I say thrown, however I did have a choice.
I am someone who embraces the "known". I like consistency, I like knowing what will happen - but also appreciate the little blips that life brings along.
But for the first time in a long time, I agreed to take myself away from the known and take a learning curve.
Instead of my day to day job - I was asked to help out at another company for three weeks. Didn't know the job, didn't know the people, didn't have the comfort zone and didn't know if I could do it.
I am happy to say that after three weeks, I am walking away with some new insights. Some things I learned were new - like I can jump in and take charge even if I have no clue of what is happening (well, I kinda new that, but this proved it). I learned a lot of things about a new business and the products within it. I learned that I don't need my regular support team to do well (but I also learned how much I do rely on them and missed them). I learned that I need coffee in the morning more than I thought and that I really really hate traffic.
But I have to say, at the end of it all I was happy with accepting this little challenge and doing well with it. I also know that I will be happy to "return home" to my mountain on Monday and see what changes await for me there.