Exploring Edges

of the self and the world



Welcome to my blog!  It took me a long time to finally take the plunge, but here we go.  I am Anna (she/her). For those of you who know me, it can be hard for me to sit still, especially if the sun is out. Being active, especially in the outdoors, is what brings me joy. Perhaps paradoxically I also love yoga and this is one place I am able to find stillness.

Exploring Edges, for me, is all about comfort zones. Specifically, the learning that takes place when one steps outside of them. To sum up what other scholars have said, inside the zone is all about what is comfortable, which is not a bad place to spend a little time, as rest is important.  Far outside the zone is where panic sets in, and these experiences can be valuable as well (the old “I don’t ever want to do THAT again feeling).  The edge is where learning takes place, when one is stretched to discover what one is truly capable of.

This works in all areas of life, whether it is traveling to a new place, taking a new job, or training your body and mind to learn a new skill. As the edge is explored, the zone of comfort becomes larger and a new edge is always there, waiting to be discovered.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not very consistent with blogging, and I’ve definitely have my struggles with imposter syndrome! Over the last few years, I’ve found value in being fully present on adventures and blogging about them sometimes weeks, months, or even years down the road, after I’ve had time to process what they mean to me.

Thank you for joining me!

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