COMFORT ZONE

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push outside of your comfort zone, get in front of the camera, pictures with mom, don't hide behind the camera push outside of your comfort zone, get in front of the camera, pictures with mom, don't hide behind the camera push outside of your comfort zone, get in front of the camera, pictures with mom, don't hide behind the camera push outside of your comfort zone, get in front of the camera, pictures with mom, don't hide behind the camera push outside of your comfort zone, get in front of the camera, pictures with mom, don't hide behind the camera I have never been a comfortable in front of the camera type girl. Actually I have never been a girl who likes any extra attention shining my way. Happy Birthday songs? Cue tomato face, funny faces and total and utter embarrassment. I am charmingly awkward (I like to think it’s pretty darn charming) when it comes to those extra attention public situations. Having kids and this here blog has pushed me so far outside of my comfort zone, in a good way. When my kids are with me, I’m like my usual self (still with a side of awkward, it’s cool we all are) in front of the camera – all natural and cool (cool is pushing it). When I’m alone and the camera is pointed at me, I feel sorta lost and then my charmingly awkwardness pops out and I’m all “what do I do with my hands?!”. For someone who actually isn’t the biggest fan of extra attention, having a blog is sorta a crazy thing (least it sometimes feels crazy) – I think back and wonder how I even got here, all the time. But now that I am here, it’s been one of the best exercises for pushing me out of that comfort zone – among many other amazing reasons (as humble as I always am about this space, I am so proud of all it’s brought my way and how it’s grown from a hobby-to a place I love coming to-to a job I love).

These pictures Chris took of us on the weekend – are some of my favorite photos to date. I really love that though my comfort zone is behind the camera (or hiding off behind a tree) I am forced in front, because of the blog (I don’t want to be that hidden voice, and sometimes intentionally not sharing certain aspects like my face is as bad as over sharing) and because of the kids. I am happy to have been pushed so far out of my comfort zone that I’m able to share thoughts and passions, with so many amazing people – and sometimes feel pretty comfortable doing it now. I am often very proud and happy my kids will be able to look back and not know how much I didn’t like attention, because they have so many pictures with me in it. Moral of the story: push past that comfort zone – it might be awkwardly holding you back!

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· October 1, 2013 · in Daily,Dear Diary,Real Life



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@jforjessicablog October 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Hey There! Found you through Hello Bee and I know what you mean! I hate attention, any type, I just want to be left alone, all eyes off of me. Starting a blog is definitely pushing me outside my comfort zone. I was actually more comfortable sharing it with strangers before opening it up to my friends and family. Is that weird? 🙂 I am enjoying some of the connections it’s opening up though!

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Heart and Habit October 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thanks for stopping by! Not weird, I’m the same – but it’s been really nice to push me out of that silly comfort zone I made for myself. Maybe it’ll be the same for you!

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kukolina October 2, 2013 at 2:25 am

I love your blog! I made a small list of favorite blogs that I want to check out as frequently as I can because they create good feelings inside me. Yours is one of them!

I like these pictures so much! I am glad you suggested this to Chris…
I see now that you are both great with taking pictures!

xoxo, Eszter

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kukolina October 2, 2013 at 2:25 am

I forgot to ask… would you like to join in with an outfit on Saturday? The theme is for both kids and adults… I would be happy to share the link to your post if you would like to join us…
This was last Saturday: http://kukolina.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/weekend-

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Angela October 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

Good to see your face! You look great!
I’m the same. As soon as I step in front of the camera I get weird. There are a million pictures of me with my eyes closed or with a funny face. I have been making an effort to have some more pictures of myself.

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@littleonelove October 2, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Beautiful! The one of H kissing your head? I’m dead. You look stunning. love seeing your face!

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Alana October 3, 2013 at 12:34 am

Always so beautiful! All of you!

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andrea October 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

you look so beautiful and content in these photos brandy. i love them.

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