Building your own community and stepping out of your comfort zone

Stepping out of our comfort zones is scary. It is never going to feel right but it isn’t meant to be easy. Sometimes though, stepping over that line we’ve drawn into the sand ourselves can bring the biggest opportunities. That line we have drawn for ourselves is full of all the things that make us feel comfortable and familiar with but that’s the point, it’s drawn by ourselves and familiarity. I recently had a chat with a second-year student who was looking for advice and information on the internship I’ve just completed. It’s almost the reason behind this post (she got the job too, bonus). Without social media, she might not have found me or this blog. She wouldn’t have found my posts talking about my placement journey or me full stop. Social media has opened up so many doors. We can literally connect with anyone and everyone across the world (if we wanted to, of course!). I can’t talk for her, I don’t know how she felt contacting me but even now when I email industry professionals to feature on this site, I feel nervous. Sometimes I will chicken out and decide I’ll send the message the next day. I don’t even know why but I think it can be nerve-wracking. But in the journey of this blog (which is now 2 and a half years old which is pretty crazy) and the people I’ve spoken to during the way I’ve created my own little community. A community that…

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