Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, March 13, 2017

TRIP TO LOS ANGELES

Question Of The Week, March 13, 2017

When and how did you last push the boundaries of your comfort zone?
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Last Tuesday - when I decided I would do my own taxes. It took three hours, but I did it. (My beloved accountant retired. She suggested that I could do it myself online if I took my time.) 


A few months ago when I went out to dinner with girls I used to work with, and going again this coming weekend. Getting used to that, so it isn't really out of my comfort zone anymore. There was the time I agreed to be on a radio talk show with three other women I didn't know, that was a bit scary, but then I did it again and felt more comfortable. So I suppose I can't really count that anymore either. 


I don't need to push myself beyond my 'comfort zone'. there's always someone to hand to do it for me.


Last week when I talked to my financial advisor and I actually listened to what she was saying rather than slipping off to la la land.

last week, when I stopped giving in to fear and anxiety. Are you coming to LA?

Any time I have to travel by air it is out of my comfort zone. My trip two years ago to Los Angeles to visit my goddaughter was a major event. Then we drove to San Diego to visit Ron's memorial at Ft.Rosecrans Military Cemetery.

Saturday I pushed myself to figure out how to use that Fandango card that I'd been given 5 Christmases ago and went to a new kind of movie theater for this area. You must buy tickets online and then reserve a seat. Waiters come to your seat to serve you cokes and popcorn, or whatever you order... I have drunken the kool-aide. I won't be going back to any other theater from now on.


Getting up this morning, first day of PDTime

When I climbed a ladder this morning to brush snow off my satellite dish on the roof. I am terrified of heights.

When I went on vacation last summer, it was my first driving vacation (or vacation of any kind) since 2008. So it was definitely out my comfort zone, with the budgeting, planning, driving, making sure we found places to stay during the July 4th weekend (and beyond) and places to visit, etc. etc.


 

24 comments:

  1. Last Tuesday - when I decided I would do my own taxes. It took three hours, but I did it. (My beloved accountant retired. She suggested that I could do it myself online if I took my time.)

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    1. Before Ron and I married I prepared my own taxes. I keep thinking I will try it again but same accountant for 16 years and she will speak for me if there is ever an audit. I like that peace of mind.

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  2. A few months ago when I went out to dinner with girls I used to work with, and going again this coming weekend. Getting used to that, so it isn't really out of my comfort zone anymore. There was the time I agreed to be on a radio talk show with three other women I didn't know, that was a bit scary, but then I did it again and felt more comfortable. So I suppose I can't really count that anymore either.

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    1. Was it terrifying to talk on radio? Were you able to listen later? Did you think your voice sounded like you?

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  3. I don't need to push myself beyond my 'comfort zone'. there's always someone to hand to do it for me.

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    1. I have a lot of cheerleaders but no one to actually help me get past my comfort zone.

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  4. Last week when I talked to my financial advisor and I actually listened to what she was saying rather than slipping off to la la land.

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    1. I always listen but never understand. LOL

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  5. last week, when I stopped giving in to fear and anxiety. Are you coming to LA?

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    1. No, I went but not planning to go again any time soon.

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  6. Any time I have to travel by air it is out of my comfort zone. My trip two years ago to Los Angeles to visit my goddaughter was a major event. Then we drove to San Diego to visit Ron's memorial at Ft.Rosecrans Military Cemetery.

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  7. Saturday I pushed myself to figure out how to use that Fandango card that I'd been given 5 Christmases ago and went to a new kind of movie theater for this area. You must buy tickets online and then reserve a seat. Waiters come to your seat to serve you cokes and popcorn, or whatever you order... I have drunken the kool-aide. I won't be going back to any other theater from now on.

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    1. I want to go to one of those theaters. My son goes to one in Tulsa all the time and makes me want to go. One of these days...

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  8. Getting up this morning, first day of PDTime

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    1. I am having an awful time adjusting to the spring forward.

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  9. When I climbed a ladder this morning to brush snow off my satellite dish on the roof. I am terrified of heights.

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    1. Wow, I can't believe you did that. I called satellite once because my reception was bad and they suggested I climb up there and brush the snow off the dish. Yea right. LOL I waited for the thaw.

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  10. When I went on vacation last summer, it was my first driving vacation (or vacation of any kind) since 2008. So it was definitely out my comfort zone, with the budgeting, planning, driving, making sure we found places to stay during the July 4th weekend (and beyond) and places to visit, etc. etc.

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    1. It's the "etc., etc.," that really affects the comfort zone isn't it. LOL

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  11. I hate plane rides and even going to the airport. Last time I picked up my family, I managed to piss off a cop without even trying. Seriously, she looked like she wanted to kill me for waiting for my family. I told my family that they should use uber in the future because that went too far past my comfort zone.

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  12. Every trip I do to the hospital with my mother. I'm terrified of hospitals, and doctors, but I've had to force myself out of my comfort zone to make sure she gets the medical treatment she needs. I also believe it's been good for me too.

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  13. A couple of Sundays ago when I went to an afternoon tea party that I really didn't want to attend...but couldn't get out of!!

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  14. Probably renting a fancy new car to go to a far away funeral a couple years back. I could not relax until I brought it back with out a scratch! I didn't get the optional insurance!

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  15. I try not to do that too much nowadays but taking people on rail tours is one thing I do that does push me a tad too far. Going to give it up!

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