Friday, September 20, 2013

Comfort

I've seen many bloggers writing about today's Blogtember prompt, "React to the term: Comfort." I haven't done any of the prompts, but I felt like I couldn't pass this one up. Maybe because my mood isn't the best and I really had a reaction to this term.

I read through many different posts of people talking about all these wonderful things that make them feel comfortable. When I think about the term comfort, I feel many different emotions. Blame it on this time in my life. The absolute first thing I can remember is two different times during my past relationship where people brought up me being comfortable.

The first time was in April. Things were really bad in my relationship, I had gone on a party bus to opening day on a Friday and woke up Saturday to drive 3 hours to stay with my best friend. That Saturday night after we went to the bar, played too many rounds of beer pong and whatever else my best friend decided she needed to go to bed because she had work early in the morning. I went over to her neighbor's apartment and hung out. I had a really long conversation with her neighbor about everything going on. He kept telling me that I needed to step out of my comfort zone and start doing what's right for me. At first I didn't understand. If something's right for me how could it be out of my comfort zone?

The second time was shortly after. I posted something on Facebook, maybe it was a quote or lyrics. This guy I dated years ago sent me a message and said, "It's clear you're having a hard time. Just remember, don't cling to comfort." I was annoyed. I asked him what he meant and he said, "It will make sense one day when you stop hanging on to something that's comfortable to you."

There have been a lot of ups and downs in my life lately. Comfort is whatever you make it. It can be someone, a place, an activity or whatever else makes you feel okay. In my life I'm currently working on finding comfort in myself no matter what struggles I'm dealing with. I'm finding that stepping outside of things that I normally find comfort in has helped me grow so much as a person. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I have a lot to share with you guys next week!

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