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Why is the “comfort zone” NOT your friend?

Why do people stay in their “comfort zone?”

Most people stay in their “comfort zone” because it is the easy thing to do! I get it. We get stuck in the rut of everyday life. I am not saying that your life is not a beautiful everyday rut. But, we all do it. Comfortable is nice. It’s cozy! It’s the opposite of scary. Which, most of us hate! Staying in your “comfort zone” will not help you grow as a person! Read that twice!

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I was recently asked by a coaching coach, or something similar, are you okay with getting outside of your “comfort zone”?

I bet you are wondering what I said!

I said, “I am not the stay in your “comfort zone” kinda’ gal.”

For example, I moved from South Carolina to Alaska with my husband, two dogs, a small trailer full of stuff, and the belief in myself. I knew we would be fine! I am an educated, hard-working, independent woman who is capable of doing great things. It was one of the scariest, but best, decisions we ever made. I have grown so much. I have learned so much about other cultures and have seen most of the United States and Canada via road-trip.

I read somewhere, more people are afraid of public speaking than are afraid of dying. I love speaking in public. Are you kidding me? Just picture them naked!

It is a very valuable skill that is in high demand. Yes, the first couple of times I spoke in front of a crowd, I was nervous. But, working as a teacher and educator, it became normal! It became less scary!

The reason I am ranting about public speaking is, I could have stayed in my comfort zone. I could have gotten out of public speaking most of the times I have spoke. Except for the dreaded public speaking class. I definitely could not have gotten out of that one! However, I pushed myself. I wanted to get better. Now, I can use this skill to provide for my family and inspire others.

So, long story short, get out of your “comfort zone!” Try something new this year! Eat something new every Sunday. That’s what we do, as a family. Live a little!

Love,

Priscilla

P.S. Picture is from Homer, Alaska!

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Why Should You Talk to the Locals, Check Reviews, and Pay Attention?

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We love to travel. We have put many hours in the seats of airplanes, automobiles, and boats exploring this beautiful planet! We have seen some of the most beautiful places in the world. Every place we have visited has had one thing in common: amazing people who want to share their culture and their town!

Traveling is good for your health! But, it can also be dangerous, spendy, and stressful. Here are a few tips to make it more enjoyable.

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Why ask the locals for advice?

The locals know about all the hot spots. We have found that you can find out so much information by asking the people who work at the hotel. They are so informative. All you have to do is ask!

They know where the best food is. They know which tourist attractions are worth wasting your money on. Go where the locals go. Ask what a local typically does on a Saturday night around town. They may not tell you where their favorite fishing hole is but they are probably willing to share their favorite “watering” hole!

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Why should you check the reviews?

There are so many review websites out their today. Yelp is my favorite! Before you waste your hard earned money, check what others have to say. After all, they have already wasted or not wasted their money there.

Check the town websites or local news for events. To save money, use websites that offer discounts, such as Groupon.

Why should you pay attention to your surroundings?

Especially in an unfamiliar area, pay attention to your surroundings. If the vibe seems sketchy and you feel uncomfortable, get out! If you pull up to a restaurant and no one is in the parking lot during a peak time, run away!

Traveling can be such a fun, educational, and inspiring experience! Hopefully, these travel tips will inspire you to take the path less traveled, but carefully!

Love,

Priscilla

 

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Foodie Traveler

There are two things in my life, other than friends and family, that I love so much I could not live without. What, you ask, could be on the same level as the love you have for your family and friends?

The first is food…duh! How did I figure this out? Well, I am the pickiest eater I know. I refuse to waste calories. So, when I eat, I want it to be good. I have grown into quite the home chef, according to family and friends, because I am typically not satisfied after leaving a restaurant. What makes it even worse, I am from the south, we know not to be rude. So, we typically push our plates to the side and never return to the restaurant. Paying a bill for food that was inedible20171028_155650 and/or unsatisfying is enough to break any foodies heart.

The second love of my life is travel and adventure. Most of my life was spent in the southern United States. I knew from an early age that I wanted to become more cultured. If I have a few minutes to watch television, I am either watching, the History Channel, Travel Channel, or a cooking show. To me, travel is all about learning new cultures and history, seeing our planet so that we want to preserve it, and experiencing new cuisines. So, I love to travel too. But, I think I love to travel so much because of my love for eating new cuisines.

The good thing for me is that travel and food go together like peas and carrots!

Read our reviews of local restaurants, pubs, and tourist amenities from South Carolina to infinity and beyond! Follow us on our adventures on Instagram and Facebook @cantshutmymouth.

Featured picture is of a pie making class we took in Talkeetna, Alaska.