My Brave New World

With my daily writing commitment behind me, I now have discretionary time again. I’ll use much of it for pottery and, when inspired, for finishing kitchen renovations. But I need something new in my life to help expand my interests, skills, and social circle.

Starting today, I’m challenging myself to do something new every week. Just one thing, big or small. While that hardly sounds life-changing, it’s a big step for me.  I’m not shy, but I’m a creature of habit and inserting myself in new environments is pretty stressful. Still, I think I need to do this for myself, for my future, but mostly for my sanity.

Here’s my first adventure. I was all ready to back out (insert excuse here) but I’m sticking it out. I’m sure I will have fun, and if I meet just one cool person it will be worth the trip.  It ain’t easy being an introvert. Already stressed. Breathe in, breathe out.

No idea what I’ll do next, but I’ve got a week to figure out. And with three college towns within 45 minutes of me, I’m sure I can find something new and different to try. Crazy kids.

Wish me luck!

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