April 6, 2010

Theme Thursday: Thinking Outside the Box

Let's get one thing straight:  I am a creature of habit. I hate change.  Change makes me nervous. If I had my way, I would blissfully live my life inside my Comfort Zone 24/7.
But that won't ever happen.

My job obligates me to constantly Think Outside the BOX
It's not easy.  
This summer I'm slated to go to India on a research seminar.  While in India, I'm certain I will live out of my comfort zone (and out of a suitcase)...and thinking out of the BOX.  In order to research and learn, I have to go there with an open mind...and to identify and challenge all of my assumptions, my old ways of thinking and old ways of doing things.
Thanks for stopping by.


Tom said...

wow, good luck. That's certainly outside of the box, and hot!

Julie said...

While visiting my aged father the other day, I came away in the company of an 84 yo woman who was visiting her 95 yo sister. She talked to me about all the many adventures she had undertaken in that one day, and blew my mind. She was living so far out of the box, and has inspired me to do likewise.

Enjoy your time on the sub-continent.

Brian Miller said...

you know this theme was made for you...blog title and all. smiles. an open mind is essential. happy tt!

Ms. Gibson said...

Hello Tom, Julie, and Brian,
Thank you for stopping by my new blog. It's been a long time since I've been in Theme Thursday. I really miss blogging. I hope this will inspire me to keep blogging.

Maha said...

at times, I find change annoying too, but it's not always that way. Be positive about it, and accept it so that you'll change for the better.

tony said...

Your Half-Way To Comfort As Long As You Realise You Will be Outside The Zone?
Happy T.T.
Regards from Tony.

Mama Zen said...

Stepping out of your comfort zone is hard! Good luck!

PattiKen said...

The best things in life are often found outside your comfort zone. I'm glad you are open to them, for then they are sure to find you. Enjoy your time in India!

Jill said...

Considering you do NOT like change sounds like you experience it a GREAT deal in your work! Do you also prefer to wear the same type/style clothing each day??

Good TT.

Brian Miller said...

joined your clan now as well. smiles. thanks for the tweet...making the connections now...smiles.

Dot-Com said...

Keep and open mind and see it not as change but as an adventure. Happy Theme Thursday!

Ms. Gibson said...

Maha, Tony,
Thanks for stopping by my new blog. Yes, change is always a good thing...*tremble* :)

MamaZen, PattiKen (Oh that rhymes!),
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, stepping out of one's comfort zone is important...Can't stay in The Box forever!

I teach junior high. Everyday is a new adventure!

Brian Miller,
Ha. Now you know me!

So good to hear from you. I remember you from my old blog. Now I must fly to Ireland and see YOUR blog.

tony said...

Thanks for The Link.regards

Nanc Twop said...

I hope you can keep updating your blog during your trip - sounds interesting!

Dakota Bear said...

Traveling and experiencing other cultures is a great way for us to get out the comfort zone of out own boxes.

Ms. Gibson said...

Dak Bear, Thank you for commenting on my new blog.

Dear All: Oh dear! Please forgive me...I accidentally deleted someone's comment here. Sorry! Everyone's comments are important to me.

AngelMay said...

Take comfort! Almost every Indian I've ever known was very nice and pleasant. You should have a great journey!

Dakota Bear said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments. Egypt was far more spectacular than I had expected. However, building are encroaching on the Pyramids. I understand there are efforts going on to halt the building.

Ji said...

beautiful Theme Thursday post!

croneandbearit said...

I just hope you have your own bathroom and not some hole out back. snort. ;)