Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone as An Author…
Can be a challenge that I might not want to face. Yet, it can also be the path towards incredible inner peace, love, and self-appreciation. Stepping out of my comfort zone as an author keeps me incredibly honest to my heart.
I don’t know about you but I find myself very comfortable typing away every day on my keyboard. I love the rhythm, the sense of creativity and sacredness of translating words from where ever they come. The warmth of writing generates my soul.
Now here is the thing…
I could be very happy just writing in my little world watching the wildlife in my backwoods or giggling when Addie has a case of the zoomies.
An easy, and comfortable place to be….Right? Yet, I always have a little voice telling me how I should be stepping out of my comfort zone as an author.
So I listen.
I find that stepping out of my comfort zone as an author depends on my goals. I go back and forth with mine. Sometimes I just have that romantic notion that I want to write and if someone discovers me that is great! You may know what I am talking about…those quiet inner goals that don’t include universal sharing.
Yet, truly that is not my personality… I set high goals and keep myself to them. They are self-inflicted yet sacred all the same. So are you like that too? Do you want to write quietly but on the other hand want your books in everyone’s hearts?
My sense is that like most authors – we want to get our books out there – spread our hearts and wisdom….but are not always comfortable doing so….
I decided that every Thursday (I drive a lot on Thursday) to take a chance by stepping out of my comfort zone and introduce myself/my books/my work to a new influencer and opportunity. Tell someone new about me. Not via the internet but face to face or a phone call.
Is this uncomfortable for me…hell yes? Will it get easier?…probably! Will it build confidence as an author?…I believe so!
So who is going to join me? Whether published or not! Being an author challenges us to go beyond what is normal for everyday living. It gives us the sacred space to love our hearts and play in souls to become the universe….