|Who knew there was a menu!?|
It's no secret that I am a bit of a prude. I like to think of it as being 'Genetically Repressed'. I come from a long line of Prude's. We find it hard to swear, show warmth, express our emotions, and definitely don't want to talk about anything to do with sex. Some of my family members don't exhibit this genetic tendency as much as others, and some of us try to hide it, but it is definitely there in my family history.
This is one of the reasons why I found it so difficult to get a Brazilian, and why it was so out of character.
It is also the reason why it was so important that I did.
I got a Brazilian when I was 28. For some reason I thought it was really important to do before I was 30. As though my body would wither up like a dried grape the moment I turned 30. I am now 32, and haven't gone back for a second one.
However... I am so glad I did. Despite the excruciating pain, and humiliating embarrassment, it put me out of my comfort zone, which was important. And wonderful.
I find in life, I nearly always choose the predictable, conservative (easy), path. There is not necessarily anything wrong with this, but when I do something that puts me out of my comfort zone, I feel the most alive, and happiest.
I like to use my own photos on my blog posts, but for some reason couldn't find an apt photo for this post in my collection (I wonder why!), so went searching on the web. Who knew there was a whole menu of Brazilian choices? Wow, I almost feel tempted to challenge myself to try them all.
Do you find that forcing yourself out of your comfort zone is a good thing?
What is the thing you have done that has most outside your comfort zone? How did it make you feel?