It’s not like me to try new things. It really isn’t. I’m the type of girl that likes things to stay the same. When going out to breakfast at a restaurant I still order the same thing I did as a child, French toast (can you blame me? French toast is too yummy to give up). I know what French toast will taste like (hard to screw it up) and I know what to expect. If I ordered something different I wouldn’t have that same security as I do with my French toast.
I don’t adapt to change very well either, even though I should and I’m trying to raise my children to be flexible individuals. I distinctly remember when I was a child, the year my parents decided to move the Christmas tree from the place it stood for YEARS, just around the corner and I was completely disappointed. It’s almost ridiculous when I think back on it. But that was me, I liked things to stay the same, didn’t want the traditions to change.
It’s something that I’m working on. This blog was the first step. I’m finding my way here, finding my voice, and finding out that I’m not crazy! YAHOOO!!!
By the same token I’m finding that I have so much to learn and I’m excited about it. In order to learn more, I need to be open to trying new things. UH-OH!
So I finally took the plunge and did something that was completely out of my comfort zone. Something that was extremely intimidating and scary for me.
I gave into the suggestions, gave into the “go ahead and do it” even though I was scared that I would somehow revert to that high school girl who wasn’t cool enough to hang out with the “popular” crowd.
What is it that had me shaking in my boots? Joining Twitter! That’s right; Twitter intimidates the heck out of me. But I did it, I took the plunge (look over there---à) and you know what? I’m glad I did. The people there (and here) are warm and welcoming and help with every little question you might have about the whole process. LOVE IT! I feel like I’m growing as a blogger (VERY slowly but still growing) and as a person by branching out.
So since I’m feeling all empowered today, I’m now encouraging you to try something new in the next few weeks. Try a new meal, try a new outfit, try a new way to style your hair, try a new bottle of wine, try a new game with the kids, visit a new place, or try a new approach to parenting. Try anything and let me know how it goes!
Have you tried something new lately and were glad you did?