I'm all about staying in my comfort zone. But every once in a while, I push myself to do something I've never done before and it's good for me--most of the time.
A couple of years ago, I wanted to learn how to ski. Well, okay, it wasn't so much that I wanted to, I had to for a book I was writing.
Let me just say, it wasn't all that I'd hoped. The bunny hill and me just didn't get along. I never made it to the slopes. The whole experience left me with a migraine and the worst hot flash of the century.
I decided that if God had wanted me to ski, he would have given me skinny wooden feet.
Last week I watched "Last Holiday" with Queen Latifah. LOVE that movie! I love how she stretches herself to try new things (remember her bungee jumping experience?).
So I started thinking about trying something else . . . besides skiing. I have no idea what. Cross an ocean? Skydive? Bungee jumping? African safari? Eat a mega-size Hershey bar at one setting? Hey, I'm thinking big challenges here.
But in reality I guess it's not so much physical activity that I'm drawn to these days as people. I'd like to stretch out of my comfort zone and reach out more to strangers, offer hope, joy, a kind word. Doesn't seem like much, but for an introvert (at least around strangers) like me, it's not easy.
So I'm trying to nudge myself "out there" more. Maybe I'll climb a mountain or two (or not), wear more sparkly makeup, hug more, talk more . . . . but I will NOT be skiing.
How about you? Is there something you want or NEED to do?
Labels: challenge, Last Holiday, Queen Latifah