Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~Brian Tracy
Yesterday I spent the day doing something outside of my comfort zone. I attended an all-day fly fishing school along the banks of the Caney Fork River. Now don’t get me wrong, I adore doing anything in nature. But a fisher(wo)man I am not. And fly fishing? Well, that takes a lot of skill that I certainly do not possess.
But I wanted to learn this elusive art form that I’ve seen my husband master in the last several years. I guess my motivation stems from a desire to be able to enjoy a deeper connection to the mountain streams and wildlife that I spend so much time around. I have no intention of catching fish to consume, but rather I long to use catch and release in an attempt to experience this world I cannot reach by foot. After all, the hubby stops to fly fish on most of our hikes and kayaking trips, so I thought it would be great to share this with him.
So, I awoke bright and early on Saturday morning to learn how to cast and all the other skills that go along with that. I attended a class where I knew absolutely next to nothing. Turns out I’m not too shabby at this whole fly fishing thing. I had a blast and can’t wait to try out my new skills. I may even be able to teach my expert fly fishing hubby a thing or two….someday.
Have you done anything lately that has put you out of your comfort zone? Do you try to push yourself out of your comfort zone on a regular basis? Do tell!