Abandoning The Comfort Zone

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

At the start of 2018 I promised myself I'd push myself out my comfort zone more. 2016 and 2017 were really difficult for me and made me completely go into my shell and stick to the things that made me feel safe and comfortable. I've always been someone who loves their home comforts and rarely goes "out there" to try new things/experiences. This year I knew I had to though. At the beginning of the year I wrote a list of goals I wanted to achieve, no matter how big or small, and how I'd accomplish them. Goals that would involve me facing some of my more severe anxieties and feared situations so I could conquer them. Now we're half way through the year (how tf has that happened so fast) I feel like I've ticked so many things off my list and have done so much. Easily been one of the best, most fun and exciting years ever so far and can't wait to see what happens in the next half of 2018.

If you hadn't seen my 50,000 instagrams and blogpost already, I went to amsterdam in april. I still can't believe it happened to be fair because travelling has always been something appealing in my mind but terrifying in real life. I'm so happy I went because I made so many amazing memories and experienced so much in those 4 days away. The flight there was my first so that was another BIG tick off my bucket list as well and I did it with virtually no anxiety or panic attack. It still doesn't feel real that I went. It's such an amazing place and I felt so so happy and comfortable there. I can't wait to go back.

Another thing I thought I wouldn't do but absolutely loved. The BBC host the biggest weekend festival around the UK every year and this year it was in Swansea so I couldn't not go. I went on the sunday with the best group of girls and enjoyed every minute. I'm not the best in crowds but it didn't faze me, just goes to show how far I've come. If anything, I enjoyed the crowds because the atmosphere was insane. I saw the love of my life, Jason Derulo and screamed until I lost my voice. We also saw T-Swift, Florence+The Machine (easily the best performance ever) Jax Jones (omg what a mad atmosphere) and my childhood idol Demi Lovato. I found glitter in my hair for days afterwards even after washing it loads. Just the best day ever and the sun was shining and it was boiling. AHHHH I wanna go relive it.

So after the big weekend I felt like all of my inhibitions had left me and like if I could handle those crowds and busyness, I could do anything. I know, cringe asf but you know those moods when you suddenly feel so bloody brave and on top of the world? Well, that (and a banging headache from the day before) made me throw caution to the wind and cut 7 inches of my hair off. Oops. But not really an oops. I've given the hair to the Little Princess Trust for cancer so it was for a good cause. I'd been thinking of doing it for ages but finally thought fuck it, just do it. I tell you what, it's true what they say, cutting your hair is fucking empowering. So good to just do things unplanned and spontaneous sometimes. So glad I did it.

Another huge thing that happened recently was going to see Queen B and the one and only HOV. The ultimate power couple came to Cardiff for the on the run 2 tour. It was such a last minute arrangement but we managed to get tickets and just thought yeah why not go for it. I never thought I'd be a concert or festival person because I've been avoiding them for years but I just want to go to them all now. Our seat were right at the top of the stadium which was a hurdle itself because if you know me, you know I'm terrified of heights. But I got through the initial panic and loved every second of the show. I've never seen anything like it in my life. Beyonce really does deserve the title QUEEN. Her stage presence, voice, dancing and outfits were just perfection. And Jay Z really surpsied me too. I knew he was a legend but I didn't expect him to be so good live. He did all of my faves and he killed it.

So, that's what I've been up to recently. No biggie. What have you done recently to push yourself out of your comfort zone?



  1. Such a lovely post! Looks like you've been enjoying yourself, and your hair looks great short. I need to get out and be more adventurous.

    Avril Marie | Lifestyle Blogger

  2. Amazing how you've done and achieved so much and we're only half way through the year! Go you!!xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

  3. It looks and sounds like you've had a great start to 2018. It's so cool that you donated your hair, and well done on getting out of that comfort zone! I hope the second half of the year is filled with just as many great things x

    Rachel | rachelemmablog.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thank you! Hope the rest of the year is fab for you too xx

  4. Girl you've been smashing it! What amazing memories you've created too in the process. Wishing it continues for you throughout the rest of the year xx
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thanks so much, lovely of you to say that xx

  5. Aww I'm honestly so happy for you! Stepping out of your comfort zone and facing your anxiety takes so much inner strength, I am so proud of you for not only being able to achieve so many amazing things, but also having an amazing time in the process. I loved this post! It made me feel so inspired xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

    1. Thanks so much Lauren, it’s been a crazy few months! You’re amazing xx


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