After a long day at work, there's nothing I want more than to curl up on the couch and stay there permanently. Wrapped up in a blanket or snuggled up with the man I love, I am perfectly content relaxing with a movie playing on the television. But that happens too often, almost every day. It's the same thing over and over again: I come home, kick off my shoes, and plop down on the couch. Somehow, I have found myself stuck in a rut where the only activity I seem to do is watch movies. What happened to the girl who was involved in tons of different clubs, who always had something else to do when things got boring — where did she go? I used to like doing things and being active, but I have since become lazy. I don't want to be this lazy person anymore, who's perfectly content with doing nothing except work. I want to get more involved, both with my community and sports activities. I believe there are many benefits to getting involved, the main one being it gets you out of the house more. It can be fun to stay at home and hide away from the world, but do it too often and those walls can make you feel trapped, which can make people (like me) crabby and annoying. I may not always enjoy the activity I'm doing, but at least I'll be able to be out of the house more. Getting involved also gives me the chance to see what all Mountain Home has to offer, which is something I haven't really done. In the past, I was always wrapped in my school activities and whatever job I was working that I didn't get a chance to branch out beyond my cozy little bubble. My head was stuck in the realm of whatever project captured my attention, blocking out other opportunities for personal growth. By being so consumed by school and work, I missed out on so many chances! I don't want to keep missing out. I hope I'm not the only one who feels this way, like they're stuck in some sort of rut, and I hope I'm not the only one who will change that. I mean, if you know you're stuck in a rut where you do the same tasks every single day, how can you be content with staying in that place? Branch out a little, take up gardening or poetry, get a dog, do something! One day all of us in a rut are going to wake up and see that the world passed us by. We're going to wonder how we missed out on everything, but can never find the answer because we refuse to see the blatantly obvious problem. It drives me crazy knowing I do the same thing every single day, yet without fail I do the same thing when I go home. No more. I'm done with being stuck in a rut. I'm done with monatomous tasks. I'm done with repitition. I. AM. DONE. Aren't you sick of it, being in a rut? Yes, sometimes it offers comfort, but it straps us into these commitments we don't realize we make. Are you done?