Trying something new

Last year, I went snowshoeing for the very first time. I was really excited to go, until a friend of mine (who has gone before) sent me a very long list of all of the items I would need to pack/wear/bring. After reading the list, I got nervous. Maybe snowshoeing wasn’t for me, maybe it was going to be too difficult, maybe it was going to be too cold outside. I came up with all kinds of excuses to cancel my day trip – but in the end, I didn’t.

I decided that it was worth trying something new.

When was the last time I had tried something new? How bad could it be? If I didn’t like it, I would have to go again. And it turned out GREAT. I am so glad that I went. It was beautiful and not nearly as hard as I thought.

Trying something new took courage, forced me to do something outside of my comfort zone, gave me a sense of accomplishment (even if it was small) and opened me up to finding something that I enjoyed doing and would do again.

When is the last time you tried something new?