It's not often you get told "You're a Two" without feeling offended. Luckily, in this case, it wasn't a scale based on my looks...
I love learning new things or even re-trying things I've done before. During my 6-month trip through Asia last year, I made it my mission to say yes to most things and try something new every day, otherwise, I might regret not doing it. This was a pretty easy task since I was in a new country ever few weeks and there was so much new to me! I was in my element.
I qualified as a PADI Advanced Scuba Diver, rode a scooter through mountains, zip-lined over steep drops, learnt new languages... the list goes on.
Since being back in England, I've spent my time focusing on work — setting up my freelance graphic design business as well as launching this travel blog. I've had my head down with the plan to save enough money to get my to my next big adventure. I've pretty much put my life on hold (in the big scheme of things) and it's taken a lot longer than I expected. I keep telling myself "It's ok, it's an important time for me to figure out what I want in life".
What I didn't realise is that I hadn't actually been enjoying life as much as I should be. I hadn't done anything for my personal wellbeing or pushed myself to learn something new.
So when I recently heard about a personality test called the Enneagram Test (free to take), I thought it'd be good to try out. After all, I love learning, especially when it means I can use what I've learnt to grow as a person and improve my life.
It turned out that I'm a Type 2; the Helper. I've spent my whole life helping people, trying to please people — detrimental to my own happiness without me realising. One quote I read was:
"Spiritual growth will come to you when you can acknowledge your own needs" — Enneagram Explorations
So I've decided to give myself a challenge: to try something new every day for a month. Ranging from big to small. #TrySomethingNew
Rock climbing / bouldering
Visit Stone Henge
Create my own jewellery in Hackspace
Try out a Zumba class
Join in with a water aerobics class
Learn how to Salsa dance
Get my makeup done by a professional
Hire a stylist
Hike around Peak District
Wakeboard in Holme Pierpont
Get my nose pierced
Carve a candle into something interesting
Participate in a First Aid course
Experiment with calligraphy
Join in on a gallery tour/talk
Make one item of clothing using a sewing machine
Hire a scooter for the day in the UK
Road trip through Europe
Learn to dance to house
Volunteer to help the homeless
What's on your list? I'd love to hear suggestions so I can potentially add to my list! Comment below, Tweet me or email me.