Trying something new can be scary.
My friend is an amazing fitness instructor. I love taking her classes because she makes exercise fun and pushes us just enough that we want to smother her with donuts. Of course, we don't because we love her.
During the summer, she teaches an Aqua Aerobics class. I have secretly wanted to take her class for a couple of years but, I never did. A few days ago, she texted me and invited me to the class. She sweetened the invite by asking my daughter to join. A mutual friend who was also taking the class, pretty much beg-texted me to go. I came up with a million reasons why I would not take the class. Yes, I allowed my insecure-introverted self to take over. Then, I stopped being selfish.
I came face to face with Aqua Aerobics and I survived.
No one pointed out my jiggles or laughed at me when I was trying to keep up with the instructor. Also, I didn't drown, death by pool noodle is not desired. Instead, I had a blast with some friends and my baby girl... there was laughter and lots of it. Had I let my insecurities win, I would have missed this opportunity. How much of life have I missed by letting opportunities pass me up because of insecurities?
No more. I signed up for all the Aqua Aerobic classes this summer and I'm going shopping for a new swimsuit. Because there is no insecurity worth missing an opportunity to laugh and play with my daughter.
What is holding you back from trying something new?