Today, I am joining Lisa Jo Baker and the friends at Five Minute Friday. We write for five minutes. No editing. No overcomplicating it. Then, we share our work. You can learn more about it here, and you can see the link up here.
Something’s happened to me.
I no longer crave comfort.
In fact, I would say I am doing everything I can to move as far away from comfort as I can get. Wow. Did I really just say that? As crazy as it sounds, it is true. I have been feeling the shift for a while. It’s been mounting, and it’s getting to the point where I can’t ignore it any longer.
I used to want what society tells me I should want. The husband, the successful job, the house, the new car, the 2.5 kids, a big 401K, and any material thing that I want. That would make me comfortable, right? THAT is what comfort is about. A safe, secure, appearing to be put- together life.
But guess what? I don’t want it anymore. Yes, of course, I want my husband and the two kids. But the material stuff? Climbing the corporate ladder? Slaving my life away to buy more things instead of enjoying time and making a difference? No way. Not anymore.
I choose adventure.
I choose risk.
I choose an intentional life.
I choose to be uncomfortable.