Leaving my comfort zone is harder than I thought

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‘Do one thing that scares you everyday’

‘Step out of your comfort zone’

‘A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there’

Ever heard any of these phrases? Because I have. These kinda phrases are the things that I read, see and scroll past everyday. These are the kind of phrases that I try to live by and make part of my self-mantra. But- these are also the things that I’m really struggling with at the moment, as I’m finally really inside a comfort zone that I’m finding hard to pop the bubble on.

The dilemma that I’m currently having is regarding work and my career.

I ended up in social media kinda on a whim and also because I lived and breathed Twitter at one point in my life. I started working as a ‘Content Producer’ at a company that wasn’t too far from home and over the last two-years, I’ve evolved into an ever-changing industry that I love.  It’s fast-paced, it’s interesting, it’s creative- but I’ve hit a roadblock with whether I should move on or not from the company that gave me my first taste of what I loved to do.

On the one hand- I work close to where I live, I have a short commute, I earn VERY good money considering my job level, I have great friends there and I get to do lots of interesting things…

On the other, I want to work in Central London. I know that I’ve got enough experience to get a job in a bigger and more flashy agency now- I’m a bit bored of doing the same things again and there’s so much corporate work that I haven’t got to do anything totally wild, out-there or creative in a very long time. There have been a couple of agencies that I’ve spotted where I could be hanging out with Gigi Hadid ffs.

But here comes the comfort zone dilemma.

I’m in a cushy job, without a commute and with a good pay-packet. I would be literally throwing all of my cards in the air if I was to move and I would have to start all over again in a new place, with new faces and an entirely new challenge.

”But Rach” – I hear you cry! ”You’re always preaching about taking risks and being brave and changing what you don’t like”

But that’s just it. I don’t hate what I’m doing. I could happily spend another year or so doing the same thing and leave this dilemma for another day- but I don’t think that’s the right thing to do.

Rach

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