Try Something New to Keep Life Fresh & Exciting
When was the last time you did something new, exciting, or challenging?
If you are like me – It’s been a long while.
How about you?
I wouldn’t say that my life is boring because I’ve been lucky to have a rich and full life:
I’ve lived in Michigan, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, England, and Germany. I’ve received two degrees in two completely different subjects from two different universities located in two different countries. I’ve had many different kinds of jobs – Everything from working in offices, factories, and shops. I’ve married a British woman. I’ve married a German woman. And, I’ve traveled to many places around the world.
But, despite all of the variety that I’ve enjoyed from these experiences, I have to admit that I can also be sometimes very dull and predictable person:
For instance, with the one exception of changing jobs for eighteen months, I’ve been working at the same company for twelve years. Living in the same apartment. Doing the same hobbies. Going to the same local cafes, restaurants, and bars. And, I’ve even gone on holiday many times to the same places again and again.
I guess this is why sometimes I have the feeling that I’m living life on repeat. There seems to be some reoccurring patterns and themes to the days, weeks, months, and years of my life.
Sure it can be comforting to know that you have a stable, predictable, and secure life.
But, too much of the same old things day in day out can also lead to feelings of emptiness, boredom, and burnout.
That’s why it’s important to make life exciting and fresh by trying new things.
You‘ll never be bored when you try something new.
Dr. Seuss – Theodor Seuss Geisel – Children’s author, political cartoonist, and animator.
So why not try something different, something social, or something fun.
My new things list
Here are some of the new things that I have decided to do:
Start a blog
Well as you can see – I’ve already started on this project, so this is not just talking. I want to make this blog a success – Something of real value for you and me.
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Learn something new and unrelated to my current career
I’m very interested in website design, affiliate marketing, and advertising. I want to learn to grow and thrive in today’s content-driven world by making the transition from a consumer of content to a creator of content.
If I want to make my goal a reality, I need to learn many new skills like website programming, copywriting, and search engine optimization.
Learning new skills is always a valuable asset. But, balancing work, family, and life with taking formal courses can be difficult, if not impossible. So, that’s why I have decided to take advantage of affordable, flexible, self-paced online learning platforms like Udemy.
Udemy is the leading global marketplace for learning and instruction that allows you to gain new skills, prepare for the ever-evolving future of work, and transform your life – There‘s no limit to what you can learn.
Launch my very own side-hustle
Meet more like-minded people
Do a 30-day hot yoga challenge
Now it’s your turn
How about you?
You know all those things you‘ve always wanted to do?
The things you been thinking about doing.
You should do them!
No matter how big or small.
Easy or hard.
It doesn’t matter what you choose to do.
Just do yourself a big favour and do something new!
Let me know what you are interested in try out by – Get in touch!
And, take a chance, be my friend, and join me on my blogging journey – Click here!
Post in progress to be continued!