I've been learning to experiment with the little and big things in life. Whether it's food, music, places or ideas, I've been trying to dig into different perspectives other than my own. I don't know if it's a characteristic of being a millennial or just me, but I came to the realization today that I've been quite selfish and one-track minded lately. I guess it's cause I'm exploring new avenues career-wise and trying to continue to get to know myself, focus and "do me", that I've ignored the feelings of those closet to me. Which makes me so mad at myself. But that's life. We get so enthralled with our own that we regrettably don't consider those around us. So I find that introspection and self-reflection is needed from time to time. It keeps you grounded and prevents you from making choices and decisions that may negatively affect the people you care about.
Growing up, I would shy away from experimenting with certain things. Like food, or going to new places or events with no one I knew. I was afraid to get out of my comfort zone, like most of us are. And still am from time to time, especially when it comes to relationships. But spending time with myself and literally pushing myself out of my comfort zone has forced me to flourish and continue to. I'm no longer afraid to speak my mind in a big group of people, I enjoy going places where I may not know anyone, and I even try foods that I may have turned away in the past. Experimentation is growth. Beautiful things can happen when you leap out of your comfort zone.