EMBRACE DISCOMFORT BY MARENA DAY
Jumping into the unknown isn’t easy. Comfort is something that is hard to let go of. It’s where we all feel safe and stress-free. But when does it get to the point of being too comfortable?
If you were to ask me a year ago what one of my biggest weaknesses was – I would say that I wasn’t creative enough. I would have told you that creativity was art, invention and being able to think on the spot… something I just didn’t see in myself. I was left brained, creative minds are right brained. Creativity was something that couldn’t be taught or practiced – either you have it or you don’t.
I used to shy away from creativity and situations where there was even the slightest possibility of feeling uncomfortable. No.. I would straight up run and hide from it. You could even say that discomfort was my biggest fear, but what good does that do me? Creativity to me, is embracing discomfort and ambiguity and not holding anything back. I want to find comfort in the uncomfortable. I want to embrace risk. I’m 22 years young, it’s time to be bold and start running not away, but towards the uncomfortable.