The comfort zone is where the boring people hang out. I believe that to grow as a human being you must experience as many things as possible so that your mind doesn't curdle and make you smell like sour milk.
The best stories come from exploring and discovering new thoughts, ideas, people, places, ways of doing things. They come from exposing yourself and sharing yourself, but don't be a slut.
My unseriously sincere style of storytelling is about engaging in unusual, intriguing and sometimes daunting experiences - in strange places with interesting folk - so we can all learn something.