Words On Wednesdays, by Theenextjen is here! I am new to the Lady Art family and I’ll be here every Wednesday to feed you with inspiration! What better way to start off my first blog entry than this amazing quote! “GREAT THINGS NEVER CAME FROM COMFORT ZONES”.
You see these quotes in magazines or self help books or in waiting rooms in some obscure corporate office. These quotes have always connected with me. They might be random inspirational words cobbled together to motivate the unmotivated. However depending on where you are in life, these words could either sear themselves in your soul or just remain soulless words in a picture frame. This quote is a reminder to me about who we can become when we believe in ourselves enough to follow our dreams. If you asked me in my twenties if I saw myself finding happiness in the realm of hair and makeup I would’ve said, “no”. As a US Navy veteran I was taught that stability and structure were a way of life. After serving my term, I naturally accepted a job offer with the Aerospace Industry because I knew it would be safe and comfortable, and after 7 years of working the corporate life, I was bored and unhappy, and unfulfilled. Being financially stable was not enough for me. I lacked passion, contentment and love for this career. After 7 years I came to realize how tired I was with living without passion and fulfillment. How tired I was waking up everyday to the same old boring 9-5. I realized I wanted to have the courage to do things that would make me happy. My lifelong passion had always been hair and makeup, but I was raised to think there was no honor or pride in such occupations. But is there honor or pride in being unhappy everyday either? I see now that the single act that defined me, was in finding the courage to take hold of my own happiness. That living outside the comfort zones that confined me was the best thing I could do for myself. In recognizing the passionless life I had created for myself, all I needed was the courage to step through it and out of my comfort zone.
I am proud of all the experiences I have gained…. it has led to where I am today…. part of an amazing team of inspirational women.