One experience where I was pulled out of my comfort zone was at the Matilda workshop during our 2016 STN trip. On one of the days in New York, our class went to a dancing and singing workshop to learn one of the dances from the broadway show, Matilda. We went to the workshop during the day because we were going to watch the actual show later that night. First, the lady there taught us how to sing the song. Being that I have the voice of a dying cat, I wasn't very good at it. I absolutely dread attempting at singing because of this, so this definitely put me out of my comfort zone. After learning how to sing the song, we were taught the dance moves. Another known fact is that I cannot dance. I am seriously really uncoordinated so this was pretty interesting as well. I struggled learning the dance moves, and I kept forgetting them as we went along. I have Kolten, Mia, and Herenui to thank for being good at the dance so that I could copy off of them. Despite me being very bad at singing and the dance moves, I had fun. I wasn't all that embarrassed because I was surrounded by all my friends who were doing the same things. Overall, even though I was really bad at singing and dancing the song, I had fun being around my friends. It was also cool seeing the dance on stage later that night, though, I'm certain that singing and dancing isn't for me!
Another experience that got me out of my comfort zone was riding rollercoasters during my first STN trip to Florida. Before the trip, I wasn't really one who liked rollercoasters that much, so this really got me out of my comfort zone. We went to Hollywood Adventures, Epcot, Universal Studios Island of Adventures and Universal Studios. At the Island of Adventures, I rode the Amazing Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the Dragon Rollercoaster. I really hesitated before going on the Hulk. I think that was the first rollercoaster I rode on the trip. Again, I wasn't much of a rollercoaster person, and the Incredible Hulk kind of scared me in the beginning. The ride is designed to make a sound like the Hulk's roar as you ride it which is a bit intimidating. What was even more intimidating was all the 100 feet high loops! Still to this day I don't know of an attraction with a larger quantity of high loops. I think I was just scared of going backwards on the loops to be honest. I decided to force myself to go on it and despite being full of trepidation in the beginning, I actually really enjoyed it. What makes the situation ironic is that the loops were my favorite part and I decided to go on the ride for a second time! I loved the Hulk and it became one of my favorite rides there, and it made me go on all the other roller coasters on the trip.
A third experience that got me out of my comfort zone was going on the Tower of Terror. If you read my blogs, you'll know that I talk about the Tower of Terror a lot. I have a large fear of heights and the feeling of falling, which doesn't add up to a good decision of going on the Tower of Terror. Going on the Tower of Terror got my out of my comfort zone for my fear of heights and falling. If you don't know the ride I'm talking about, it's basically where you sit in seats in an elevator shaft, strapped down by only a car-like seatbelt, and the shaft goes 200 feet up to the top and it just falls continuously down. Because of the gravity change, your body is flown up to the ceiling with only the belt keeping you from hitting it. Even though it's a straight up and down ride, I really didn't like the feeling it gave you. While a lot of people just loved it, I on the other hand, had a terrible time. This is one experience where going out of my comfort zone wasn't a very good idea. The only thing I learned was that I still have the fear of heights and falling. If had the choice, I probably would not go on that again.
To conclude, three times that I've left my comfort zone is at the Matilda workshop, riding the Hulk, and going on the Tower of Terror. Of the three, I had fun on the first two, but I've learned that I continuously am not good at signing and dancing and have not conquered my fears of heights or falling. Sometimes we all need to go out of our comfort zones no matter how much you don't want to, because it's how we find out if something is or isn't for you. For example, going on the Hulk was something that I originally didn't really want to do, but at the end, it opened up the window for me to have fun on so many other rides. Well, that's it for this week's constructed response! Thanks for reading! Bye!