Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Adventurous Life Tip: Do Something That Scares You

a drink to calm my nerves
This weekend, I did something I'd never done before. My heart was racing, my stomach was doing flips and I couldn't stop smiling. But in the end (and a Jack and Coke later), I pulled myself together just in time to...


...karaoke! In a bar full of strangers! Singing in public might not be a big deal for some people, but for someone like me who finds public speaking nerve-racking... What a rush! I sang a Sublime song (but only because I didn't notice they had Ace of Base until later) and felt breathless and giddy.

To my own surprise, I had so much fun that I did it again! Group karaoke is definitely the way to go for hesitant first-timers :) Now that I remember how exhilarating it is to do new things outside my comfort zone, I want to do it more often just to shake things up!

Do you ever do things that scare you? When was the last time you surprised yourself? I'd love to hear and be inspired. 

5 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, yikes! I could never do that!

P.S. What I Got?

Sobrina Tung said...

ooh good guess! it was santeria :)

ami said...

Karaoke scares the crap out of me! That and skydiving (I seriously don't know which would be more nerve wracking). That's awesome that you had the courage to do it :)

I love adventure, so I constantly have to work on my timidness so I can really experience life to the fullest. I actually just booked an AirBNB yesterday, and it's something that I NEVER would have thought I would have done before-- I mean, stay at a stranger's home? I'll guess we'll see how it goes!

Briel said...

I love doing karaoke. I started out doing it at our work holiday parties and then when my cousin and I went to NY a few years ago I did it at a bar there. It was so fun! Since then I've only done it a few times in public but I do enjoy it. I don't even have to drink, though that can make it even more fun. :) I'm such a dork, I even put a couple videos on my youtube:

Borderline by Madonna is my go to song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV_h53qP5sk&feature=share&list=UUEZGubFVezGMrjJNtmZbCIw

Love Is a Battlefield: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyZgz71GlGc&feature=share&list=UUEZGubFVezGMrjJNtmZbCIw

Good times! haha

I haven't done much that scares me lately though that may not last long since I'm thinking of making some big changes in my life soon so we'll see!

Sobrina Tung said...

ami, your airbnb trip sounds really dreamy right about now...

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