Try Something New 2018

Try Something New: New Thing in August

In this blog, I pledged to try one new thing each month in 2018. The new thing could be trying a new food, doing a new activity, or going someplace new. I have asked my fellow readers and my boyfriend to hold me accountable. At the end of each month, I will tell you all what new thing or things I have tried. I will also discuss the barriers that caused me to not try it before.

I didn’t do many new things in August. I’ve been busy preparing for grad school (my math class was an undergraduate course), but still made time to do one new thing. Expect the rest of this year to not have many new things that I try thanks to grad school and the beginning stages of wedding planning.

So the new thing I did this month was going to a new restaurant.

Barrier to going to new restaurants: I think we went over this many times on this blog, but for my new readers, I am a picky eater. Due to society’s negative views on adult picky eaters, I am trying to become less picky. However, I have a fear of going to new restaurants because there is a possibility that there won’t be anything on the menu that I can eat. This has happened before (but with a familiar restaurant) when they ran out of my only “safe” food, and it was horrible.

Why I decided to try this new restaurant: Franklin and I have started a tradition that whenever we go to church, if it’s not a potluck day (which is only from October to June), we will go out to lunch after service. This restaurant was nearby, so we went there. It is a requirement that we go somewhere nearby because I don’t want to leave my car in the church parking lot for too long. I don’t trust any cop to not tow my car if no other car is at church.

My thoughts on the restaurant:

  • It’s the only place where a veggie burger isn’t obscenely spicy (earlier this year, I had a veggie burger so spicy that I could only finish it once it’s been chilled in a refrigerator)
  • I’d go here again (yeah, not much to say about this place)

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