I would go to the shops to find a new pair, but they never looked as good as my old faithfuls, and I was sure they wouldn't be as comfy. After all, it had taken years to wear these ones in, did I really want to go through all that again?
Tonight I was out shopping and saw a shelf of boots in a shop I don't usually frequent. I had a half-hearted look, but dismissed them all. The person I was shopping with, pulled some down and insisted I try a pair on. None of them looked like the ones I was wearing...I wasn't sure whether it was a good idea to even consider these ones, they were so radically different.
My friend insisted I try a pair on....and Oh My Goodness, all I can say is that it was just like stepping into a cloud!
I hadn't noticed how, over the years, my trusty boots had lost any kind of support and comfort.
And thats how it is with our comfort zones. We get so used to being in them, we sometimes don't see how awkward, uncomfortable or un-stimulating they are. We just go about our days, believing we are in the best 'zone', the one that best suits us or our needs, and we sometimes refuse to look around for anything better...but oh, when we do....we find out we can be just as, if not more comfortable on the outside of that zone we have hidden away in for so long.
..as for my new boots...they have pride of place by the door, ready for the morning...looking forward to my feet being in their new comfort zone.... ( I thanked my old boots for the amazing job they had done to get me thus far, telling them it was time I moved on without them...)
As I drove home, I thought about all the times I could have moved into a different kind of comfort, but I didn't because I wanted to stick with what was familiar...so I'm sharing this with you, so you can ponder about your own comfort zones and whether it's time you 'stepped out' as well. xx