While it is always a good thing to be comfortable with your life and where you live, it is possible to be too comfortable. You know this is the case when nothing about where you live excites you anymore, everything kind of just is.  Sure there are usually some places you haven’t gone to or touristy things you’ve failed to do in your city, but having no desire to do them at all is when it’s bad. Other people think where you live must be so fun and exciting, yet you kind of just shrug and say it’s alright. You tend to just go to the same few places that you’ve grown to like; you have a routine and you stick to it.  You my friend, are a little too comfortable.  But don’t worry, I am too.

This may sound similar to the Post-Grad Working World Slump, but it’s almost worse.  Because you kind of know that you are in a slump or see the warning signs.  But being too comfortable can be disguised as just being tired after a long week of work, or always thinking a movie night sounds fun, or just wanting to have a potluck with friends instead of going out and spending money.  Trust me, I am all for saving money, I mean, I am the queen of cheapness and consider Costco and Target my second homes; but people should not want to stay in ALL THE TIME.  Not unless you are totally bored with where you live.

This might be a sign that it is time to move on.  Sure there are many things that you enjoy about where you live and people you will miss, but you can’t just sit around and let your life pass you by in a comfortable blur.  Many times, your best memories and greatest times come out of situations you might not be completely comfortable in.  You have to push yourself!  While I don’t promote always feeling uncomfortable and awkward, I also don’t promote being bored and going through the motions.  The sad thing is that I have been doing this for at least the last 6 months, and I don’t want to do it anymore.

Which is why I have made the decision to make some changes and challenge myself.  I don’t want to look back on my twenties and think about what I should have done, I want to look back and be proud that I took risks and pushed my comfort zones. This is why I have some changes in the works and wouldn’t you like to know what they are…well, you just might have to anxiously await that answer until my next post… 😉


Rachel Woolslayer graduated in June 2012 from UC San Diego with a degree in Communications and a minor in Business. After spending a year working as the Marketing Assistant for a trivia company in San Diego, she decided it would be a great idea to quit her job and move to Austin, Texas with her best friend from college. While she will always be a California girl, she has enjoyed embracing the Texas lifestyle, y'all...well, minus the ridiculous heat, and the bugs. Aside from that, she has a wanderlust that won’t quit and is constantly planning her next adventure. In her free time, she enjoys pretending to be friends with her favorite celebrities, getting too emotionally involved in her TV shows, and knowing way too much pop culture. Feel free to see if she has remembered to tweet recently at @Rauncheezy.

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