There was a time in my life where I lived over-cautiously. I stayed within the known and had no desire to push my comfort zone. It wasn’t that I was living a boring, vanilla life. I was just living the life that was in front of me.
I worked hard and succeeded at my place of work. I had a great balance on how I spent my time between family and friends. I volunteered and got (almost) 8 hours of sleep each night. And then life happened and I found myself in a place where routine just wasn’t going to cut it. I needed to embrace the art of trying something new.
My adventures of “something new” started with gardening. Spending time in the sun, planning which flowers to plant and the produce I would be able to pick, and learning that I can’t rush the process of growing. Even more so, I soon learned that if I didn’t allow myself the space to try something new, I was going to miss out on an entire world that I had yet to explore.
I soon learned that if I didn’t allow myself the space to try something new, I was going to miss out on an entire world that I had yet to explore.
As time has passed, my “something new” has evolved into different hobbies and activities. Traveling, learning a new skill, expanding my business — all of these things continue to stretch and remind me that the best opportunities for growth come from trying something new.
Will you join me and try something new? Will you pledge to push yourself towards growth? To look at the opportunities in front of you and seize the moment?
Here are a few ideas on where to start:
Start a garden.
Learn to paint.
Take a class.
Cook with ingredients you normally don’t use
Go on a road trip and figure out where you’re sleeping from the road
Plan a trip to a place you’ve never gone to before
Have a conversation with a new friend
Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube
Dye your hair the color you’ve always thought of but never pulled the trigger on
Lindsay's the founder of Creating Home San Diego and absolutely loves what she does! She holds a CA Real Estate License, is a Certified Meeting & Event Planner, and a Certified Home Stager. In her free time, you can find Lindsay adventuring, traveling, gardening, cooking and coming up with new projects (that her family and friends conveniently get roped into). Email Lindsay