I love a good routine. As I write this, I’m sitting on our back patio with a cup of coffee (steamed almond milk and a dash of honey per usual) and my laptop, having completed my skincare routine, popped my vitamins, and done a quick meditation. Just like I do every single morning. Studies have shown that creating healthy habits is one of the best ways we can stick to our wellness goals, and as someone who is naturally attracted to routine, I’ve easily embraced the idea. The only problem is that when I always wake up at the same time every day, do the same workouts, and down my go-to green smoothie, the days start to blend together and suddenly I can wake up feeling like I’ve fallen into a rut. When I had a birthday a few weeks ago, I decided I needed to shake things up and introduce some variety in my life… and why not start by conquering a few items on this list that I created for myself when I turned 30? I went right to the top and decided it was finally time to learn how to surf, and since NLand Surf Park recently opened in Austin, it meant that I didn’t have to book a trip to a far flung locale to take a few lessons. Keep reading to see what happened when Adam and I picked up surf boards for the first time, plus a few of the benefits of getting outside your comfort zone and trying something new.
*photos by Ryan Magsino