The thing about getting out of your comfort zone is that it requires you to be, well, UNCOMFORTABLE. Its fun and exciting to talk about adventure, stepping out, taking chances- feels like the whole world opens up to you and anything is possible. This usually happens after a big cup of coffee for me. But when you dive headfirst into your grand adventure, pushing yourself beyond your limits and stretching your own boundaries, it doesn't always feel like standing on the front of the titanic, arms spread wide. Sometimes it does, but sometimes it feels more like sinking. You may find yourself tired, nervous, awkward, hot, cold, unsure, scared, broke, homesick, exasperated.. but for some odd reason, these things seem to be the tokens that unlock some of the greatest riches of experience. The moments that would've never happened inside the boundaries of your soft and pillowy zone of comfort. Campfires, endless stars, connection, deep conversations, hair blowing in the wind, thrills, passionate kisses, new friendships, breathtaking views, late night giggles, greatness, hope, life. These things exist beyond the leap of faith of which we often find ourselves teetering on the edge. Sometimes its a big jump, buried deep in your heart, pulling on you to set it free. Sometimes its a daily disposition of openness that will reveal the true beauty of the life you already lead. In every case its a conscious decision to embrace every facet of life with a hunger for the true riches hidden within it all. Believe in the possibilities and embraces the stuggles as they unlock the joy available.