New experiences and communication (#018)

The importance of trying new experiences and communicating throughout them.

Day events:

  • Was a bit productive at work today.
  • Everyone on my team was feeling off today except for me lol weird energy, but glad I was there for them.
  • Went to go get waxed for the first time. Interesting experience, will most likely go again.
  • Gym time at Atwater + 1 doubles game (poor quality from me).
  • I don't know how to describe it without revealing the details, but something fun happened and I'm excited for what's to come LOL.

Thought of the day:

I'm going to wake up in less than 6 hours to go take a flight to NYC.

This means that I'm definitely not supposed to be writing this right now and should be sleeping.

But.

I gotta keep my streak going.

I'll write briefly on this subject today, but might expand on it later.

Today taught me 2 things.

I now think that one of the goals in life is to have as many new experiences as possible.

That doesn't mean you have to stick with anything.

It literally just means to try it once. If you don't like it, then you can leave it as a one time thing.

If you like it, it doesn't necessarily mean you have to continue it (although if you like it, it'd be smart to), but at least you now have an idea of this "thing" and if you have the opportunity to do it again, then you know you'd probably want to.

Even if things sound weird or might seem intimidating, I think it's good to try it out at least once.

Waxing was one of these examples, where I initially thought it'd be embarrassing, that it would hurt or that the whole experience would be uncomfortable, but it ended up being fun and not really painful at all.

The other thing I learned today is that whenever you try something new, try to communicate as much as possible.

This is new to you. It's normal that you don't know what the fuck is going on. Voice yourself and how you're feeling. Chances are, either people will be able to reassure you or just voicing out your thoughts will reassure you (or even the other people in this new experience).

That's it.

We should all try new things and when we do, we shouldn't shy away from voicing ourselves. I know, easier said than done, but we're trying and that's good enough !

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