What does it mean to be out of your comfort zone? Fritz, over at The Retirement Manifesto, just wrote a really inspiring post called Living Life At The Limits. I love reading different bloggers in the FI community. Ever since I quit my job (others call it retiring!), I’ve been trying to keep growing, which means doing things that scare me.
For many people, these are physical challenges, outdoor sports, marathons, or polar plunges.
For me, I get that feeling when I do something silly. My husband Matt is definitely in this category as you can see here riding this “pony” at the San Francisco Exploratorium.
So what does all this have to do with Financial Independence?
It has to do with being willing to do things that are abnormal, to “stand out”. On this note, and as art dabblers, we decided to enter this into the Oakwilde Ranch and Sculpture spring show and we titiled it “Standing Out”.
Here’s what we wrote for the art description:
This installation is inspired by color and explores the choices we make between conformity and self-expression. The use of strong color often frightens people, but at the same time, they love it. Wearing bright, bold colors could make you admired or ridiculed. It requires courage to create your own fashion. We have found happiness stepping out of the comfort zone and exploring the possibilities that color can bring. We like to say “Get busy living or get busy tie-dying”.
And yes, we love color, and doing crazy things. Like this:
Or when we performed “Peace In The Balance” for friends and later for the Oakwilde show.:
As you can see, we are often asked by friends, Are You Crazy???
Clearly, the answer is YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!