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Variety is the Spice of Life

When I was a teenager, I worked for one summer in a factory putting together key fobs.

The fobs consisted of three pieces – a ring, a connector and the rubber fob itself.  The job required me to place the pieces in a machine, twist my wrist, and stomp my foot to release a hammer that would pinch the connector in place.

I could pump hundreds of these fobs out in minutes.  I didn’t mind working in the factory.  It was clean.  I was treated well.  It just wasn’t my passion. 

As a teenager, I also worked as a babysitter, lifeguard, theme park dart game attendant, waitress, golf course beverage cart driver, and bartender.  I enjoyed each of these jobs, but I knew I wanted something more.  Though at the time I had no idea what that “more” entailed.

Variety is the spice of life.

I don’t know who coined that phrase, but it’s one to live by.  How do you know what you like if you don’t experience new things?

See new places.

Meet new people.

Read new books.

Try new hobbies.

Everytime you try new things you gain something.  You learn something new about yourself and about the world around you. 

I took something away from each job I held.  I learned discipline, communication skills, and responsibility.  I also learned how to make a manhattan and how to fold a fancy dinner napkin.  All of these skills I use to this day (especially the folded napkins at holiday time).  

When you find yourself stuck in a rut make a conscious effort to add something new to your routine.  You never know what you'll gain from the experience.

How can you spice up your life today?

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