“Only a person who risks is free.” – Anonymous

Taking risks demands a lot of courage for me, a naturally cautious person. Yet the times that I defy expectations or take a chance on something a bit scary—like voicing a counterargument at a department meeting or teaching at a men’s prison—are the moments in which I learn more about what I’m capable of and grow into the person I’m becoming.

By going outside of our comfort zones, we gain a newfound sense of ourselves.

Sunday Journal Prompt

How can you step outside of your comfort zone to gain newfound freedom?