It had happened to me. Yes, me. The one who is the motivator, the influencer, the artist. I'm the one my friends would historically call for a kick in the ass and it had happened to me. I was comfortable being comfortable. Two years of lots of teaching, very little auditioning, the steady income, the brunches, the stability, it all began to feel so comfortable. I found myself sitting on the couch this August as the offers began to roll in. And I prayed and said God "What would you have me to do". He said "get out of your comfort zone". I picked up the phone and walked away from two teaching gigs and another project. It was finally time to trade comfort for a test of confidence. It was time to get out of my comfort zone.
In the same breathe I picked up the phone, called a photographer, called up some folks whod been waiting to create and got busy with the challenge of doing something new. Anyone can master a routine. I can teach a class in my sleep. Thats how much ive been teaching these past few years. But, I wasnt taking leaps anymore. It wasnt exciting anymore. I wasnt moved or challenged anymore.
We were not created to simply live comfortably. Each day, each week, each month, each year we should be challenging ourselves to get better. However we choose to define that. I have not arrived. As a matter of fact, im just getting started. The moment I decided to move my ass an overwhelming rush of opportunity and ideas began to flood my world. It was literally that fast. That simple. I just made the choice to take a LEAP. And ive been leaping ever since. It aint over til its good. Lets go.