I started doing something new each month since May 2013. Each month, I started going to a new place and doing one thing new. It had been a wonderful experience so far, and more importantly, it felt like doing the right thing or fulfilling a promise (to myself?). Although, I didn’t know what that promise is exactly – it just gave the snug feeling of, “Yes, Jia Xuan, well done!!”
Upon reflection, it could be said that I am trying new things and making conscious decisions to face my fears.
“Cancer, we’re coming to get you!” Race for Life, fundraising event by Cancer Research
I am doing my first run. First outdoor run and first something for charity.
You could say it was an impulsive act of mine (once again, just like skydiving) – I signed up last night i.e. 5 nights before the Race for Life at Hampstead Heath and intend to train for 3-4 days. My fundraising target was a mere £50.
“It’s my first 5k – it’d be fun,” I thought, “And surely I can find, in 4 days, 10 friends to donate £5 each?”
The fun factor was much more significant than the cause, but how life makes funny arrangements.