One of the things I learned in life that has taken me a while to adjust to is to try new things. I tend to find it difficult to try new things; I am not going to lie. I believe that if something is working for me, then why should I switch it up, right? Switching things up might mess with something that has no reason to be missed with.
A few years ago, I decided to switch it up. When I was back in Minnesota, a friend of mine asked if I liked sushi. I told him “Hell no, I don’t like no damn sushi, that stuff is nasty”. He then asked, “Have you even tried it before?” I replied with, “No, I haven’t actually.” He then gave me the look of “Boy, you never even tried sushi so why are you knocking it?”
That day, we set up a date for when we were going to eat sushi. I thought it was a horrible idea. I was thinking I was not going to like it and that I was going to die of mercury poisoning. But one positive thing about this was that he was going to buy it and not me.
The day came and I am not going to lie, if I did not like the sushi I would have felt bad because my friend would’ve wasted his money. I was nervous due to thinking I was going to get poisoned or something that was most likely not going to happen. We went inside this place and it looked very nice and chill. My friend tells me we can order all we want from the menu because it was an endless restaurant. When I heard that, I fell in LOVE. Sushi got a few points for that news that was exciting to me.
When we were looking at the menu, I did not know what I was going to get. So, my friend helped me out and told to get the tempura shrimp. I order that and I was not nervous because I thought shrimp was yummy in any way it came to me. I got my first plate of sushi and I got a taste of it. After chewing on a piece of the roll and feeling it out, I thought I was high. It was like the feeling of being high for the first time. That is how good it felt in my mouth. I thought to myself that I wish I could’ve tried sushi sooner. I have been missing some good food all these years and I didn’t get to it sooner because of my rules of not trying new things. After this, I got more tempura shrimp and decided to add the avocado roll, which is a roll that also tasted lovely.
The point that I am trying to make is to try new things, stop being a wuss and just do it because you might be missing out on something very good. Go out there and go try some food you do not like even though it has never touched your taste buds. Chances are, they might do some good to them.