Be Uncomfortable

“I don’t know what it is, I’m just feeling uninspired today. I want to get things done but I don’t know what.” I groaned to my sister from the comfort of my bed. All day today I knew I wanted to accomplish something and yet instead I laid around not knowing what to do. It didn’t help that it was the kind of gloomy weather that inspires a heavy feeling of laziness in me.

“You know what you gotta do then, you have to go outside and do something.” she replied, pointing her drumsticks at me in her matter-of-fact way.

“Like schedule that hair appointment that I keep putting off?”

“Yeah, like that. Do that.”

So I did. I put on my cutest turtleneck, a pair of jeans, and some toms, and left the house to schedule an appointment. I always put hair appointments off- I hate having people I don’t know touching my hair. And lately I’ve been considering a drastic change, which also makes me somewhat uncomfortable.

I parked my car a distance away from the salon and walked the rest of the way. By the time I got there and actually scheduled an appointment, which took all but two minutes, I figured I might as well see what else I can do with myself.

So I walked the town, braving the cold and wind, and got some great pictures for my ‘Homage to Allegan’ project while I was at it. I stopped by the riverfront and the recently added stage where an old piano beyond repair resides.



I paid a visit to the gazebo where it’s populated with people, music, and life during the hot summer months.


I visited one of many local antique stores, The Little Shop of Hoarders, where they played songs over the radio like Piano Man and Crocodile Rock. Gotta say, props to them for such a creative store name.


Following that I filmed something for another project that I’m working on, I wrote up my lesson plan for the one-on-one computer lesson that I’m giving this week, and I began a new art project. None of which I would have accomplished had I not gotten up and left the warm comfort of my home despite my initial reluctance.

Moral of the story: When you let yourself get too comfortable, making moves towards the things that you want to accomplish becomes arduous. Let yourself be uncomfortable every now and again. You might surprise yourself with what you do.

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