I read a book once that talked about trying new things, while being fearless in the process.
I really learned a lot from that book. So I decided to put my life into action. Sort of speak.
Like many, I have always been my own worst critic.
And whenever I have tried something new, like a hobby, unless it came natural to me, and I feIt I was great at it, I simply would give up.
Unlike my favorite Aunt, whom I adored growing up, who just seemed to be a natural at everything she tried.
That was a trait I have always wanted and admired.
Looking back at all the things I have tried to do, then stopped doing because I felt as if I wasn’t the best at it…
I laugh at myself now for even thinking like that. Smh
With age, my mind is rapidly changing.
And all for the better. Praise God!
I want to try everything once.
And if I am not any good at it, so what!
It’s for the life experiences.
Who cares whether we are good at something we want to try.
There are SO MANY things to try in life.
Some people spend their lives traveling to exotic locations, and man that sounds Awesome!
But it can also be Awesome trying new things, frequently.
Simply for the fun of it. You know?
Scrap booking, paper mache, baking, sewing, coloring, writing, painting, drawing, playing an instrument, hiking, archery, belly dancing, jewelry making,ceramics, knitting, crocheting, calligraphy, doll making, cross stitching, needle point, bowling, hula hooping, ice skating, skiing, juggling, kite flying, origami, quilting, skeet shooting, basket weaving, soap making, yoga, horse back riding, taking a class, teaching a class.
Whatever the heck it is that you have ever thought, even for a minute, that you have wanted to do/try.
I have actually done/tried all of the above.
Well, except pottery and ceramics, which is something I have always wanted to do since I was eight years old.
I use to watch my Aunt make ceramic planters, and use to think that someday when I was an adult, I would make planters too. I specifically remember this triple faced lion one that she made for my mother one year. It was really cool!
That shared, I don’t want to make this post about my Aunt, or even a book I read.
Or getting older….
I want to make everyone realize that if something enters your mind and you think to yourself, for even a second, “Gee, that may be fun”
Do NOT have the following thought be, “Nah, I wouldn’t be any good at it. So why bother?!”
Because THAT mind frame needs to be thrown out the front door.
You should try anything and everything you want to try.
Regardless of whether you feel like you’d be good at it.
It’s not about recognition for being great at a hobby, etc.
It’s about the fun you have trying something new.
Merely, for the sake of, “trying something new”
Life does not have to be repedative and boring.
You can occupy your mind and your time with more then just one or two things.
We are so capable! ALL.OF.US
Try Everything you can in this life.
Providing you have the means too. 😉
Don’t hold back because you don’t think you’d be any good.
Just Do It!