Try New Things
Although I have yet to write on my blog about this, I have been making an effort to try new things lately.
Even though I’d like to say I’m an adventurous person, the truth is that I’m not really. At least, I don’t think I can say that I am right now. I like routine and certainty more than I’d like to believe. I often do a lot of the same things, because I know I’ll enjoy them and be comfortable with them.
And I especially like to eat a lot of the same foods. In elementary and middle school I’m pretty sure I had the same lunch everyday- crackers & cheese mix and apples or grapes. Even in high school I ate a lot of the same foods, with the addition of a sandwich for lunch, then apples or grapes, and then crackers or chips.
This isn’t a bad thing. It’s perfectly ok to like routine and to like simplicity. But for this experiment I want to see what it’s like to try some new things. I want to switch things up a little. I’m an open minded person when it comes to attitudes toward most things, so that should at least help me in my goals.
I have already tried several new things just by starting and running this project as well as in other areas of my life, but I think a time focused on this goal will be beneficial. Fear of the unknown can be a contributing factor to shyness and anxiety, and by trying new things I think that could bring about a lesson or two on the unknown. Some of these endeavors will put me outside of my comfort zone and may be things I don’t like, but it will be interesting to see what I find and come across. There are a lot of opportunities out there to try some new things and switch up daily routines.