I'm a a little behind on this but last weeks challenge on Inspire Me Thursday was to express your comfort zone. This year I'm concentrating on artistic endeavors so that is what I'm focusing on for this challenge. I have many comfort zones like staying in a job for a long time because I enjoy the people I work with and it's safe. The hard part comes when you don't know when its time to step out of that comfortable place and move on to stretch yourself more. Right now I am still able to stretch myself technically so I think it's good to stay. I will be stepping out of my comfort zone at work to take on a big challenge to examine some of our processes and to develop an automated process complete with approvals and workflow using software. It's a little scary but something I'm looking forward to.
So back to the artistic side, currently I create cards and gift albums with paper, embellishments and stamps. Well, and scrapbooking too. Oh, and photography. Above are some examples of cards that I've made for loved ones. You can check out my web album if you want to see more of them. This weeks challenge is about leaving your comfort zone so more about that later.
I have to add a thought about comfort zones. They serve a purpose for a while so we can gain a measure of self confidence but leaving those comfort zones is how we grow and improve ourselves. It is a scary thing to do but also exciting. It is also fun to watch friends and family step out of their comfort zones and try new things. Sometimes they don't work out but you learn valuable lessons and move on to the next endeavor.