Wednesday, November 5, 2014

» on a whim «

When it comes to doing things that are creative in nature, I tend to do them in bursts and very sporadically. Take today for example. I was browsing Etsy for some boot cuffs since I hadn't had much luck finding good tall boot socks that fit my calves. I curse the fact that I have wide calves. And it hit me, why not make boot cuffs? I have prevously tried my hand at knitting, but I wasn't quite successfull with it, so I wanted to try the other major yarn hobby, crochet. Going into this, I'm not sure if I'll be any good at it, but Mom is lending me a spool of yarn for practice. I went to JoAnn's to get a crochet hook and a beginner's book, put on Mob Wives, and I've been practicing ever since. So far I've got the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch down pact. I'm trying to make a little coaster since I guess that's the easiest thing to start with. I'll take some pictures as I progress I'm sure, but no pictures today...


But where I was going with this, is that in order for me to try something, I normally have to do it on a whim. I don't go out of my comfort zone that often. For example, when we went to North Carolina. The resturant we went to had plenty of options on the menu that were probably delishious, but I chose to eat the chicken tenders. I normally eat chicken tenders every where. The only time I've gotten adventurous with my food while on a trip would probably have been the DC trip last year when I ordered lobster that was still in the shell. Robert thought I was crazy to order it, but I still proudly say that I never made a mess of it. But anyways back on topic.


I never really go out of the ordinary that much, and I think that is what is holding me back sometimes. I don't venture out of my comfort zone to go places or to meet people. I stay safe in my own little bubble. And breaking out of a shell is hard. Most of the time I have to feel really adventurous or I have to be dared into doing it. I can never really do it on my own unless its to prove I can do shots. That's a whole other story. What I'm trying to say that today, I'm glad I went out on a limb and followed my whim. I mean, my fingers are a little achy from doing something that's not typing on a keyboard, but I feel accomplished.

 

So question of the day, What is something that you've done on a whim in the past? Or, with in reason, if you had to dare me to do something, what would it be?

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