Out of the Comfort Zone…

Book of Face: Ch. 11, Verses 37-42

“Out of the Comfort Zone”

I knew that in coming to Asia I would be forced to step outside my comfort zone. I expected it, but I didn’t expect this…

I know that by stepping out of our comfort zones we are able to grow, and this journey was first and foremost about growth. So I prepared myself to get out of that comfort zone.
Many things have put me out of my comfort zone, the language, the smells, the heat, the traffic, the different ways of life, the different culture…
I expected these, but I didn’t expect this…

There I was, standing in the intense midday heat, sweating profusely. The heat was partially to blame, but it was more than that, it was what I was expected to do…
I was frozen in fear, this can’t be real, I can’t really be expected to do this, anything but this.
But I knew as I stood there looking at 20 Cambodian teenagers, waiting for me, that this was really happening, I was expected to perform…
And so I did as I was told. I couldn’t let them down. They were looking to me to lead them. I cleared my throat, and I began…

I began my a Capella rendition of Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’.

Yeah the Titanic song.
I sang as best I could, far better than I thought myself capable of, and they sang with me.
And after I felt pretty good. So we sang again, and again, and we sang teen-girl pop songs too.
It was actually pretty fun.

So perhaps I’ve found my calling, teaching English songs to children at a Cambodian orphanage. Not a bad place to be, if you ask me.

It’s amazing the things you can discover, when you step…

“Out of the Comfort Zone”.

and may you never fear the limits of your comfort zone, there’s all kinds of excitement waiting just outside.

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