The idea of starting a blog came to me years ago, but something kept me back. I kept saying to myself that the world really doesn’t need another person’s opinion on something indifferent and most definitely not another ridiculous look-at-me-and-my-perfectly-staged-life-blog. So I archived it… However, it kept popping back up… Which I suppose was because I should do something about it – and so I am.
Challenging my comfort zone changes me
After saying ‘yes to the blog’ it made me begin to think about a concept. What do I want to say with this new ‘Hello World’-space I am going to build up? It quickly became clear to me that I want to create something of value to others. A space of construction – not deconstruction. A space that unifies.
I began reflecting on that one thing in my life that seems to continuously change, provoke and develop me; getting out of my comfort zone. However, don’t be fooled – I am anything but a daredevil! On the contrary… However, in my experience I have to challenge this if I want to live my life to the fullest.
So to me the theme of this blog was obvious: Sharing authenticity and inspiring people to challenge their comfort zones – or at least just reflect on them.
It is about you; not me
Most bloggers write about themselves and their allegedly perfect lives, because they want affirmation. They want likes, hearts and re-tweets and they leave their readers with that feeling of ’Oh, how I wish it was me…’. Many of these so called ’lifestyle bloggers’ clearly chase a need to be publically validated. They have this insatiable urge for cementing their own position in the world by pouring hundreds and thousands of useless selfies into space and when they have reached enough followers they commercialise their personal brand. They start to exploit this successfully staged life so yearned for by their fans by selling themselves to the highest bidder.
Not here… My purpose with this blog is simple: To hopefully make a positive impact on your life and make you feel inspired, enlightened, understood or even provoked.
Ever so humbly I hope this blog will inspire you to become the best possible version of yourself by being a platform where cool people share honest and authentic thoughts and experiences.
So, welcome to Beyond Our Comfort Zones.
All the best,