I’m 24 years old. I haven’t been on this earth for very long. And I’m still searching for what makes me smile. Looking for the things that make my heart beat faster. And trying to find what I truly love on this planet.
CrossFit was the first thing to change my life in these 24 short years. It has given my life a different kind of meaning. Never in a million years did I think I would lift 165lbs over my head. Never in a million years did I think I would embrace having big thighs. And never in a million years did I think that I would truly enjoy putting myself through pain every day. But I do. I love it. It makes me who I am and it gives me a reason to wake up every morning.
But why only love one thing? Why should I put all my thoughts, all my energy, and all my love into just CrossFit when there are hundreds of other things that could change my life? Hundreds of things that could make me smile and make my heart beat faster.
So that is what I’m doing. I’m searching for who am I and what I want to be through trying new things. I’ve always feared the unknown. Feared looking as if I didn’t know what I was doing. But isn’t that what goes along with being human? If we knew how to do everything, when would we ever have fun?
I’ve begun this summer by challenging myself. Challenging myself through trying new foods, trying different outdoor sports, trying on a pair of jeans (oh lord), and trying to never say no. What’s the point? If I say no, I may have missed an experience of a lifetime. I don’t ever want to miss something that’s at my fingertips. And I definitely don’t want to miss something that will make me smile.
So today, I challenge you. I challenge you to try something new this weekend. To say yes. To show the world that you are not afraid. Don’t miss your opportunity to feel yourself smile and to feel your heart beat faster. You only live once, be sure that every breath you take is an exciting one.