Try Something New

Try Something New

You Have ALL the Keys

You Have ALL the Keys

As the saying goes, “When one door closes, another opens.”

I believe that there are multiple doors and opportunities, but our fear of change keeps us staring at the closed door.  It may feel like that’s your place to stay and patiently wait, and that’s OK. But popping out of the occupational side door to experience the world is not a bad thing. And who knows where you’ll go and who you might meet.

Try new things.

It’s called a “Comfort Zone” because it’s comfortable, duh!  You sit there moping with your box of tissues, watching Seinfeld reruns with a lot of excuses why you’re not moving on with your life. Well, as motivation, remember your ex is not just sitting there–guaranteed.

Wake up! You’re no longer in your comfort zone. You’re in a new place, so try the local cuisine.

You have ALL the keys. Now that’s not saying everyone can jump on their own private jet for a weekend in Paris, but you can take a French class at your local community college.

So if the idea puts a knot in your stomach and every part of you wants to run home, fight the urge and get out there and try something new.

Over the last few weeks we’ve written some great starter ideas –

For me personally, it’s been travelling differently. Taking extra time in a place to not only smell but taste the coffee.  I also started my own indoor soccer team, attended a writing workshop, joined a dating site, and scheduled time to run and mountain bike to name a few. Over the coming weeks I’ll be adding more adventures. I’ve already skydived, but dance lessons terrify me and is on the list.


What have you always wanted to try? Give us your ideas and maybe well try them with you.

Just remember, you have all the keys to your own happiness. Just make the choice to get out there.



You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.

And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll
decide where to go.

You’ll get mixed up,
of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with
many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great
tact and remember that
Life’s A Great Balancing Act.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)


Oh, the Places You’ll Go!: Copyright © 1990 by Theodor S. Geisel and Audrey S. Geisel. 

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“Healing for the broken hearted. A map, guide and community to move on positively/fantastically in life with a healthy beaming smile”
Thom. Thom is the originator and alter-ego of Divorce Survivor, Single Parent, and now moving on to new adventures in Life. Follow his journey here every week, or on Instagram and Facebook.

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1 Comment

  1. Kelly
    October 27, 20:28 Reply
    I love your post and completely agree with your thoughts about 'fearing the unknown'. I've done a lot of travel and I often have friends ask me how they go travelling, and I always say, 'just go, do it!' The hardest step is always the first. The insecurity and leaving the comfort zone can be scary, but by just taking that leap of faith can be one of the best things you've ever done!

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