I once knew a woman who used the phrase “move out of your comfort zone” ALL the time.  It seems to me that this phrase is used too much, and sometimes it is used as a different way of saying “I want you to do as I wish.”

I think we should all be open to new experiences and that we should be looking to better ourselves, but it’s OK to be comfortable too.  Sometimes being comfortable also means having expertise in an area that others don’t have.  Heaping guilt on a comfortable person feels really wrong.

I don’t like the phrase, but I know of no other way to describe my experience at Vacation Bible School this year.  I’ve been in charge of the VBS kitchen, the VBS music, and have taught a few classes; I’ve even been the director’s wife many times.  But never have I been asked to do the daily skits!

I was definitely “out of my comfort zone.”

My husband was the prince, and I was the little girl Joey.
(My son The Narrator is peeking out the window)

Our scripts came already written with the program, and we semi-read our lines as we performed, so it was fairly simplified, but it kinda ruined my week:  I was soooo nervous to rev myself into a character I’m not.

On the other hand, I got famous.  The adults thought I was great, and the children recited our happenings step-by-step when they got home.  And of course I had a good time.

My favorite day was when I promised to guard the prince’s crown–and not to touch it.  What did I do as soon as he left?  You guessed it; the look of horror on the children’s faces was priceless.

They didn’t waste any time tattling on me when the prince came back, either.

The People in Charge are already talking about next year…how do you think I would look in a rabbit costume?!