Comfort zones.  It’s a challenge to leave them.  I’m not a big long-distance driver.  I do clock a lot of kilometers each week travelling to dance and school and hockey and groceries and all the things families do.  But it’s usually local.  However, this past weekend I veered off in a different direction.

I drove my middle child to Toledo, Ohio for a two-day Irish dance competition.  Detours and GPS and unfamiliar roads and a new city.

And it worked out just fine!  Built my confidence and reminded me that we can do anything we set our minds to.

As former CEO of General Motors Edward Whitacre Jr. said, “Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you’d just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting.”

As a mom-of-three, my son and I enjoyed some one-on-one time and I realized that with a little preparation and a dash of bravery, you can do the things you thought you couldn’t do.

What is something that you’ve been hesitant to try?  What is holding you back?  What can you do this week that will push your boundaries and change the way you see yourself?  Remember what author Neale Donald Walsch said, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”