Try (Five Minute Friday)

Five Minute Friday time! 5 minutes, write what comes to mind. no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.

This week’s FMF word: try! If you wanna give it a try (see what I did there? 😉 ) write your own post and link up here!


I’m not good at trying new things.

I like my routines. I like the ‘things’ I do- the brands I use, the foods/recipes I love, the friends I’m comfortable with.

Trying and change go hand in hand. To try is to change something. It’s to move from one thing to another. And that requies change, which I struggle with.

And yet, I want to try new things.

I want to do fun things spontaneously. To try new foods in new places, pick up a new hobby, try an experience I usually wouldn’t go for in my normal, safe life.

But I don’t know where to start. Change is hard. Trying things is hard for someone that is scared of change.

What are some things a girl that wants to start trying should try first? I want to be a try-er, but I need suggestions on things to try. Places, foods, experiences. I’m ready to start trying them.


*trying to ignore the spelling mistakes and incoherence at the end…. yikes. At least I didn’t finish mid-sentence a la John Green, right? This week the time went by 10x quicker than last week! 

And seriously: if you’re someone that lives for trying new things, what are some things to jump-start the try-er in me? I’m ready to be converted. Even if change is hard. 😉 

6 thoughts on “Try (Five Minute Friday)

  1. I’m a routine kind of girl too, Jordan. I like what I like – I order the same thing at restaurants and drive the same route to everywhere. But adventures can be fun too. I’m trying to remember that. How about trying a new ice cream flavor – that’s a fun and easy summer one. 😉 Your neighbor at FMF.

  2. How about a picnic in the sunshine – with or without friends? You can pack up a sandwich and a can of pop, go find a piece of grass, and just sit for a while! I plan to do this at the weekend, as a sort of ‘date’ with God – it’s a way to say to him, ‘You’re special to me’, and to take time to be with him. I also find it hard to think of things to try – and it can be tough to just go out and do them, when I do think of them.

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