Comfort: ‘relief in affliction; consolation; solace; a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants’
Comfort. Sounds nice doesn’t it? Whether it’s mom and dad, the puppy that nuzzles you in bed, a great meal, an afternoon with friends, or a morning reading at the lake, comfort is something we all make sure to have. This idea of comfort plays a HUGE part in our society and it’s been on my heart for some time now.
Being in a new place has shown me exactly how much I rely on this comfort factor. Here I am, miles away from the comfort of my home. I moved approximately 1,874 miles away from home to pursue a graduate degree, but all I can think about is Chicago. The food, the people, the lake, the lights, the music, the tourists, and the sweet sights of the city lit up at night. Chicago is a place of life, of love, of opportunity in every corner. Sometimes it takes traveling 1,874 miles away to really embrace these facts.
It feels like my comfort zone has been completely taken away. I want to briefly paint a picture for you on my canvas. In our life we go through stages and changes. For example, we transition to different levels in school: first high school, which seems so glamorous at the time, and then to college, where I believe reality starts to hit. Read More