Day 3051: Comfort zones

In all the time zones of the USA, today is Mother’s Day, and I am comforted by good memories of my late mother. My mother tried her best to give comfort to others and created many comfort zones during her long life.

Here’s my mother creating a comfort zone for my late father when they were young…

and for my father and their two best friends many years later:

Memories of my mother are comfort zones for me. And as you can see, we both experienced zones near the ocean as comfort zones.

Trying to make Twitter more of a comfort zone, I posted this tweet a few minutes ago:

Today, I’m getting ready to travel for the first time since the pandemic created so many discomfort zones. I’m expecting some discomfort flying tomorrow to an unfamiliar place in a different time zone — Nashville.

Last night, I had discomforting dreams about singing my original songs in Nashville. One of them — “I Left the House Before I Felt Ready” — is about comfort and discomfort zones. Strangely, I woke up comforted after that dream, thinking, “Well, I doubt things will go THAT badly.”

Tweeting used to be out of my comfort zone, but no longer.

Do you see comfort zones in my photos from yesterday?

Here’s where my thoughts are going — to my debut performance of “I Left the House Before I Felt Ready” when I FORGOT my own words, which always throws me out of my comfort zone:

Sharing vulnerabilities can create comfort zones for yourself and others.

I just increased my comfort zone by booking my 6:30 AM Lyft to the airport for tomorrow.

Also, the person who created Mother’s Day for me just contacted me from Scotland, which really expanded my comfort zone.

Please make this blog more of a comfort zone by expressing your thoughts and feelings in the comments zone below.

Gratitude always increases my comfort zones, so thanks to all who help me get into the blogging zone every day, including YOU!

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22 thoughts on “Day 3051: Comfort zones

  1. Good Mother’s Day Morning to you Ann. Interesting photos. A very real cross section comfort zone. Thank you.

  2. Luis Del Castillo

    Happy Mother’s Day!!

  3. I’m sure you will be in your comfort zone with your music and smart safety precautions.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day to all who celebrate today. May you be well within all comfort zones on your trip to Nashville Ann.

  5. Happy Mother’s Day Ann!

  6. puella33

    You resemble your mother. Ann, you should be happy to get away- it should be a comfort zone. Think of it as a relaxation time you deserve, with some fun adventures. A very happy Mother’s day to you, Ann

  7. I’m so glad you were able to connect with the one who made you the mother you are, and for your lovely mother. I don’t have great memories of mine, but I do have moments, and I’ve come to understand her more with time and life experience. have a wonderful trip and sing your heart out!

  8. I hope in my small way I can help make Nashville a comfort zone for you, and I think you’ll find that people at the open mic will help too. It’s been a long time since I got up on a stage in Nashville, and most enclosed spaces are still out of my comfort zone, but once before I performed some poems at a coffee shop I realized other people were there for the same reason, and we could all support each other.
    I know you’ll be great tomorrow and I look forward to seeing you.

  9. Fine family photographs

  10. I’m glad you had a good Mother’s Day, and I hope today in Nashville goes as planned. And that you don’t forget the words.

  11. I loved the photos of your parents! So glad you shared them with us, Ann.

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