Trying Something New

The first day of 2011 found me home with a sick child while the rest of the family gathered at my in-laws for black-eyed peas and board games.  I’m trying to not dwell on the possible ramifications of having missed out on the “good luck” black-eyed peas and instead focus on something that came to me during the many quiet hours of January 1st.  This year, I’m going to try something new.  I am going to try to experience life unlike my true nature dictates.

I am a “jump in and get it over,” “whole enchilada,” “all or nothing,” kind of gal.  I have always assumed that is just who I am.  But what if for a year I try to intentionally “dip my toes in,” “take just a little taste,” or “partially accomplish” things?  Will it be so bad?  I don’t know, but I’m going to give it a shot for a year.  A whole year of my life, I’m going to try to be someone I’m not.  Will I merely be a poser?  Or will I become a new me?

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