Our context for this week’s focus is going from what’s old, familiar and comfortable to something new and even challenging. 1

My experience with this began in around 2014 when I realised I’d allowed my life to become pretty ‘same-old-ey’.

The same house, same places; the same routines.

It wasn’t so much about the people I was connecting with; it was that I was creating a stale environment for myself.

So, I asked myself a question that I invite you to answer for yourself:

If time and money were sorted, and circumstances allowed; what would I be doing?

My answer helped me realise it was time to stop settling.

Fortunately Chris agreed.

So we sold pretty much everything, hopped on a plane and went to Bali. It was time to follow our passion and grow in new ways.

I’m curious to hear what you find yourself answering to this same question when you stop and listen to your answer. Maybe you’ll uncover what you wish you were doing and where you’d like to be.  Answering this question honestly can be your first step to get yourself there.

See you on this week’s #AliveWithFi and in the meantime, keep sharing your sunshine! ?


1 Progressing to creating more of what we do want can mean breaking out of what’s comfortable: “To stay in your comfort zone through mere habit, or—worse still—to stay there because of irrational fears of what may lie outside, will condemn you to a life of frustration and regret.”  “How to Break out of Your Comfort Zone” A. Savage (n.d.)


Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.