Stepping out…what does this mean? Stepping out the door to take in a breath of fresh air…Stepping out onto a new path-weather it be career, school, big life events…Stepping out of your comfort zone…Stepping out of your normal routine…Stepping out to help someone out…So what does stepping out mean to you?
For me, stepping out means stepping out of my comfort zone. Admitting that some times, you just can’t go at it alone any more. You need a little extra help, help that can only come from those who are walking the footsteps you are or have walked those similar steps before. I am surrounded by a lot of people every day. But having people who really understand you and will walk with you, instead of people who will only walk with you can go a long way. I am finding, that being on this new path, I need to have both in my life.
I have no problems opening up to others around me through my blogs or in occassion back and forth on a social media sight. That’s me, a behind the scenes kind of person. The struggle comes into play when the thought of putting myself out there with a group of people I don’t know face to face. Now, that is a whole different story.
However, it is a step deep down I knew I needed to take. The timing due to my work schedule just didn’t work well and it wasn’t a match. When I decided to take a step back, give up my classroom, and become a building sub, then the pieces seemed to fall into place better. Now, I had the time. But that meant, that now I had to take that step. With each step, it will get easier and I will get stronger. One day, the step will not seem like such a big step. It will merely be a bridge to the next place on my path.
What are you stepping out on?