Archive | August 21, 2013

Comfort Zone

I wrote an article on Christian Nymphos about this exact topic eons ago, so to find another author writing on the same subject was quite refreshing.  My article was on a personal experience I had of coming out of my comfort zone.  It was a really big step for me at the time, so it was a really big deal for me.

In the blog, The Forgiven Wife, I read this article on comfort zone.  I will admit out of all my spice sisters from CN, I was probably the one that was least likely to try something wild out of my comfort zone.  I am a major introvert.  It is VERY hard for me to step out and do something new, to my husband’s chagrin.  We have this favorite hotel near us that we only go to for special occasions for an overnight without the kids.   The first time we ever stayed there, the room we stayed in had a balcony.  As we sat outside in the evening air, he wanted to make love on the balcony.  That set off a HUGE alarm that said, “NO NO NO NO NO!”   Petrified me.   We couldn’t be seen by anyone… we were high enough off the ground and there were no other balconies that could view ours, but I just couldn’t.  He was probably really disappointed … very disappointed.   Fast forward a few summers ago.  We were staying in North Myrtle Beach.   Once again we had a balcony at the condo we rented…. this time was different.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and it was a much nicer experience.

How far can you stretch your comfort zone?  How often are you willing to go outside your zone to please your husband?

We have an opportunity to go back to that special hotel this weekend when our daughter is at a sleepover.    If the opportunity is there again, this time I plan on making up for disappointing him so many years ago.