You don’t know what you don’t know.
Sounds simple enough but this post is a testament to having an open mind. I don’t know how many times in my life I have thought something was a certain way because of a stereotype or assumed something because of a preconceived notion or past experience. This ranges from food to people to yoga. I also can attest to the countless times that I try that thing, I meet with that person, I go for that walk, I wake up extra early to watch the stars, etc., and it’s nothing like I expected…but beautiful and an experience. I guess it’s how you go into it, if you enter in having expectations and anticipating disaster and failure, it’s likely turn out as such. But if you go in with an open mind, ready for an experience, you may surprise yourself. We gain these experiences by going through life and adjusting ourselves accordingly. The experiences make us who we are today. Yesterday’s experience compiled with all of the experiences of your life, plus a bit of personality and self-awareness is what makes you who you are today. And you could surprise yourself…you could be a brilliant baker or a closet gardener. Try it out, when opportunity presents itself, seize it.