Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Let's Get Gutsy together.

Somewhere around the beginning of 2012, I stumbled upon this pin on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with the quote.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 

I promptly tweeted the quote, made it the wallpaper of my phone and added it it to my “Be Inspired” Pinterest board. This simple, nine-word quote became my personal mantra.

Because, really, in order to reach your goals, whether personal or professional, you have to get a little messy and uncomfortable.

Say Hello to the New

Once upon a time (cough*five years ago*cough), I started blogging and haven’t turned back since. From a personal blog detailing my college years to a book review and writing blog, this space has evolved, just as I have.

What better time than now to combine all of my passions (public relations, freelance writing, running, fitness, entrepreneurship, travel, addicting reality TV shows…the list goes on) in one blog, under the same umbrella: taking risks and not looking back.

Click around and let me know what you think. Learn more about me, check out some of my freelance writing and public relations work and see if working together might be a good fit. Most importantly, drop me a comment and let me know what YOU expect from this blog.

A huge thank you to my incredible web designer Ashley from Little Leaf Photography & Design for making a beautiful space that reflects my personality and goals.

What You’ll Find Here

This blog will detail all the ways I’m “getting comfortable with being uncomfortable” whether that be running a half marathon, ziplining through Jamaica, quitting my job in healthcare for a brand new career in tourism and gasp, even online dating.

I’m going to bare it all, and I hope you will too. Because this blog isn’t just about me. It’s a community.

Stay Connected

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Reach out! I’d love to hear from you. Let’s Get Gutsy together.

And of course, if we’re not already connected on social media, be sure to say hi on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest or Instagram!

Bold is better than boring, right? Here we go.


20 thoughts on “Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone”

  1. Omgosh, I was so happy to see a new post pop up on my dashboard! 😀

    I love the new layout! It’s very crisp and clean. And it sounds like you’ve got a whole new (and more awesome) vision for your blog–I can’t wait to see the upcoming posts!

    1. Sandy, thanks so much for your kind words! Seeing your comment pop up this morning made my day 🙂 I’m so glad you kept my blog in your dashboard…stay tuned for more!

  2. YAY — welcome back! I missed you! Love the new look and mantra; that really is a great quote. Can’t wait to see everything you’ve been up to — you know I’m along for the ride!

    1. Thanks, Meg! I’ve totally missed you too- even though I still read your blog, of course. I’m happy to be back! Glad to know you’re along for the ride.

    1. Thanks love! And thanks for being one of the very first people to get a sneak peak of the design way back when we had dinner in the summer 🙂

  3. the new site looks so great!! ever since you tweeted that quote earlier today, I’ve been thinking about it and ways I need to start improving my life. I’m ‘stuck’ in my comfort zone – too afraid to be daring – and it has me unhappy with a lot of things right now. thanks so much for sharing this and I look forward to all the good things that will be brought forth on your blog!

    1. THIS is exactly what I want to hear! I’m saving this comment forever. I’m so glad the quote resonated with you as much as it did with me.

    1. Thanks, Jessica! I’ve still been following your blog, so I’m all up-to-date on what’s going on with you! 🙂

  4. I’m so excited that you’re back to blogging! I can’t wait to read all your new posts and catch up with what’s going on with you. And I love the design.

    1. I am so excited to be back to blogging too! It’s amazing how much you miss it when you take a break. Thanks for the designs compliment! Ashley at Little Leaf Photography & Design did an amazing job executing my vision.

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Meet Jessica

I live by the saying “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” and help others do the same to reach their biggest, brightest goals. Read my story here.

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