part of our internship program involves each intern writing a weekly blog about whatever topic they’ve learned or discovered. This week, our senior intern, Christopher Harris, has tackled the blog.

I can picture it now – a calm and pleasant October afternoon unconcernedly riding through the park with my wife. As we ride along, my thoughts inaugurate to the beautiful Indiana landscape and the warmth of the sun glaring down on me. Time escapes us as we jovially pedal from trail to trail with no definitive route planned.

the bike is a tool for joy and life lessons

As the evening approaches us, sprinkles of rain begin to descend from the sky. Before we know it, the rain becomes more severe by the minute. Swiftly, we move to the next tree to avoid being drenched from the rain. Although frustrated, we recognize that this will pass eventually and we’ll be back on the open road in no time. Consequently, we were correct on this assertion and returned to cycling 20 minutes later. After riding for another 10 minutes, we noticed a beautiful rainbow in the sky above us.

Isn’t this comparable to life in some regard? One day you’re as comfortable as can be in your career, relationship, and responsibilities that you couldn’t envision anything getting in your way? However, something will happen that will get you out of your “comfort zone.” While these times outside of your comfort zone can be challenging, with the love and support of your family and friends you will outlast it. Furthermore, the situation or event will deepen your thought process and invoke a viewpoint that might not have been possible before.

That’s the beauty of life, in my opinion. Getting out of your comfort zone will help you grow into a more well-rounded and confident person. Not only that, you’ll gradually become more comfortable in places you never thought possible. Therefore, I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone today, tomorrow, or next week. Don’t be afraid to find your “rainbow.”