posted on December 6, 2023
Three weeks ago, I made a Motivation Monday post about challenging you all to push outside of your comfort zone and to strive for something you have always wanted to achieve.
After I made that post, I decided to go ahead and do something way outside of my comfort zone. I spent the evening browsing different local recreational sports teams and things to do to keep me busy during this upcoming Winter season. I decided that I wanted to sign up for something that I have always wanted to do, but never got around to trying it, which was to play hockey. Originally, I was going to sign up for a local Dek Hockey team, but there weren’t any with open sign ups currently. I was bummed, but then I decided to why not go even further out of my comfort zone? And as a result, I signed up to play Ice Hockey instead. I knew how to skate but had no idea how to properly stop and skate backwards and I had no protective gear that I needed to wear as well. So that weekend I went out and got everything that I needed and have been practicing my skating skills a few times a week. I’m proud to say that I finally learned how to stop (without just running into the boards) and am looking forward to my future in playing recreational Ice Hockey.
A cool addition to this story is that I inspired two of my friends to join me on this journey as well. My advice is to go out and try something new, push outside of your comfort zone, and maybe you will inspire someone else to do the same!