Here in my blog, I shared my New Year’s Resolution to go out of my way to experience “new” things.
If you recall, I talked about the dangers of getting stuck in a rut … of following the same old habits … and I decided I needed to branch out a little.
So, “how’s it going,” you may ask? Well, pretty good so far. Let’s take a look.
New Experience #1: I’ve been listening to new music, which is not always easy (or pleasant!). As a performing musician for nearly forty years, I’m fond of the tunes of the ’70s and ’80s. What can I say? I’m a sucker for nostalgia, just like the next person.
New Experience #2: I’ve been eating at new restaurants. Like many of us, I’m guilty of eating at the same places frequently. I’m a notoriously non-picky eater and enjoy new tastes and new locales, but still, it seemed like I was missing something.
New Experience #3: I’ve been working on a new physical activity. Being in the fitness business, I wanted to try something different in physical fitness. Nothing hardcore, time-consuming or expensive, mind you, but something that I could pursue at leisure. I had already tried something really “different” when I took up the medieval longsword sport until I quickly realized my claustrophobia prevented me from wearing the necessary safety gear. But, it turns out Bowling was the perfect fit.
So, I can say I’m proud of my efforts so far, and I am sticking with my commitments. For example, I went to the local bowling shop and got outfitted with a brand new custom-fitted ball, fancy blue shoes, and a bag to carry it all and, as a result, I’ve hit the lanes almost every week for the past couple of months. I’ve even taken the gym staff out for an afternoon bowling, pizza, and beer. It was a lot of fun and gave us time to bond and get away from the gym.
In addition to the good times, here are a few other lessons I’ve learned from my new hobby in no particular order.
That’s the state of the state for Brad’s 2022 Resolution. So far, I am enjoying the sport, and who knows, maybe there will be a Bodysmith bowling team in the future. I’ll let you know when tryouts are scheduled 🙂
Do you like new experiences? What’s the newest thing you have tried? I would love to hear about it, and just maybe, you can turn me on to my next new hobby.