Trying new things is a pet peeve of mine. I realized a few years ago that I would say that I didn't like something, and that people around me would say the same thing. Some of these things were things that they (or I) had never tried.
So, I stopped saying I hated something and made an effort to try something at least a couple of times a year. If I really hated something, that would be fine, but I had to at least try it. That attitude led me to trying avocado for the first time in forever, drinking a beer every now and then, and making new foods that I hadn't tried before.
It also led to durian. Obviously it isn't all good. However, trying new things and being open to trying new things has been one of the reasons behind trying baby led weaning with Q. So far it is working fine, and the foods being eaten are fairly varied and currently heavy on the fruits and vegetables.
Most of what I've tried in the past two years has been food related. As a vegetarian, I'm running out of food items to try!
So, in the next year, I'd like to try the following.
1. Go back to school. It is in the works. I am a transfer student for UKy, and will hopefully be registering for classes in July.
2. Train for a half marathon. Now, I've done half marathons before, so this sort of feels like a cop out, but as a new mother I've been finding that carving out the time is a little harder than I was expecting.
3. Make guacamole. I don't love avocado, but I no longer feel like I need to ask for it to not be included at restaurants. I've not used it in anything myself, so this year's ice cream party will include the avocado ice cream from the Perfect Scoop. But I should still try to make guacamole.
4. Complete the DIY project I found via Pinterest. The easy part is done; the DIY part remains.
5. Be kinder. It is far too easy for my lack of sleep to result in telling the dog to stop sniffing things when we go on our walks.
6. Wean myself off of coffee (starting next month; no, don't take it away from me!!!!)?
7. Take a photography class.
8. Improve on my knife skills (chop all the vegetables).
9. Have a functioning garden (this is already going better this year, because I'm getting great spinach production).
10. Use more yarn than I buy.
Some of these are stretch goals (I'm looking at you 7 and 10), but I'm trying to be gentle on myself, my family and our time. A lot of these items impact more than just me and I'm trying to be mindful of that.