Is Your Comfort Zone Getting too Comfy?

So did anyone take on the adventure challenge of facing your fears/stepping out of your comfort zone this week? If you did, be sure to tell us about it by commenting on this post!

Tammy, who was SUCH an encouragement and inspiration to us while we were on the 2012 Blank Canvas Tour (And we even got to meet and interview her!), shared how she stepped out of her comfort zone this week on her blog. Her example shows that’s it’s possible to live with a mindset of adventure even in something as simple as taking notes at a conference!

Check out this excerpt from Tammy’s blog.

“Last weekend, I attended my third Quitter conference, hosted by Jon Acuff
…I went to the conference to help encourage other dreamers. I also went to gain inspiration and insight from people who are living their dreams…
…I was thinking about how I could use the great insights that I learned. I take notes, and typically go back and look at them, but I wanted to do something different. Last year, my friend Christine did something that I really liked. She took visual notes from the Killer Tribes conference. I loved looking at them. Since I have difficulty drawing a stick figure, I immediately told her, “Wow, I could never do that!”
…But, guess what? I decided that I needed to push myself completely out of my comfort zone and try it…
…This is a huge step for me to actually share these with anyone. I look at these and think about how someone else could do them better. That would be fear at its finest. However, maybe somebody will enjoy seeing them. I’m learning that in order to create, we sometimes have to be very uncomfortable when first showing our art to the world. That is my big step for today. Sharing these with you.”

Way to be awesome, Tammy! We love that you’re trying something new and thought that it turned out great!

Curious? Go check out the whole post to see Tammy’s creativity unleashed! Be sure to follow her on her blogtwitter, and facebook for a bunch more inspiration and encouragement!

^ Tammy at the Quitter Conference  ^

I know that we especially enjoyed Tammy’s notes because we love what the Quitter conference is all about and wish we could’ve been there ourselves. But , at least the BlankCanvas was able to to make an appearance there, thanks to Tammy. (Yep! She’s just pretty much awesome!) She suggested that our BlankCanvas cards be used at the conference and we ended up sending BlankCanvas posters to the conference.

Check it out!

We also thought it was really cool to see how people from the conference, like Dustin, used their BlankCanvas poster! Click the picture to check out Dustin’s great idea for using the blank canvas again and again – DIYers take note 🙂

Now, back to Adventure Challenge… Be on the lookout for the next Adventure Challenge coming on Monday! (yes, we’re switching up the days, so don’t be confused!) We can’t wait to hear how you’re living with a mindset of adventure!

About krista

Hey There! I'm Krista - a little crazy, mostly creative, and sorta adventurous. I love discovering new things and creating beautiful things! I want to live my life in a way that inspires, matters, encourages, and rocks!

3 Responses to “Is Your Comfort Zone Getting too Comfy?”

  1. Christine Niles
    Twitter: CRoyseNiles
    October 3, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    Isn’t Tammy the best? Inspiring and encouraging…. I seem to be living life outside of my comfort zone lately, as I’m transitioning from the corporate world to a full time writer/editor. Recently i’ve learned that typically it’s the thing that I fear the most that’s worth pushing past.

    It’s been said that fear fears community, and Tammy is a huge anchor point for mine! Thanks for sharing her success!

    • ticotina
      Twitter: ticoandtina
      October 3, 2012 at 9:38 am #

      That’s so exciting, Christine! We’ll definitely have to check out your site. We love that even though all of our journeys look different, there are commonalities that we all share – in this case, Tammy’s encouragement is one of those 🙂

  2. Shaun Hoobler August 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    If only it’s that easy to get out of comfort zones. *sigh* But I’m trying.
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