You’d think I’d have no limitations when it comes to trying new things. When I get an email asking me to do the CN Tower Edge Walk, I’m all “Okay.” Or if someone suggests running a 5 km obstacle course, I don’t hesitate.
I mostly say yes to anything because we only live once and I’d much rather attempt an endeavour and fail then to look back and regret never trying. But also there are the kids. I feel strongly about setting an example for them — to see me out there attempting new things, sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing — so that they too will learn to try.
This week I was given an opportunity to go outside my comfort zone and I said no. It involved a cause I believe in 100% and nakedness. I can’t tell you anything about it yet because it’s a supersecret but even though I fully support the cause I just can’t do it.
And I’m okay with it. Because trying new things doesn’t mean just doing stuff for the sake of doing it. I did the CN Tower Edge Walk because I’m deathly afraid of heights and I knew it would be a safe environment to try to get over that fear. Same with the Warrior Dash – I wouldn’t normally go around jumping over fire pits but with a team of cute fireman on hand, it was a no-brainer.
Choosing your endeavours and why you want to do them is just as an important part of your journey as doing the endeavour itself. While there is a great satisfaction in saying yes, It’s also completely okay to sometimes say no.
Limitations: Everyone has ‘em.
Mine just happens to involve showing skin.