I am not great with trying new things, I am a very “hesitant” person. I need to think everything through before doing it – and that tends to lead to the answer “no I’m fine thank you”. This might be why I only learned to ride a bike 2 summers ago. *insert embarrassed face* or well.. *insert extremely proud face* – I’d say I’m 20% embarrassed and 80% extremely proud..
full grown adult at the park (people say I don’t look it but still)
bike seat too low for her
shaky, wobbly… awkward may be the word
bf running by her holding on to her bike…
and the week after you see her father with her making sure she doesn’t get hurt… (no of course I didn’t ask him to run by me)
okay, what I’m saying is.. it took some thickening of skin to go through that, nevermind overcoming the fear!
Biking is now one of my favourite things to do in the summer, I am so glad I did it. Thankfully I am a little less awkward now :)
I used to love dancing but ever since university I’ve been as active as… a dining chair.. Perhaps that’s the reason why my health went down a little since then and now there isn’t much of a choice in the matter – now I must have a healthy amount of exercise in my life! People around me are really great with encouraging me, and I feel very blessed. My parents go to the gym a few times a week, and this makes it a lot easier for me to go as well. Following their routine keeps me accountable. My mom also enjoys going to zumba classes, and she’s been telling me to go with her for at least half a year now. Being the hesitant me, it took those 6 months and an extra drop in health to decide to go do this “fun way of exercising” with her. And so yesterday I went!
Other than the instructor my dad was the only male in the class hahaha. I chuckle, but it really is out of love, I really applaud my parents, especially my dad who will do anything my mom wants to do. They’re cute.
Anyway, it was really fun – I had no idea what I was doing half the time and wasn’t well coordinated at all but it was great to sweat it out for an hour ;) and zumba with my parents? pretty awesome. awesomely hilarious. but awesome.
It’s not comfortable doing things you know you’re awkward at, but I know first hand that a little bit of willingness and a spoonful of determination can make you fluent in anything.
Trying new things used to be about learning how to do something I couldn’t do. That’s assuming I couldn’t do anything until I learn it. Now I know to think differently, you never know what you can’t do unless you’ve tried it – so assume you can do it until you learn that you can’t :)
Try something new! You could be really good at it.