Jul 23, 2011

Day 15: Do you like to try new things? What about trying something new do you like or dislike?

In terms of crafting and generally, I do enjoy trying new things, but there is a bit of fear in the unknown that I sometimes can't shake. Often I need some support from a friend, or just a lot of time to pass before I can dive into something new. Other times, I just jump into new things constantly, without thinking about it. Isn't life funny like that sometimes?

I guess sometimes it's easy to forget that new things are what makes life interesting, and get stuck in ruts of doing the same old things over and over...and wonder why life doesn't seem to have that same sparkle and excitement that we want to get out of each day.

So maybe this post is a bit of a wakeup call to me, to stop being fearful of the new things and putting them off, because either I'll regret that I didn't do them, or they'll come anyways, and I just won't be prepared. There are a lot of new things coming my way soon, which are causing me an undue amount of stress, and I've been putting off some of the larger items on my to-do list, I guess hoping either that I'll somehow feel more prepared as time goes by, or stupidly, that things will just get done and settled on their own. So I think the rest of this weekend for me needs to be about putting these new things to the forefront, about putting off other things that can wait, and really, about prioritizing what is the most important in the moment. [By the way, not meaning to sound super obscure, but changes are happening that I can't share on here until all the details are worked out...you will be informed soon enough friends]

I also feel like a lot of the bigger things that have happened in my life in the last few years have made me scared to go outside my comfort level, and worried about what will happen if I do. Obviously, I haven't finished dealing with the impact of these things on my life yet...but I guess we all have things we have to work on and this is just one of mine. At any rate, I think from now on, I'm going to try to do at least one new thing a week and try not to avoid the new things looming that are making me all crazy and stressed.Who knows, maybe I'll even share some of my failures or successes on here :)

♥ Craftzilla


  1. I was listening yesterday to a podcast about fear and how it stresses us so much even before we start doing what fears us. It's all in our mind, and once we think of the satisfaction of the result then we will stop thinking about fear and just start doing it. The worst thing that will happen is that we will fail, but that won't kill us. We get over it and then start again.

    Hope you get to do what you want to do, and don't stress about it =)

  2. @SoOz sounds like good advice in this podcast! Would love the link if you have it!

    And thanks for your kind words--I hope I get to do all the things and stress less as well:)


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