if you are scared it's way more fun to be the leading role in your life than the supporting actress sitting on the couch!!


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  1. I rarely ever go anywhere alone, I get so nervous!

  2. I feel like you're talking right to me. I too stay in my comfort zone and don't like to leave it. Any time I agree to do something out of my normal, or with people outside of my normal, I always go through a mental battle of wanting to go but also not wanting to go. I'm going to remember this post and that chapter the next time I'm invited to do something. It's time I get uncomfortable!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! It made me so happy to give it to you.