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“Life happens outside your comfort zone”

       

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So we are a couple weeks into the new year. You probably already had time to blow off some of your resolutions. Egh maybe next year .. No! Here is my challenge to you. (I wish I could take credit for this, but I owe it to a friend on Facebook.) Anyway, it very simple, it’s all you and and there is only one rule: try something new each week for a year. At the end of the year you will have 52 new experiences to reminisce about.

I have friends that are trying to visit a new place each week. I amended it slightly for my tastes by simply saying: do something new each week.

So for the first week, we spotted a coupon for a quirky rotating sushi bar in the area. We have probably driven by it a thousand times but picked a day and made it a point to go. It was pretty cool! Sure, I’ve had better sushi, but I had never been to a rotating sushi bar.

The second week we were feeling lazy and preparing for one of us to go out of town. So we picked a new recipe to cook. Nothing crazy, chicken Parmesan. But neither of us had ever made it from scratch. It’s actually pretty simple. And when my coworkers saw and smelled my lunch, they were pretty impressed.

So don’t over complicate it. Just do something new. Watch a foreign film, pick a direction and drive for a few hours, make a date of it or try to meet someone when you are on your adventure, just do something new to expand your world. You might find some new things to like. Or at least you’ll know for sure what you don’t like.

Break the routine, crawl out of that rut. Maybe you will be the world most interesting man!

One more thing: take pictures! Post your new experiences on social media. Think of the fun it will to look back at your year.!

Daily life happens to wind itself to a grind pretty quickly. Cubicles, computers, and deadlines seem to rule the day. We all strive for vacation but sometimes even that seems like a chore. Security lines, crowds, and agendas. Have you ever said “I need a vacation from my vacation?”

I recently got a last minute invite to see my mother and sister for Mother’s Day. But being last minute meant sky high airline prices. So I added a day on each end of the trip and decided to drive!

18 hours, 3 states, and memories for a lifetime. I was able to see the countryside from the road. I smelled the farms, and talked with the locals. It was on my time. I stopped when I wanted to and sped by when I didn’t.

Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind. Wonder where the next gas stop is. Find a hotel when you get there. Eat what the local recommend.
That is living – that is vacation!

Now let’s see how surprised my mom is when I pull up and surprise her 🙂