I think it was last week that my friend Allan tweeted "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" and I swear, that quote couldn't have come at a more opportune time. It's not only applicable to my friends who have just recently graduated or to those who'll be starting their new jobs, but also to me, a perpetual dweller of the comfort zone.
When I find something I like or something that works for me, I stick to it. Like in fashion, I seldom experiment with clothes (but I started to this year as it is one of my fashion resolutions). This outfit I wore to the FIDA grad show was just that: an experiment. As usual, I waited until the last minute to pick out an outfit. I chose to wear this Dorothy Perkins dress I got 2 years ago because I'd only worn it once! Such a shame cause the dress was expensive; I didn't even get to maximize it. Good thing it worked! (Well I hope it did!)
Anyway, speaking of taking chances, it was only this year that I realized that it's really good to try things that you're not used to. Looking at it through another view, it's also doing after things you never thought you could ever have the chance to. Grab the opportunity, so to say. Getting out of your comfort zone can also mean acceptance though.
Awhile ago, I finally started packing up my stuff. In a few days time, my family and I will be moving to a new house and it honestly scares me. Although I don't love the house we live in (what with the flood), it's become home to me for the past 9 years. I spent the whole of high school and 5 years of college here. We've always talked about moving to a better place but I never thought it would come this soon. Until now, honestly, it's quite unclear to me why we are moving (I mean, despite the inconvenience of living in a neighborhood that's in danger of getting flooded every time it rains)--but perhaps it's because I've become too comfortable here. Everything's so convenient (we've built our own daily rituals as a family haha) and I'm in between both the north and south sides of Davao. Everything is literally an 82-peso cab ride away.
Today when I packed up my stuff, I realized that it was a sign of acceptance and moving on. Every 7 or so years, it's been said people undergo a major life change, whether in relationships, family, career or what. (So if you've been friends or lovers with someone for more than 7 years, there's a huge chance that that relationship would continue on) So if we've lived in our current house for 9 years, then this change is definitely much overdue! My mother said the flood got rid of the things we don't need, and right now, the move is also helping us by allowing us to leave behind our excess baggage. (BTW, as I was packing today I realized that it's so fun to buy new stuff but gaaaad, when it comes to getting rid of them, it can be a nightmare!)