Trying something new

First of all, Happy Fathers Day to all of the Fathers who were celebrated yesterday and I hope that you all enjoyed your day doing the things that you did.

I thought today that I would share some of my thoughts about new experiences and some of the things that I have done recently. Whenever we try something new or meet someone for the first time our senses are heightened, we may feel anxious or be filled with a sense of trepidation after all we are entering into unknown territory. Fear and anxiety are both feelings that are designed to protect us and allow us to evaluate our actions.

Breadmaking yesterday.

I live quite a distance from my family and although I have a reasonably good circle of friends yesterday I wouldn’t possibly have even gone out especially with it being Father’s day, a friend of mine saw a poster a couple of weeks ago aimed at men who may have been on their own, it was for a soup and breadmaking workshop, it’s something that I have never done before and in all honesty probably wasn’t my idea of fun but I went along with my friend to support the event and him. I have to admit that I was fearful, I actually lack confidence in many situations and often worry about making a fool of myself, previous experience has taught me a great deal, I have to say though that it was a really fun filled 4 hours in which I made bread and Soup but more importantly made new connections

The efforts of my labours.

I have had quite a lot of new experiences recently some that I wouldn’t want to repeat but many that I have embraced, I do short mat bowls on a Monday evening with a great bunch of people and this has opened up new opportunities, I now help out with a Stroke club who use bowls has a form of therapy, I am undertaking a voluntary role within the community centre that I attend and am developing new friendships πŸ˜€. I have rejoined the gym, am doing a fundraiser for a mental health charity which involves doing 10,000 steps a day, so not only are you supporting a charity but you are spending more time outdoors walking πŸƒπŸƒπŸ‹πŸ‹ i have lost 10lbs weight in 3 weeks and embrace the life I live πŸ˜€ along with using the Sauna and Steam room at my local gym many of these experiences were new to me.

Live the life you love ❀️

Published by paulguisbournehiltonalifeworthgiving

I am a 56 years old male living for the last 5 years in Pembrokeshire West Wales in the UK. I have entitled this blog along with my Facebook page as A Life worth giving because when I was growing up I was taught that the only way to get on in life was to be selfish, not even sharing sweets, books, pens or anything. I moved into adulthood with very much the same view of life and entered in my teens a life of alcohol dependency, another very selfish trait, my drinking consumed every waking moment and I saw alcohol as both my best friend and worst enemy, the only real positive was that it never let me down. Life changed for me in 1997 in the month of April when I stopped drinking and started to awaken my feelings, I found that I actually enjoyed life, enjoyed feeling although it was hard and left me feeling vulnerable yet today I am at my happiest, in a very loving relationship and life is good. A life worth giving is about my journey through life but also about being selfless and serving others willingly and with an attitude of gratitude.

3 thoughts on “Trying something new

    1. Thank you so much, I’ve been more cautious I think has I have gotten older but actually I’m starting to really enjoy life and grasp it with both hands and I’m benefitting immensely.
      I am still cautious and don’t take unnecessary risks but I’m enjoying the things that I am doing.
      Thanks for your kind words and encouragement and I hope that everything is going well for you in your life.

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