“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”- Gilda Radner
Sometimes I feel like I’m in an AA meeting except it’s about my life…
“Hello my name is Amber and have no idea what I am doing.”
*Sits back down*
*One person in the back claps*
To tell you the truth that’s kind of the story of my life, and honestly I feel like it’s everyone’s story. We are all just thrown into this life when we are born and have to go through many trials and errors to learn what to do. Just like when we first begin walking.
We look at all the people around us walking so one day we decide as babies “well I want to walk too.” We just decide what we want and go after it. We start attempting to walk even though we don’t have a clue about it.
I feel like this example can be applied to almost anything in our life. At one time everything that you have experienced was new to you. The first time you smelled a flower, the first time you fell, the first time you sent a text message, the first time you talked to someone, the first time you kissed a person etc. The point is we really don’t know an experience until we go through it ourselves. Until we go through something we really don’t have a clue what we are getting into.
Another example is parenthood. You could prepare by reading all of the baby books, take all of the parenting classes, get the greatest advice from people who already have kids (which is all great), but nothing really can prepare you completely for parenthood. Each kid is different and you will be having to parent based on your kids needs and through trial and error.
Lately I’ve been trying new experiences and I’ve been realizing I really don’t know what I’m getting into trying them out. I either find that the experience is not what I had hoped or that it exceeds my expectations. Yes, it sucks when you end up having a sucky experience, but at least when you try you will learn. Like if you try a new food out. You may hate it or you could love it, but if you end up hating it at least you know you don’t like it so you don’t have to ever eat it again. Every experience we have is a new opportunity and can be a learning experience for us if we let it be.
What I want to leave you all with today is to just go out and try new experiences. Be your inner child and discover things for the first time. It’s truly amazing all that you will discover if you just decide to try something new. Don’t worry about not knowing what you’re doing trying new things out. We all have been there with trying anything. But just go take the bull by it’s horns and go learn about it already!
Thank you all for reading!