I am naturally a curious person and have been all of my life. But I'm learning being curious alone is not enough. Big or small, I need to take risks where I could possibly fail, be rejected or even briefly embarrassed. This is not to say I haven't taken any risks. I have. But I also have had the privilege of knowing that my family and friends would catch me if I fell. Until this past year many of the risks I've taken have been fairly calculated. This year I both married my partner and started a business. These have been really scary, good changes. Changes that even two years ago I did not believe I could/would ever do. And the truth is that I have not been comfortable for quite a while, but my happiness is growing exponentially.
When I saw that advertisement I knew I could eat some oysters. And so we did. Now I'm thinking about daily things I could do outside my comfort zone. I want to grow as a person, but I also want to grow with Nick. Luckily, he's a really good sport. I can't wait to see what we do next.
What sort of challenges would be on your list? Do you find only doing the things you already know that you enjoy is keeping you from growing? Are there things on your list you could do with your partner?