I was never comfortable before.

Artwork by my sister, Kate Faldin.

I’ve never understood what people mean by ‘getting outside their comfort zone.’ And I think I know why. I was just never comfortable before.

Growing up, I watched my entrepreneurial dad build and lose businesses. There were winters in Moscow when we couldn’t afford to buy me a jacket. And there were summers in Spain when I swam in the ocean and felt like life was good. These constant ups and downs laid the…