Saying yes was once so easy - yes to hikes, drives, cliffs, unknowns. But the older we become the less we say yes. Now I'm not sure if that's because we have less time or more responsibilities or if it's as I assume, merely we're out of the habit, but it's a widely accepted fact that the older we become the more risk-adverse we become in our choices and behaviors.
Can I just remind you all - trying something new is so damn refreshing?
It's scary and it will likely reacquaint you with what it feels like to be bad at something. But that's okay, because it's your first time! And how glorious is it to remember what a "first time" feels like? So maybe today, try something new. Eat a food you might not like. Read a book in a genre you've never touched. Take a drive, schedule a class, buy some paintbrushes or sit outside a coffee shop and talk to someone who looks totally different from you - ask them something about themselves. Maybe join a group, join a march, I'd say join a conversation - but for most of us, I think we talk plenty - what we need is to do something, do something completely new. Something fun! Something scary! Something that reminds us we are still explorers. And that we might not yet know ourselves as well as we thought. We may have in fact changed into someone new in all those years we've spent living out a life of rhythm and pattern.