Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Your Comfort Zone

6 Mar

“When you stay in your comfort zone and don’t venture out, you don’t get anywhere or experience anything new.” ( or something to that effect.)
~ JoAnn Armenta
Yes, JoAnn, I quoted you today. JoAnn is my sister, a couple years older and wiser, and full of words of wisdom. I often tell her, “You’re full of it!” Just kidding.

This evening, I was telling her that I had been invited to join a small neighborhood book club, and I wasn’t sure if I should should join. I know all the ladies and I adore them, but, my problem is, I’m not much of a reader. Hmmm…? You are probably wondering how I ever hope to be a world famous novelist and author if I don’t like to read. Good question. Here’s the answer…I won’t!

When Jo mentioned that she regrets staying in her comfort zone and not venturing out, I immediately thought, first of all, that’s a great quote and I’m going to steal it, then I realized that I do the same thing.

After I hung up the phone, I replied to the email that invited me to join the book club with a resounding, “Yes, I’d be honored.” Now, I have to go find the book, “Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walter. My library has it on disks, but 11 disks! I’m one of those people that can’t listen to audio books because I can’t sit still, so twelve hours of someone talking at me ain’t gonna work.

So, if you’ve read the book already, let me know if you liked it. (Also, if I could borrow it. Ha, ha!) And, if you didn’t like it, just keep that to yourself. I’m easily desuaded. Thanks!



5 Responses to “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Your Comfort Zone”

  1. Quan March 6, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    Lovely quote! You must have a witty sister…

  2. toniandrukaitis March 6, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    She is very wise and witty. Thank you.

  3. vjstracener March 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    The cover looks interesting so hopefully the book will be good. I would love to be in a book club. Perhaps I should start one.

    • toniandrukaitis March 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

      Good idea. If you start your own book club, you can make up the rules, like…if you don’t read the book, come any way and have a glass of wine and get the review from your friends. I like that.

  4. agriffith1 March 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    I think this idea has become innately important in a world where achieving your dreams is synonymous with happiness and economic security. A similar theme is establishing a vision board of most important goals and posting it in a visible area such as the refrigerator. We involve ourselves in little things to much and put the big things on the back burner until our lives are little as is our happiness. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” (desperation is synonymous here with resignation) To take a risk is to live!

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