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Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone by Victoria
Victoriaof Escondido's entry into Varsity Tutor's January 2016 scholarship contest
Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone by Victoria - January 2016 Scholarship Essay
This year I have made the resolution to push myself to new-unknown boundaries. Last year, for the year of 2015, I made the resolution to do a couple things that were out of my comfort zone. I did, and it made the year one of the greatest yet. This year, I want to do even more than just a few- I want to constantly push at those comfort zones. As of now, I already study, maintain great grades, and am not afraid to ask a teacher for help. So saying “I will study more” will not help me become a better a student. In fact, you will hear my mom complaining, “Why can’t you be more like a teenager?” (I do go out a lot with friends, my mom just chooses to ignore that fact.) Getting out my comfort zone, however, will help me discover more and more about myself as person- making me a better student. Last year, my major choice that went out of my comfort zone was choosing to give up basketball to do an aerospace engineering internship (my future career choice) and pick up robotics at my school. This was a huge decision for me since I knew I was guaranteed to have basketball season to go well. The whole internship and robotics- not so much. I ended up taking the largest leaps out of my comfort zone with this choice- becoming ones of the best choices I have ever made. I love going to work every day. I love all the robotics members who have become my family. While I may not get such an opportunity to go so far out my comfort zone for the rest of my senior year, new opportunities will definitely present itself in college. One of the boundaries I want to push when I go off to college is who I spend my time with. I have purposely chosen colleges away from friends and family so that I will be on my own. This will force me to have to go out and meet new people. Partially due to the small size of high school but also because of comfort, I tend to stick with the friends I am most comfortable with. When I go off to college I want that to change because in the end it will make me a better student and person. In college, I am going to take every opportunity I can, even if I am very uncomfortable with it since it is new, and use it to learn more about myself. This year, as a resolution, I want to take last year’s resolution even further. I want to use it as the year where I tried even more things than I did the previous year. For me, this year will be the year when I can leave everything I thought I knew about me and actually start finding who I really am.
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-I believe in stepping out of the comfort zone.
For a short period of time, but what felt like an eternity, I felt like if I spoke to anyone new, I might die. My chest got tight, my head felt light, and no more than 3 words left my mouth at a time. New people and unknown situations were terrifying. My social anxiety had complete control over me, and I had no idea how to break out of the box that it put me in. I was completely and utterly stuck. I wanted new friends and didn’t know how to make them, I wanted to do activities but was scared of the unknown, and I wanted to be someone different than who I was, but felt confined by my inability to speak in new situations: by my crippling anxiety.
My dad’s advice would always be “join new clubs, talk to new people, step out of your comfort zone; you’re just nervous.” And though he didn’t fully grasp what anxiety was and that you don’t just ‘get over it’ and that you’re not “just nervous,” his advice ended up working.
I wasn’t an entirely new person overnight, or ever, really. I had to do a lot to alleviate my anxieties over the next 5 years. But I listened to my dad. Definitely not because I wanted to, but because I wanted a well-rounded list of activities for my college application, because I knew I wasn’t getting far with what I had. I wanted nothing more than to have my choice of schools, and I ended up with just that. But, if I hadn’t decided to work hard at my activity list by stepping out of my comfort zone, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.
I didn’t purposely listen to my dad’s advice, and I’d never tell him, even now, that his advice wasn’t bad, but I started joining clubs and trying to get involved with more activities. I started with student council, because it was easy and one of my friends was already in it. I became friends with people I’ve always wanted to talk to. I gave speeches in front of the entire school. I ran for student government positions and won both years that I ran. I had tons of friends and decided the goings on of the student body. I became a person that everyone, even upperclassmen, knew because of my involvement. I became a varsity athlete. I went from the shy girl who couldn’t speak and became one of the most involved people in my high school. I got accepted into schools, like Penn State, with less impressive grades than those of people who got rejected simply because of my activity list. I became a different person. I was involved, I was happy, I made friends, and I felt like I had broken out of the glass box that I had been in for three years prior.
I don’t necessarily believe that joining clubs is a cure-all for anxiety. In fact, I believe the opposite. I think that if you believe you have anxiety, you should see a psychiatrist to be diagnosed and discuss medication options. What I do believe, however, is that overcoming nervousness or just starting yourself on a path to becoming more outgoing, even if you don’t get scared by new people or unknown situations, can be easily accomplished or set in motion by stepping out of your comfort zone.
Go to the event you are nervous to go to, talk to that person you’re scared of but want to be better friends with, take the class you’re unfamiliar to, try the food you’ve never tried: STEP OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE. You will open yourself up to a new world and become a new person when you stop playing it safe and begin stepping into the unknown. You will find yourself and you will realize that you can do anything that you want to if you just try it.
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Bravery wasn’t a word I heard often growing up. My parents protected me, their only child, by teaching me that safety was the priority of everything I did. Well, that message sank in a little too deep. As a toddler I glared at strangers and avoided sports or games that involved taking risks. No skating for me since I feared falling. No jumping off swings or I may crack my skull open.
But more than physical pain, I feared embarrassment. Expressing my opinions felt too dangerous, since my thoughts might not be validated. Talking to a stranger was perilous because I could be ignored. Images of my chagrined and incompetent self filled my head every time I spoke to a crowd. Whether it was a physical risk or an emotional one, I avoided them at all cost. I spent the first eight years of my life in a fluffy, warm, and safe place called the Comfort Zone. In that lovely space, I avoided trying new things, meeting new people, and dealing with embarrassment. Yup, my Comfort Zone gave me security, but it robbed me of many other things. Not taking any chances prevented me from pursuing what I loved.
The first time I fell in love I was six years old. That was when I saw my first play. Seeing actors a couple meters away made me feel included and captivated. My eyes followed their every move, as I breathed the story they presented. Each smile, each laugh, each line of script seemed directed at me. In those moments, I saw something rare – passion.
Those actors became the characters they performed. I realized acting is more than entertainment. It is a journey where actors communicate with playwrights from countless times and places, building empathy through connections with the playwrights’ creations. And as the character and actor become one, they share the journey by performing to an audience. I yearned to experience that journey myself. Deep down, I knew I wanted to act.
Too shy and scared to try anything new at the time, I remained a spectator for two more years. The mere idea of performing onstage sent me into a panic. As a kid who couldn’t talk in front of more than three people or ever raise her hand in class, being onstage in front of hundreds terrified me. But when a group of friends shove you into the gym to audition for a play, you can’t really say no.
Every year, my elementary school hosted a theatre company to organize a performance. Almost our entire school would audition, so two of my friends pushed me to go with them. I was scared to death, but at the same time, I was secretly glad to be there. I stood in that gym full of kids, waiting to be called. This was as far from my Comfort Zone as I had ventured in my eight years of life. My hands trembled. My head started to hurt, and my stomach felt like a tub of acidic snakes. I couldn’t do it. It didn’t matter. I was ready to spring out of the claustrophobic gym, but a tall, smiling woman motioned me over. In that second, I decided to walk to her instead of out the door. What made me change my mind? Love. I loved theatre enough to take a risk.
The two directors greeted me and started to describe the main role of the show, Cinderella. The more I listened to how strong, kind, and beautiful this character should be, the more I felt a connection with her. I imagined how a girl like Cinderella would feel and how I could relate to her hardships and pains. I wanted to be strong like her. I wanted to be kind like her. And when the lines slipped out of my mouth, I realized that I became Cinderella. No longer was I a shy fourth grader – I was a beautiful girl destined for happiness. I loved the feeling of bringing a character to life. During the audition, I was flooded with a confidence I had never felt before.
Waiting for the results, I felt self-doubt and shyness slam back into me like an explosion. I told myself that I would be happy with any role. All I wanted to do was perform, and if I had to perform as a tree, I would do so willingly.
The directors started announcing the roles. First, they announced the forest animals. I squeezed my hands, praying my name would be called. Ten names were announced, but not mine. Next, the names of who would play the lords and ladies were called. Again, I was disappointed. At that point, I had given up. I wasn’t good enough. Silently, I sat in regret and sadness as more roles were shouted out. I felt steamy tears bubble up in my eyes, so I looked down at my feet.
A knee nudged my leg, and I looked at my friend. She smiled like it was her birthday and squeezed me in a tight hug. I was confused. I looked up and saw every pair of eyes in the gym looking back at me. The same tall lady smiled and motioned me forward. I was handed the script for Cinderella. I had been so trapped in my little world of sadness that I hadn’t even heard my name. But I had landed a role – in fact, I had been given the main role.
In the next month, theatre transformed that shy fourth grader into a girl with confidence and a willingness to try new things. When I acted onstage as Cinderella, I felt relieved and free since Cinderella was so different from the timid little girl I was. For the first time, I felt happy with what I accomplished.
During the process of shedding my cocoon of self-doubt, I met new friends who encouraged me to be myself. As I spoke onstage, I would see my peers’ eyes light up in the audience and smile. Every time I saw that, I knew I loved acting. It made my life better.
Theatre showed me that I’m capable of making friends and having faith in myself. I realized if I could be free onstage, I can be free outside my Comfort Zone as well.
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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone
If you told me I would be playing a sport called squash at 11 years old, I would call you crazy. But in seventh grade, I was at a new school 10 times bigger than my last one. I felt like a little fish in a big pond. I was quiet, withdrawn, and very introverted. A lot of the time, I stayed where I was comfortable.
During the first week of school, a group of people visited the school and they introduced themselves as Squashbusters. At that time, I’d only heard of Squash once before, but I didn’t really know what it was. Because the program combined the sport of squash with academic support, mentoring, and service opportunities, I decided to sign up. It’s been six years and this program has made a monumental difference in my life.
Being a part of SquashBusters is a program that really pushed me out of my shell to the point where I’ve grown accustomed to challenging myself. In SquashBusters, they tell us to push ourselves past our limits on the squash courts, but that mindset has transferred to other areas of my life as well. From team trips and tournaments to cringy karaoke moments and participating in eccentric traditions like our annual SquashBusters Olympics, my comfort zone has steadily grown larger. My peers brought out a side of me I didn’t even know existed. I haven’t transformed completely from introvert to extrovert, but I’ve become more social as the years go by.
At Hopkins, I want to do something similar. I want to try new things and embrace the campus traditions. Even though I will develop intellectually from the many academic classes and clubs/activities offered on campus, I feel as though a true community is birthed from exploring beyond what one’s used to. From traditions like Blue Jay Opening Day and the Spring Fair to the many world-changing clubs like the Amnesty International club and the Foreign Affairs Symposium, the different ways to be involved in the Hopkins community is limitless and invigorating and I can’t wait to be a part of the Hopkins family.
Admissions Committee Comments
Samuel’s essay is a reflection on pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone which is not only an important life lesson but also something that Hopkins students do every day. Our students push the boundaries of discovery, are faced with challenges in and out of the classroom, and pursue newfound passions. By growing accustomed to challenging himself, Samuel exemplifies these characteristics and is able to take the lessons he has learned on the squash court into other areas of his life. He shows that if given the opportunity, he would flourish on our campus given the variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities and that he is equipped with the tools to overcome whatever challenges he is faced with.
“My advice to students who are currently writing their essays is to remember that the first draft is rarely going to be good, so just write as much as you can even if it’s incomprehensible. Also give yourself a lot of time for revisions from peers, teachers, and even self revisions.” Samuel, Boston, Massachusetts
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College Admissions Essay: Comfort Zone
My experience of my life.
For the majority of my life, I had been shy, even though it didn’t seem like it most of the time, I was scared to death when I met new people. I know that it sounds extremely trivial, but I feel that when you first meet someone, you’re ultimately giving them their first impression of yourself and that is a lot of pressure. It seemed almost certain that I would lead a life of being a social wallflower until March 2017, more specifically, March 28th, 2017. This day was and still is important to me because I learned how to be confident, and through my experience, it taught me something that I will hold onto forever. Prior to this day, I was an extremely introverted person and rarely went out of my way to make friends. As a volunteer at day
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As the year progressed, I found people who shared common interests as me and people who did not. Regardless, I made myself associate with them and it worked for my benefit. You may never know when you need a favor or just someone to talk to for that matter. Saying hello to a person can change so much which may sound really cheesy but its true! If I had never had the courage to join in on a strangers’ conversation then they would never have become my best friends. I had witnessed the Butterfly Effect. As I grew more comfortable with talking to others, my personality bloomed into something that I am proud of. I was excited to do things that others were not. If there was a spirit day, I would go all out. If it was someone’s birthday, I would try my hardest to get them a gift they would enjoy. If I saw someone going through internal turmoil, I would lend them my ears so that they could release their stress. Once, I was browsing Instagram through boredom and a girl had posted a picture of herself with the caption that said “I have nothing to live for.” I commented on the picture saying that she was gorgeous and she replied with “so what.” That reply hit me
College Admissions Essay: How Shyness Changed My Life
From a shy kitten to a gracious swan, that’s the story of my life. Despite all those complications I faced, I can now easily give public speeches and converse with anyone. Nevertheless, overcoming my social anxiety required a large amount of self-motivation and courage.
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You had great difficulty expressing yourself properly, leading to your current predicament: social isolation. You often made a conscious effort to avoid conversation in case your voice refused to respond or you stumble upon your words or if you sounded utterly stupid, but you put the same amount of effort to make sure you could hide your loneliness with plastered smiles and the "I’m fine" lie you repeat endlessly.
Reflective Writing : My Personal Employability Skills
I was able to make friends easily by applying my interpersonal skills amongst others. This included joining societies as well as, using my communication skills during my seminar group work discussions, where I demonstrated my teamwork skills by co-operating with others during a shared task. Working with others is a vital skill, as I did not only collaborate with them, but learn from them by listening to their thoughts, as we all had diverse ideas and perspectives. This point leads back to my anxiety of interacting within a new environment, which allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and, associate with people from different backgrounds.
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As a little girl I was always the one who would hide behind her father’s leg. At the dinner table I would be quiet so I would never be brought into the conversation. The older I got, the more I came out of my shell. I still could never break free, though. It wasn’t until I became involved in organizations, that I was able to interact with people and take initiative.
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Students willing to step outside their comfort zone will be able to handle adversity and change better than others. This is an important aspect for individual growth. Taking risks, trying new things and facing challenges will help us in all aspects of life. Colleges need to equip students with the skills they need to face these challenges. Graduates need to be prepared for living outside their comfort zone.
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Mananaging Social Anxiety Disorder
The concept of fear dated back as far as 400 BC. During this time, Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician described the overly shy person as “someone who loves darkness as life and thinks every man observes him”. When fear is persistent and exaggerated, it results to tension and stress and consequently, anxiety.
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Growing up an introvert was hard; I would always be the kid who sat in the back and kept her head down waiting for class to end trying to skip out on having to share. Everything about speaking to groups of people was slightly terrifying for me. Whether it was reading my answers out loud in class or even presenting a project to a crowded room it would cause me to have anxiety. I was always like this until my senior year of high school. Senior year truly helped me break out of my shell.
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As I have gotten older, some of the introversion has faded to a certain extent, but it is still present. Through my job as a Special Education Teacher, I have had to overcome a majority of my introversion so I can effectively do my job. On any given day, I will have to speak to not only my students but also the office staff, coworkers, and possibly some of the children’s parents. Conversation goes both ways, so to be successful at my job; I would have to be willing to be open and communicate with others more. I also have to realize that I need to make the first step sometimes. Not everyone is going to come to me; there are times I am going to have to go to others.
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Analysis of chris mccandless in into the wild, by jon krakauer.
With this he has a greater appreciation for the world around him since he is not distracted by law school, money and new cars. “My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal.” (Krakauer, 33). While we focus on growing our net worth exponentially and admiring the beauty of the overpriced watches that we one day hope to have, we fail to appreciate something so simple as the sunset or the stars. From such appreciation, we can discover legitimate happiness.
How Does Chris Mccandless Learn From Into The Wild
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experience” (Krakauer 57). People need to live a life outside of their comfort zone because joy in life comes from new experiences and adventure. We learn from Chris that we need to escape our comfort zone.
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Leaving your comfort zone.
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Leaving your comfort zone can be an awkward feeling, it's almost like a feeling of being distraught. The few times I left my comfort zone it nearly ended badly, but in the end it was one of the best decision I've made. I have left my comfort zone hundreds of times. The few times it went wrong, but the times it did go wrong the only thing you can do is get back up, and try again. The most I remember about leaving my comfort zone is when I first rode a bike by myself, or when my parents gave me keys to the car and I had to drive on the highway, and the one I remember the most is when I ate squid that one time That is one of the weirdest foods I've ever eaten. The first time I rode a bike it was special for me. I was always scared of falling and getting hurt because I knew the floor hurt. Training wheels saved me so many times from falling over, and I love them for that. When I had first ridden a bike my dad helped me by pushing, and then he let go. I remember the first time he let go I fell over almost instantly. To this day I'm grateful he taught me, because how bad would I look in front of my friends if I didn't know how to ride a bike. After that moment I knew if my mom or dad was around me helping me I would have no problem leaving my comfort zone. When I got my permit my dad made me drive home. Let's remember this is my first time driving a car, and it was probably the scariest moment of my life. The constant watching of what everyone is doing around me struck fear into me, because I knew if something were to happen I don't know how to respond. Driving on the highway is so easy after you have done it for a while, but beginners get really scared. The reason I got scared is because I have never gone to such speeds before, and during traffic there is so many other cars around you to worry about that it creates a lot of stress. The only reason I knew I could do it is because I had my dad there to help me through it.
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