One thing I’ve realized by being here in Taiwan is I am completely out of my comfort zone. By at least 7300 miles!
If you don’t already know, I am going to be in Taiwan for the next 11 months. I am there in association with the Taiwan government, HTC, and IBLP teaching English in the public schools. It’s a life-changing event, and I’m excited to be teaching and interacting with elementary schoolkids for a year and viewing life in a completely different country and through the lens of another culture.
I’ve finally come to this realization in my life. I notice that when I am “at home” I fall into my safe zone. Nothing spectacular happens in that zone. Its just safe, there is no element of risk. Nothing to achieve and strive for. When you are at home, you become lazy and lethargic.
Being in Taiwan, it has broken my comfort zone completely. Not to mention you are in a culture in which you don’t understand the language, so you are always on your toes and changing things. However, it has finally given me a chance to develop some good habits and I don’t want to break them when I go back home.
How about you? Are you breaking your comfort “home safe” zone or just sitting around?