LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE… AND STAY OUT. BY NICOLAE SADOVNIC
Raised in a suburb after emigrating from a poor country in eastern Europe I grew up in a systematic ‘comfort zone’. Suburbs are blankets of safety and instill the desire for job-placement, security, stability, and marketability above dreaming. It took a little soul searching to realize that I can venture into the abstract, I can take risks, and I can dream.
I saw myself attempting to quell my childish, scatterbrained antics. I was adjusting to the corporate world I’ve been unknowingly guided towards. But here’s why corporate America and I probably won’t get along: I hate ties (a lot). Our values don’t align (at all).
I didn’t know what I wanted to be until I knew what I didn’t want to be. And if I’m being honest, I don’t actually know what I want to be; I know how I want to be. I want to be childish. I want to be open-minded. I want to be curious. I want to be honest (with myself). I want to be creative. I want to be experimental. I want to be dynamic. I want to be energized. I want to be challenging. I want to be expressive. I want to be uncomfortable (and okay with it). I want to be possessed. Possessed by my vision and dreams that drive me beyond a schedule or any crowd-generated idea of myself.
I reached this state of mind by deconstructing my sense of objectivity. With this, I shape my own truths, my own world.