Life is not about comfort, it’s not a quietly flowing river.
Once in a while I try to do something that I really want to try, even though I might feel insecure at the beginning.
One step further – stepping out of my comfort zone
I am leaving my comfort zone to try something new that equally frightens and excites me. This blog is going to be in English from now on. Yes, that is right. Me, the German student is leaving German behind. That sounds worse than it actually is. In reality my everyday life is much more defined by English than by German at the moment, even though I live in Austria. My boyfriend and I mostly communicate in English and I guess that is how English grew on me more and more. It came with a hunger for the big, wide world and for places where my mother tongue will not be of much use to me. Therefore I decided to take the step and just jump right into it.
Language changes your perspective
I guess I will grab some English classics next weekend to improve my feeling for this beautiful language. I have always thought that English has such a light feeling to it, it makes everything sound elegant and fluid. Whereas German is a language full of images and philosophy and for that reason I will keep writing short stories in German.
Why I am taking this step
- Because I can reach more of you and that is one thing that really matters to me. I want to connect and share interesting thoughts with as many of you as possible.
- The world is big and English makes me feel like I am out there. Even though I am just sitting in my room, staring at the house across the street.
- Because I don’t want to get too comfortable. Being too comfortable is not only the reason why relationships lose their fire, it’s also why life might sometimes feel a bit boring. So, challenge yourself!
- It’s time to learn. I know my English is not perfect. Writing in English should be a good way of improving those language skills. Don’t worry about perfection. Just start and watch yourself getting better every day.
Ahoi world of English! As my Czech Friend Kateřina would put it.
You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone. (Roy T. Bennett)