Comfort Zone

There will be times in your life when you will be challenged or asked to do something that requires you to step out of your comfort zone. Several years ago, my minister asked if I would speak to our congregation about stewardship. While giving back to the Lord is something I do without hesitation, speaking if front of a large group is definitely not in my comfort zone. However, when a minister asks you to do something, well, it is hard to say no! So, I prepared, practiced, and then did it. The worries I had about speaking to a large group were there, but after I spoke, I realized a lot of my fears were unfounded.

From Comfort to College

As a student heading to college for the first time, there will be a lot of times that you will be stepping out of your comfort zone. You are now on your own. You must learn to make decisions for yourself, take greater responsibility for yourself, and take care of yourself. This can be both an exciting and frightening time. After all, you are leaving behind family and friends you have known for the past eighteen years.

Whether you realize it or not, you are out of your comfort zone. New challenges await you. There will be new acquaintances and friendships with people from other parts of the state, the country, and even other parts of the world.

College is meant to challenge you. Your comfort zone will be challenged in college. As a student, you may find that what was easy before is now hard. You will need to learn to balance your time to study, get involved in campus activities, have fun, and get needed rest. There will be disappointments, but this is part of life and you should not let this keep you from risking again to step out of your comfort zone.


Whether you succeed or not you will be a better person and learn something about yourself you did not know before. Like I did, writing a blog post for the first time!

UMHB strives to not only equip students with an education for life, but also to give every student the experience of a lifetime. We invite you to check out our website for more information, or stop by for a visit to see why UMHB would be a great fit for you!
Cheryl Garza

Cheryl Garza

Cheryl Garza has worked in the UMHB Alumni Office for 15 years. She has been married to Henry for 40 years. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
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Cheryl Garza has worked in the UMHB Alumni Office for 15 years. She has been married to Henry for 40 years. They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.