Did you try anything new in 2012?
Was there anything that you did in 2012 that was a new experience? What was it? What was it like? How did it make you feel? If you did not try anything new - was there a reason? Something holding you back?
I did several new things this year. One has been on my bucket list for several years which I finally achieved. One thing was something that I never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought I would do.
Earlier this year, I did a fire walk, walking 15 feet on a bed of hot coals as part of a breaking through fear into power workshop. Much to my surprise, the fire walk was somewhat anti climatic.
This summer I climbed my first fourteener, Mt. Evans with my daughter Laura and her friend Michelle. Colorado has 54 fourteenr's, which Michelle called "our epic and stupid fourteener adventure." I felt very alive during our epic and stupid adventure.
I signed up for a on-line writing class and also took a couple of writing workshops. I wrote my first creative writing pieces since I was in high school. I never thought I could write anything that was creative and I thoroughly enjoyed that aspect of the writing classes the best.
I also dabbled earlier this year into learning Drupal, HTML, and CSS. My first experience in trying to learn this was met with considerable frustration as I told myself that I wasn't smart enough to learn this and that I was also too old. Most recently I dove back into this learning a different programming language called Ruby and I have been surprised with how much fun I have had doing this.
I also gave blood for the first time in my life shortly after the shootings at the Century 16 theaters that occurred less than a mile from my house. I have given blood two other times since then and I have found this to be something that makes me feel very good, to be able to contribute to my community.