I tried something new today! I did, that’s why this post went live later than usual (You all buy that, right?).
For those of you who are interested, it was a new breakfast recipe that allowed me to use the muffin-baking sheet that I got for x-mas. I won’t get into the details, suffice it to say that it wasn’t muffins.
It struck me as I was waiting for the timer on the oven to tick down to Goodness that I don’t do this often enough. Not baking, but doing new stuff. I was pretty jazzed about it. As I was composing this, I kept trying to tie the excitement of doing a new thing to how much time goes by between “New Things.” My initial thought was that if I did new things more often, the excitement wouldn’t be as pronounced.
Now that I’ve had the chance to think about it further, I do certainly hope that’s not the case. I want to be jazzed about doing a new thing, every time. Even if I’m doing a new thing every day – which might not be a bad idea – I want to be excited about that new thing.
Of course not every new thing is going to pan out like you’d expect it to. Sometimes it will, other times, it’ll turn out better than you’d thought…and sometimes not so much.
But that’s life isn’t it? Like Forrest Gump’s proverbial “Box of Choco-lates:” you never know what you’re going to get.
Ok, at the very least with that box, you know you’re getting chocolate – not a bad thing at all, to be honest – the unknown is what’s inside. And not taking anything away from chocolate, it’s the inside, the unknown new thing, that’s important.
Now it’s true that you don’t know what you’re going to get. There may be caramel, or even more chocolate. Or you might get something like Brussel sprouts (Which I like, though I’ve never had them with chocolate) or black licorice (shudder). The point is, when you’re trying something new, you’re putting yourself out there. You’re making yourself vulnerable.
But that’s where the good stuff is. True, that’s also where “Crash and Burn” lives, but if that happens, you’ve still got chocolate to enjoy while you’re admiring the flames.
Thanks for reading. Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other – and yourself.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
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