Days 38 and 39 of '40 DAYS OF FACING FEARS': New food and performing
The below is from the original Facebook post from April 9th 2017:
I'm a little behind with updating days 38-40 of this challenge, so I'll compile days 38 and 39 below:
Day 38 of '40 DAYS OF FACING FEARS' - it's a Friday night, let's try a different kind of food (as it's been a long week)
It was a 'small' challenge for this day: trying a different kind of food (as it'd been a long week and I'd forgotten to do a challenge earlier in the day). Chinese crepes = delicious!
Day 39 of '40 DAYS OF FACING FEARS' - welcoming back the musical performer inside of me
Not very people may know that I used to be an avid musician - playing the piano and my flute and piccolo in all types of orchestras, concert bands, chamber groups and solo concerto competitions. When I started university and started studying law, this all fell by the wayside as studying, staying active and partying became bigger priorities. I would occasionally play the flute or the piano, but it was something that became a 'when I have time to do' thing.
Then, full time work happened and without realising it, it became that I hadn't picked up and played my flute in almost 5 years... It had always been at the back of my mind that something was 'missing' but I didn't realise what this was until I played a few pieces of music today. While the technique was not where it used to be, I could still sight-read music and my muscles remembered multiple beautiful musical numbers. Playing music is a bit of a private love of mine, so sharing this part of my life is the challenge for day 39!
Without doing this challenge, I don't know whether I would have made the time to do this again until a spontaneous free afternoon came around. Doing this challenge has brought so many different hues of beauty back into my life that I didn't realise I missed. It's also made me realise how I unconsciously held myself back in so many ways. Feeling so much gratitude for what I've done for myself and for others over the last 40 days. It's time to play bigger!