Reverb 10, Day 18 Try What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?
I don’t really like the word try, I like the word do. I surprised myself by making a list last month of “things I want to try,” but try really was fitting of the things on this list because they’re things I think would be a fun/nice/good experience, but I’m aware they might be challenging and that I might not like them, either way I want to try them in 2011.
Be a yogini for a month. I’ve never been into yoga, but I’d like to try more than just one class every six months. One month of practice may not make me like it anymore, but it would make me appreciate it and mixing up my workouts is not a bad thing.
Be a vegan for a month. I was a vegetarian for about 10 years, now I only eat poultry and fish and it’s not out of the ordinary to go a week or so without meat at all, but I’ve never been a vegan. I think it would be a good experience.
Zumba and Crossfit. They are both just so all the rage. It took me about a year of wanting to try spin before I worked up the balls to do it and found out I loved it.
Sleep for eight hours a night for a week. Can’t see how I won’t love this, but it will take a concentrated effort to do it.
Unplug for a week. This one might be the most challenging AND rewarding.
As for something I wanted to try in 2010…
I wanted to try one more time with Mr. If-Only-He-Were-Right. That ended up about as awesome as expected. Not at all, that is.
I wanted to try to make bread pudding and it came out!
I wanted to try to make sangria. Worst idea ever. It was okay, the next day was not.
So I guess, despite my intial aversion to the prompt and the idea of trying, sometime it’s just fitting.