Comfort. Zone(Take the leap)
I don't believe in new resolutions so I didn't feel the need to do one.
I thought long and hard before I decided to write this post.
Throughout the last three years, I have grown comfortable with the same situation of my life route.
I have come to be in a comfort zone of the same thing over and over.
Afraid to move out of it because I'm afraid to be successful in this writing thing.
Let me explain I have had no true training in this thing called writing, I have been writing and creating short stories and plays pretty much since junior high school.
It was something that came naturally to me and I would do it basically because it was an outlet.
Fast forward I entered a playwright contest in 1997 and I was rejected therefore I quit writing.
Years went by because I was once again in my comfort zone and wanted to read anything from a high school dropout with a culinary certification.
I got a GED and no other form of higher education.
So In 2003, I sent a play to Oprah Winfrey at the time was looking for new talent.
Three weeks later a reject letter came in the mail.
Once again it took me three years to write again got caught up in that comfort zone and rejection.
Then I got a tip from a friend that Tyler Perry was also looking for new talent and again got a rejection.
At this point, my self-esteem in my ability as a storyteller and writer is at an all-time low.
My aunt and my grandmothers were my three biggest supporters, so I kept writing.
So I said all that to make a very important point take the leap and do what feels right to you.
Writing brings me joy and peace and through my blog, I have gotten so many positive comments and emails from people who can relate to everything I talk about and write.
I am tired of my comfort zone and 2024 is my year to take the leap and do what I know how to do best, tell my truth, and reach as many people as I can doing it.
Comfort zone no more just leap toward freedom, truth and happiness.