January 7, 2013
My 2013 Resolution
I only have one New Year's resolution for 2013, but it's a big one: Say yes.
While it may sound simple, saying yes doesn't come easy for me. I'm a girl that knows what she likes (and what she doesn't) and sticks to it. New things make me nervous. New people make me really nervous. My first reaction when presented with a new experience is to say "No, thanks - I'm good." Part of it comes from all of my crazy fears (elevators, heights, small spaces, snakes, being alone at night, public speaking - just to name a few) and part of it comes from being comfy and happy with what I know, but while I could continue living my life of "no" and be totally fine, I know it would mean the world to those close to me if I said "yes" a little more often.
So, in 2013, I will say yes. I will say yes to new experiences. I will say yes to new foods. I will say yes to new people. I will say yes to new places. And I will see where all this yes-saying takes me. Wish me luck! (I'm gonna need it.)
(This doesn't mean I have to say yes to everything - but it does mean I at least have to consider everything and say yes when there's no good reason to say no.)