Building a New Life by Trying New Things

Sometimes, what we call a routine could actually be complacency in a mask.

Or even fear in a three piece suit.

We become comfortable and build stubborn tolerances against trying new things.

And once we try something new we don’t like, we’ve suddenly hit our quotas.

By we I’m talking about me.

Trying new things can be scary.

But uncharted waters can create great sailors.

This is how things are discovered. These things don’t always have to be great. Sometimes we put unnecessary pressure on doing these types of things.

It has to be better. Or it has to be this. But perhaps we forget that change of course or taking a risk is the spice of life. It’s what makes this whole thing interesting. The possibility. The little iteration of decision.

It’s this journey that helps us. Maybe in ways we won’t understand until we’ve fully completed it. But it becomes a part of the story.

That look familiar, I’ve been that way, and I’ve seen people go that way
Ooh, I really liked it when I went that way, but I can’t do that no more
I’ma try this way
Yeah, I’ma do this. I’ma do something different, I’ma go this way
 — Big K.R.I.T, It’s Better This Way Intro

As for me, I don’t know what would’ve happened if I had said no to moving to Costa Rica.

Actually, this is the first time the thought has crossed my mind. Because I’m so caught up in the results of saying yes. The friends, the experiences. My willingness to trust the decision has yield priceless reward and growth.

For me, as long as the possible consequences of the decision don’t hurt me (or anyone else), I try not to overanalyze.

No, it’s not easy.

But what I’ve realized is:

Twists and turns make for better stories.

No life’s movie is ever perfectly linear.

Everything that we like right now, we like as a result of trying it for the first time at some point.

When’s the last time you did something for the first time?

Try Something New (18/56)

Inspired by Big K.R.I.T.

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