Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

I just wanted to give “Army Wife Talk Radio” a big thank you (clap-clap-clap) for having us on their show this past Monday. What a great bunch of gals!

If you missed it you can listen here: You can catch what’s new with at about the 55 minute point but please don’t skip the first part of the show; you can listen to some great advice put together for Army Wives (or Air Force, Navy, Marines & Coast Guard wives, too!) from USAA’s June Walbert, a financial planner.

It is always good to step out of your comfort zone once in awhile. I was approached before the weekend and asked if I wanted to do the interview and part of me was a bit hesitant, yet, knew in the back of my mind that I was perfectly capable and excited to do it. So I jumped at the opportunity. It was a bit like one of those out-of-body experiences… part of me was asking the other part of me, “What the heck are you agreeing to do, Leanne?!” [I hate it when I argue with myself :)]

What an opportunity though: I was in the chat-room during the show and enjoyed reading and interacting with the other spouses. If you have never listed during a “live” show I would highly encourage you to put this on your calendar for next week. There is quite a camaraderie among the gals that are in the chat each week. They are on at 8:00pm (EST), Monday nights at

Back to stepping out of your comfort zone: I am a bit of an introvert & public speaking is not high on my list of ‘favorite things to do’. It is kind of up there with changing the sheets on my boys’ bunk bed. UGH! I lamented to my husband at dinner how nervous I was to talk to “all these women” about my passion, He reminded me to just act like I was talking to a friend on the telephone. I hate it when he makes things sound so simple and yet what wonderful advice! Then the best part was I got so caught up in listening to the show & reading the ‘chat’ that I forgot about the impending interview.

If you are given an opportunity this week to step-out of your comfort zone – DO IT! I leave you with this quote from

“It’s exhilarating to try something new. Studies show that when a person of any age tries something new, the mental stimulation can actually improve brain health. Many people get stuck in the rut of doing the exact same thing, the exact same way, at the exact same time, every day. And while routine has its benefits, it can also hinder us from being open to new things. “

– Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.combyLeanneonFriday, March 21, 2008Military Life:,,

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