Tuesday, October 27, 2015

leave your comfort zone behind


Today, I decided to try liquid eyeliner for the first time. As you can imagine, [or as you can literally see with your very own eyes] it really didn't go all that great. I have been considering giving it a go for awhile now, because I really like the wing on a lot of girls. I just kept avoiding it for some reason. It was definitely as difficult as I expected it to be, and I definitely look ridiculous. Maybe with some practice, it will end up looking a little more normal? The point is, I tried! I finally gave it a go, and I'm no worse off now, than I was yesterday. Even the husband's reaction was entertaining: *shaking head* "You look ridiculous. Did you leave the house like that??"

This post is not really about liquid liner. Stick with me.


It was brought to my attention today, that I have been... somewhat of a bitch lately. I will admit, there is a good chance that this might be an accurate description. I have been incredibly stressed and overwhelmed with some big life changes. Life changes that have come about because we have taken the first steps. We are now officially out of the comfort zone and trying new things. I mean really, I live in a damn Airstream. But what comes next? People rarely give advice on what the next step is, and that kind of bothers me. I'm out of my comfort zone, now what the fuck do I do?

Are you ready for that secret I mentioned last week?!


Not only did I try liquid eyeliner, and find out that I've been a real pain in the ass, but today, Aaron, my husband, also gave his two weeks notice at his secure full-time job. In exchange for a 6-month contract position. This position is only guaranteed for those 6-months, but that allows us that full amount of time to work remotely and travel the country [while looking for another remote position]. I am excited and terrified. I am so outside of my comfort zone that I might be going a little bit crazy. Or I might be acting a little bit like a bitch, depends on who you ask, I guess.

So what do you do, after you've abandoned all reason and you're waiting to see what happens next? You just go with it. Sit back, enjoy the ride, and see where life takes you. Because, really, what else are you going to do? You definitely don't want to be a bitch.

I challenge all of you to try something new this week/to do something outside of your comfort zone!

13 comments:

  1. I'm not very good with liquid eyeliner either, even though I follow SO many makeup tutorial accounts on Instagram. My friend normally does my makeup for me if we're going out and dramatic. I do know that a lot of people outline their shape and then fill it in, not sure how you did it.

    But that is so great about you and your husband having the freedom to work remotely, spend time together, and travel! I'm sure everything will work out fine, so just enjoy it :)

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  2. HOLY SHIT WOMAN! You are absolutely living the (scary!) dream! How exciting!

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  3. Congratulations on your husbands new job! I love the idea of being able to travel. Also for liquid eyeliner, have you tried the liquid eyeliner pens?? Much easier to use!

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  4. That's so awesome! Even if things don't work out in the long run, you've got an awesome experience under your belt! :)

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  5. Ahhhh how exciting! Best of luck to you and your husband! And the eyeliner looks great on you!

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  6. You know what, 10,000 points for you for actually going with and doing things out of your comfort zone! That first part is the hardest and a) you've already moved into an Airstream and b) tried liquid eyeliner so you're golden from here on out.

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  7. Love it- added to myBuffer schedule. I want to know more about you freelancing gig! Also--- you can link up with us and share your story at our 100 happy days link up tomorrow! (http://www.akreativewhim.com)

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  8. How crazy!! I think getting out of my comfort zone is one of the hardest things to do for me.

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  9. Wishing you all the best :3 ~ Sammy from Bargainbaglady.com XX

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  10. Even though it's scary, I think it's more exciting. Enjoy the ride, and don't worry until you have to. I know it's way easier said than done.

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  11. I applaud you for the courage! I would definitely do the same thing :) Also, the eyeliner looks great on you!

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  12. This is so important! I love that you recognize that you've been a little bit of a bitch lately and have been open about why! I can totally relate. It sucks coming to that realization, but it's the only way to fix it! :) Good luck with your husband's new job! And I don't think your liquid eyeliner attempt was so bad! ;)

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  13. I am not so great at getting out of my comfort zone

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