"Just try it." Wife
"Come one, just once." Wife
"That's okay, just tell me what it's like." Me
"I don't see why you won't just try it once." Wife
"No thanks, I don't like that."
"How do you know if you've never tried it?"
"Because I can see it."
"You're such a chicken."
That's the conversation I've sat through almost my entire life. Replace wife with, brother, friend, mom etc. and that's my life. I like what I like and I'm really not that interested in things that people think I'll like or what they want me to try. It can be a new food, vitamins, new music, new movies, books, jumping off a cliff in Lake Powell, snowboarding instead of skiing, you name it I unjustifiable hate it. I dislike it so much that if I do ever decide to try it out, after consistent prodding, my brain has already preconditioned my preferences to confirm my dislike.
I have, since I was small, used my personal holidays as a sort of New Year's Resolution time. If my birthday was coming up I would make a list of things I wanted to do better or change about myself in the coming year. I missed my birthday this year, I made a mental list in my head around my birthday, but broke those resolutions 5 days in. I also missed my chance to change as a better husband on my 2 year anniversary. I'm making my new New Year's Resolution today. Maybe because today is no holiday my resolution will last longer. Not as much pressure.
My resolution for the 2nd of June 2009 is to try 1 new thing everyday for 100 days. I will keep track of my redesigned lifestyle right here for all to see; succeed or fail. Wish me luck. Also if you have something you think I might like or you would like me to try feel free to comment!