Walking outside your comfort Zone + Styling a Blazer Dress

Opportunity lies in being flexible and saying yes to things outside your comfort zone. Sure, I think it's possible to learn new things and grow within the confines of your comfort zone but that growth will always be limited. I used to be scared to leave my comfort zone, especially within my career. I work in supply chain operations and up to two years ago, switching to a new shift with less desirable hours used to be extremely intimidating to me.
There was a time when I would never volunteer to step into the unknown shift and would have to be pushed to try a shift outside my comfort zone. After working the new shift I was so intimidated by for a few weeks, I grew to like it. Eventually I became good at it and got comfortable running that part of the operation. Then I went on maternity leave and came back to a shift I didn't choose and didn't feel prepared to lead (that was imposter syndrome coupled with postpartum depression). It was completely different from anything I had done, and I struggled for the first few months. The lessons and skills I developed during that struggle season allowed me grow in ways I didn't know were possible! Eventually I led my team to improve processes. Then I was thrusted outside my comfort zone again to a new shift, kept improving processes and got promoted! All glory to God
On Sunday, I got the opportunity to work the hardest shift with the toughest hours (because it's overnight) and I said yes with confidence! Why? Because I know that there is so much growth an opportunity outside my comfort zone! I also have a strong support system in my husband who makes it easy for me to be a boss mom without worrying about childcare! The more small steps you take outside your comfort zone, the easier it is to dive into brand new things! I can honestly say there has never been a time I regretted trying something new, especially in my career because it always catapulted my growth.
If you're deciding whether or not to say yes to a new opportunity and you have to search for reasons to convince yourself why you should stay within your comfort zone, I urge you to take a leap of faith! Sure, it might be scary at first and you will probably face some setbacks as you get acclimated to the newness in your life. But then you'll find your rhythm and will flourish!
On a side note, Can we get into this blazer dress! when I saw it, I had to have it and bought the pants to match when I want to wear it as a suit. I scored my shoes at a Zara sale a few years ago and I love the bow detail. This was my first time wearing orange and pink together and now I'm obsessed with this color combination!
Dress- Asos | Shoes-Zara