26 October 2012

One Day. A bird in the bush or something new?

As a typical Gemini, I really don’t like change. I thrive off the familiar, the regular and the expected. Anything else and I feel as though I’m thrown off the deep end. Which got me to thinking, should we keep visiting the same place and doing the same things in life or should we invest in a new adventure?

I’ve always thought that if there’s something you really enjoy or a place you really love then why not keep doing it, keep going back? It’s like the saying, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. For instance, you’re going to dinner; do you choose your favourite regular restaurant where you don’t even need to look at the menu before you order, or do you lash out and go somewhere completely new, risking that it could be completely awful? I do think that there is something comforting in the familiar; you know how it works and what to expect and therefore maybe you enjoy it more.

Up until now I’ve been a firm believer in the power of the familiar, or perhaps that is just the complacent side of me… But lately I’ve been thinking maybe I need to kick start my adventurous DNA. I know it’s in there somewhere. So, I’ve made a conscious effort to try some new things, visit some new places and throw myself off that deep end. After all, what’s the worst that could happen? I hit my head on the figurative ‘bottom’? If that’s the case then I’ll bounce back and return to my norm. Here goes…