Saturday, December 5, 2009

Steppin' Out of Comfort Zones

As much as I hate to admit it, I am pretty conservative. I WANT to express myself more. I want to be the hip chic. Alas, I'm typically the shy girl often misunderstood as being  standoffish or snobby. I'm really anything but. I have a hard time with self-confidence. Don't you dare compliment me. I won't believe you.

I'm much better in small groups or one-on-one with close friends. Then, I can be more myself. Whatever that really is. After reading a recent post from a fellow blogger, I got inspired. She, and her sister, are going for their Group Kick certifications. They're taking steps toward new goals, even if they aren't 100% certain. You really can't ever be 100% certain about anything though right? So, I think it's time to step out of my comfort zones (yes, plural). Silly things, but here is a list of things that I want to try (or wear). I'm sure it will grow when I really think on it. Some can happen today, some I've tried, some I promise to try:
  • Hats. Yes, I want to wear a hat. Sounds silly, but I see people wearing them and they look really cute. I always want to wear hats. I also think I look stupid in them. I let myself buy a hat yesterday and today I wore the hat. Yes, I thought people were staring at me, but my sister's first comment was, "Cute hat." All's good.
  • Skinny Jeans. When I was dancing (ballet) seriously, my legs were so much bigger. Skinny jeans were not an option. Now that they have trimmed down, I can wear those sexy skinny jeans with my knee-high suede boots! It took me a while to actually wear them out of the house, but I do now. I am still a little self-conscious, but I'm working on that part.
  • Scarves. My sister convinced me to get a scarf, not the type for cold weather purposes of course. Totally decorative. I thought that meant she had been wearing one. Nope. It was a ploy. If I could pull it off, then she'd try. Well, I now have 4. Love them. Super cute way to accessorize!
  • Certification for Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor. Ok, this one won't happen today or tomorrow. It's definitely on my REALLY WANT TO list though. I just need to come up with the funds and just do it. Plain and simple.
As I promised myself, I wore the hat all day today. I also wore some skinny jeans and my sex-kitten boots (though hubby didn't capture full outfit). I thought the scarf might be overkill.


What do you do to step out of your comfort zones?