When I left on this trip I envisioned say yes to every opportunity and having great adventures. While I say yes to many things I equally often say no to things, even things that I want to do, which leaves me feeling a bit unfulfilled. I’ll cite cost (because after 6 months in SE Asia $20 for a tour seems outrageously expensive), the weather, the time of day or any other excuse I can think of. But why am I talking myself out of doing things I am actually interested in? What is boils down to is that I am scared to leave my comfort zone. I am really uncomfortable with being bad at something new so I am hesitant to put myself in a position where I might fail.
This has to change.
I started by saying yes to bicycling, something that I had been terrified of for years and I am vowing to say yes more. To put some pressure on myself I am setting three goals; I will try SUP, scuba diving and take a real stab at learning to ride a motorbike before April.