Comfort Zones

“Nothing great ever came from comfort zones.”

It’s been quite some time since I have written a post, but don’t worry I am still alive and breathing. In fact, I have been exploring and going out of my comfort zone in a lot of aspects of my life. 

For starters, I just begun the Fall semester at my new university. I’ll be honest, these past few weeks I have been nervous for this new transition, new school, new environment, everything is just brand new to me. But fortunately, I have had the best support from a new very close friend, as well as some awesome people welcoming me with no hesitation. It has been a very hectic week for me getting accustomed to the new campus, but nonetheless, I am excited to finally engage in courses that were not offered at my previous institution.

Another part of my life that I have recently regained passion and focus in is my online business. Something I tend to keep private to myself, I am an owner and founder of a dress company and recently revamped my website, along with the entire image of the brand. I am in the process of directing and planning various shoots for the brand, which I am very excited to share in the upcoming weeks! I have also been working on getting my products into wholesale and working on consignment contracts with shops throughout multiple rinks in Southern California. A lot of this required me to go out of my comfort zone from maintaining my normal “college life” adventures this summer so that I could focus on something that would help me (financially) in the future.

These small changes in my daily routine has continuously pushed me out of my comfort zone. Over the summer, I also pushed myself to wake up at earlier times, especially when I did not have to. I created a daily routine to wake up and start my day by 8AM, have some sort of breakfast meal, and set goals I wanted to accomplish for each day and week.

Stepping out of your comfort zone can be very difficult and a long process, but worthwhile if you are seeking improvement and positive change in your life. Not only will great change occur, but  you will also find strength independently.

Don’t wait for the “right time”. The time is now, step out of your comfort zone.


Emily Duong

Born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, but currently residing in Orange County, California. Emily Elizabeth is an entrepreneur, athlete, and lifestyle blogger sharing her everyday lifestyle and healthy mindset.




  • Carly Mend

    Hey Emily. So I really want to ask my boyfriedn out but I am scared since I am not a cool kid like he is. I am more in my twin’s shadow. We do talk in class but we never hang out. However I think he likes my twin sister better since he always have a attraction to her. I really want to step out of my comfort zone but I am scared I am going to embarrass myself.

    • Emily Elizabeth

      Hey Carly! Well I assume you guys are at least friends somehow if he is your boyfriend? But regardless, don’t be afraid to “embarrass yourself”. There is nothing wrong with being yourself, I know that is cliche, but what I’ve learned that is so important is that make sure you are surrounded by people who you really like and vice versa. People that can help you and make you feel great, while also bringing out the best in you. Go for it, don’t be afraid!

  • Carly Mend

    Hey Emily, again my name is Carly Mend. I accidentally said typed boyfriend. What I meant was a guy in my class. The thing is that when J was about to ask him out. My sister already asked him. And he said yes. I really don’t know what to do. My sister is one of the mean girls so she is not goign to be nice and cancel her date. But before his basketball training . He texted me that he had a big question to ask me after his training session. He said that he has a crush on my sister since he wanted advice on how to be good at a date with my sister. I am really sad that he didn’t ask me out or say that he likes me better and he wants to cancel the date. Please help me. 5 packs of chocolate hasn’t helped me get over him since he is the hottest boy at my high school. Even every cool girl wants to date him. My sister is so lucky👿

    • Emily Elizabeth

      Hi Carly, it’s just high school and it’s not the end of the world! Also, looks aren’t everything, think about why you really like this guy. Be sure that you are looking at other traits about him, like his character, values, how he behaves, etc. If you never had any real connection with him besides just being classmates or friends, then there’s not much to get over is there? Don’t worry about it, you still have time and you’re young! Just enjoy your time in high school, it was definitely some of the best times of my life 🙂

  • Carly Mend

    Thanks for you advice 🙂

  • Carly Mend

    Btw I am in in year 12

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