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….

My Plan…..

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….


Wendy Van de Poll is an international best-selling author and a pioneering leader in the field of pet loss grief support, animal communication, and mediumship. What makes Wendy successful with her clients is that she can translate the messages of all animals to their peeps! “Over the years I’ve helped many families communicate and connect with their pets. It’s what I’ve done since I was just 5 yrs old!” She is compassionate and supportive to all who know her.Her larger than life love for animals has led her to devote her life to the mission of increasing the quality of life between animals and people no matter what stage they are in their cycle of life! She has been called the animal whisperer.

She is a Certified End of Life and Pet Grief Support Coach, Certified Pet Funeral Celebrant, Animal Medium and Communicator. She is the founder of The Center for Pet Loss Grief and an international best selling and award-winning author and speaker.

She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Wolf Ecology and Behavior and has run with wild wolves in Minnesota, coyotes in Massachusetts and foxes in her backyard. She lives in the woods with her husband, two crazy birds, her rescue dog Addie and all kinds of wildlife.