Comfort Zone

Day 126, 76-50

Dr. Sunshine

5/8/20231 min read

Yowie, almost missed my post deadline today! But not without a good reason. Today was one of those great reminder days to challenge myself and/or try something new. For me, that was paintball. Sunshine, Jr. recently got fixated on the idea of trying it out, when one of his friends brought it up. He really wanted to go, but still a little young enough that he really wanted me to go too (boy, someday too soon I will miss that-cue Cat's in the Cradle). Anyway, dread is maybe a little strong of a word, but I certainly had plenty of reasons chambered for not particularly wanting to go: house work, yard work, work work, etc. The place we can actually go do this is not exactly close, so it's going to be a whole day shot. Then, there's the deeper stuff: fear. The paintballs are going to hurt, I'm going to make a fool of myself. That's the step out of the comfort zone. The time, the expense, that's all small stuff and lame excuses. You need to dig a little deeper and find the real reason you're holding back, and face it.

And here's why. If you don't, you're going to miss out on a great experience. I had a blast (no pun intended), and the paintballs didn't hurt that bad. And I didn't make a (huge) fool of myself. And my son and I had an unforgettable day together. And I sure won't be on my deathbed (a loooong time from now) wishing I mowed the lawn today.