Bravery

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I would not consider myself to be a very brave person.

I don’t even really know where to start with it.

I am very content with just sticking well within my comfort zone and then living there.

Although as I say that I also kind of have to acknowledge that there are parts and aspects of my life that have required bravery and for the most part I did the things that could be considered kind of brave with almost no second guessing.

For example, I moved hundreds of miles away from the life that I had lived for 18 years and went and lived in a city where I knew no one for the three years that I went to uni. It never even really occurred to me to not leave London. There is a part of me that knows that I a Londoner to my core and I am most likely never gonna not live here and so uni felt like the perfect time to move away. It was always going to be for a limited period of time and it was kind of just what I needed. It taught me a lot about myself. Mainly that I am stronger than I ever imagined I would be.

Another example is the fact that I joined a gym. I mean I am no longer at the gym that I went to because I hated it and I found something better that I enjoy and am always motivated to do, but I joined. Which may not seem like a big thing to some people, but I had joined a gym before and a grand total of once. This time I actually stuck to it. I tried to ignore the fact that I had no idea what I was dong amongst people who looked like they really had their shit together and I tried. And found that I could actually call exercise an outlet for my stress and anxiety. It’s now something that I pretty much cannot compromise on in my day to day to life. And I am way more open to trying new things when it comes to exercise then I ever thought I would be.

I am very reluctant to put myself out there because I find it exhausting for the most part, but I have noticed over the past 3 or so years that I am getting better at doing it. At trying things that before I would have said no to. At trying to be better at saying yes, which is kinda hard because I’ve been so good at being a ‘no’ person for so many years now.

But nothing great tends to happen when you exist in your comfort zone and there alone and I need to use that as a motivator for other things in my life that I kind of want to see change in. I need to be brave about it.

And for the first time I feel like I am actually in a place where I can be that and it isn’t such a terrifying idea….

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Sophie

Sophie, twenty-something, avid reader, writer, really good at watching whole seasons of TV shows in one weekend and using 10 words where 5 will do, overzealous user of the ellipsis and parentheses, starts too many sentences with ‘and’ and ‘so’, living in a continual state of Wanderlust.

2 thoughts on “Bravery

  1. “But nothing great tends to happen when you exist in your comfort zone”…Taking risk is what makes life worthwhile. Risk promotes growth. Keep growing, girlie!💕

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