Your Own Burn Zones

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Re: Your Own Burn Zones

Post by Taylor Razzani » 28 Feb 2016, 18:08

HorrorFan87 wrote:
Taylor Razzani wrote:Can burn zones have different levels of severity? I feel like I've gotten through certain burn zones in my life, but I might (hopefully) be on the verge of an even bigger one.
I think so. Honestly it's nice to know that someone else feels this way. I've had many burn zones that that been small, others that have been huge. I've gotten (or am getting) through them all, but I found myself wondering the same question. I'm hoping I can get through this next burn zone quickly and without too many scars...but it's pretty big.

-- 28 Feb 2016, 16:42 --

I have had many burn zones in my lifetime. However I think my biggest one that I have actually gotten through was being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 6. Having to grow up so incredibly fast and deal with being treated differently (I never felt like a normal kid) was so incredibly difficult. Once I reached my teens I finally crossed that burn zone and now everything is second nature and I don't even really think about it...but I remember at the time it seemed like it was something I could never face and defeat. I may still have the disease but it doesn't own me anymore. I own it.
I'm glad I'm not alone too! :) I think I need to sit down and write all of my personal ones and see how they vary.

That seems like a pretty big burn zone! Congratulations!
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Post by HorrorFan87 » 29 Feb 2016, 00:33

Taylor Razzani wrote:
HorrorFan87 wrote:
Taylor Razzani wrote:Can burn zones have different levels of severity? I feel like I've gotten through certain burn zones in my life, but I might (hopefully) be on the verge of an even bigger one.
I think so. Honestly it's nice to know that someone else feels this way. I've had many burn zones that that been small, others that have been huge. I've gotten (or am getting) through them all, but I found myself wondering the same question. I'm hoping I can get through this next burn zone quickly and without too many scars...but it's pretty big.

-- 28 Feb 2016, 16:42 --

I have had many burn zones in my lifetime. However I think my biggest one that I have actually gotten through was being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 6. Having to grow up so incredibly fast and deal with being treated differently (I never felt like a normal kid) was so incredibly difficult. Once I reached my teens I finally crossed that burn zone and now everything is second nature and I don't even really think about it...but I remember at the time it seemed like it was something I could never face and defeat. I may still have the disease but it doesn't own me anymore. I own it.
I'm glad I'm not alone too! :) I think I need to sit down and write all of my personal ones and see how they vary.

That seems like a pretty big burn zone! Congratulations!

Thank you! I think the thing I loved about this book in particular was the fact that it made you realize your accomplishments. Whether or not you actually succeeded in what you were doing...it still made you stop to think about everything you had succeeded in in life. That is an amazing feeling and I can only imagine what other people have gained from reading this incredible story!
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Post by fari30 » 11 Aug 2016, 10:51

I feel like some of the burn zones I have gone through are very much smaller and less severe than what some of the others here have gone through but when I did go through them, it was still hard and tears were shed. I can't decide if I'm dreading the burn zones that are still coming my way or am opening my arms for a challange.
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Post by ZenaLei7 » 08 Feb 2017, 14:14

A burn zone that I have experienced recently was kayaking in open water for about 2 miles to a sand bar in Hawaii. Since the waves were really rough it took me a little over an hour to kayak to the sand bar. I had a vague idea of where the sand bar was and I had to trust the directions that the locals gave me. It might not seem difficult to kayak 2 miles but if you are kayaking alone with no idea where to go and with the knowledge that underneath you is a hammerhead nursery, you can see how nervous and terrified I was. I did end up making it to the sand bar and my arms were so tired but it was definitely worth the trip.
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Post by Christina O Phillips » 12 Apr 2017, 09:48

literarycat wrote:I think I have had several different burn zones, but the one that was the biggest struggle, and still is, has been life after cancer. I was just out of college when I got diagnosed so internships and entry level positions were out of the questions. 2 years after when everything was over and life was getting back to normal I was no longer a recent graduate and there ineligible for a lot of positions so I just took jobs that came my way. Now 10 years later I'm still struggling but learned a lot of valuable things along the way. I think some burn zones last longer than others.

I have had many burn zones including taking care of family members as their health failed and they died (yes, that was plural). I completely agree that some burn zones last longer than others: my husband and I are dealing with lots of health issues from his deployments. My best friend was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago and I still help her as she is trying to get back to normal but health problems from the cancer keep arising.

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Post by kislany » 21 Jun 2017, 09:15

Interesting choice of naming these burn zones. I have had quite a few in my life, I usually call them milestones because they're very difficult to reach, but once you're there, the feeling of accomplishment is something else...

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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 04:35

Every one face hard times in their lives. I too had some turning points in my life that changed my life and i have learnt a lot from them. :)
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Post by Yogeshwariba » 23 Jun 2018, 07:43

burn zones : Jeorge.p.newberry
This book is autobiography of the writer. It is the story of a boy who is very hard working, honest and optimistic. He has everything in him which is needed for success.
Burn Zones is the perfect title for this book. Burn Zones of bicycle race and of life.
People who are looking for motivation and self development, this book is for you. As I am the one I want to compete this book.
I will give 4 star to the sample because I expect rest of the book will be as interesting as sample. Narration is good but could be better.

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Post by Abiba Alice » 24 Jun 2018, 14:56

I have had so many burn zones but my biggest was having to believe in myself. It didn't happen overnight. It took a lot of "i can do this", self encouragements and lots of prep talks but when I finally did, amazing things started to happen.

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Post by Yogeshwariba » 24 Jun 2018, 22:34

Yes, it always happens to me. I fail Bt I stand up again and fight and win, sometimes loose, Bt I keep on trying.

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Post by Julie Green » 01 Aug 2018, 16:38

I have experienced many burn zones ... being made redundant, losing a friend to cancer, losing my family home to debt, to name a few off the top of my head. But I am living such a charmed, fun-filled happy life with my husband sons that I feel blessed every day :)
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