Trying to Do

I’ve been really good about trying new things this year, from new food to new activities, new friends and new priorities. So when today’s #reverb10 asked about “trying,” (Try: What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?) I was intrigued to think about next year’s possibilities.

But then I was stumped by what I actually want to try versus what I want to do. Reading through several other #reverb10 posts for today, several people quoted Yoda’s wise, “Do or do not, there is no try.” They make a good point.

Even so, there are indeed some things I want to try to do.

I want to try to take more pictures of life as it happens, and then do something with those pictures.

I want to try to ride my bike more consistently so I can do a half century ride at some point. (Obviously, this one I can’t really start until the thaw.)

I want to try to listen more and talk less.

I want to try to push myself just a little bit beyond my comfort zone.

I still want to try to learn how to dance, but I seriously doubt this will actually happen. I took two years of lessons as a kid, and a Zumba class last winter. The latter just confirmed that I have no sense of rhythm whatsoever.

I want to try to be satisfied with every decision I make. Maybe not happy – but at least satisfied.

I want to try to blog more frequently than I did before I started #reverb10.

How about you? What are you going to try in 2011?

This post is part of #Reverb10, a month-long project to reflect on the year nearly gone. Read all my #Reverb10 posts, or learn more.



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