Be Adventurous This New Year

When was the last time you did something that really pushed you out of your comfort zone? For me, it was two months ago. I moved across the country to a new town where I knew nobody. This adventure is easily the best thing I’ve done for myself in years. I challenge you to make 2016 a year of getting outside your comfort zone and doing something adventurous for yourself. While picking up your life and relocating to a new town isn’t an option for everyone, there are other ways to push your limits and challenge yourself this year.

Visit somewhere new

This is a great way to experience new locations without making the full commitment of moving. Traveling will get you out of your comfort zone and teach you about different cultures. If you have the resources and the time, one of the top 20 best trips of 2016 from National Geographic is sure to be a highlight of your year. Pick a place on your travel bucket list and make it a reality in 2016. You can even have an adventure without a passport and on a small budget. Pick a city within driving distance to experience a fun day trip.

Learn a new skill

I’m a firm believer that education should not end at graduation. Whether you haven’t stepped foot in a classroom in decades or you’re still working towards a diploma, there is still something we can learn. Look into free classes taught at your local community center or library, or enroll in a local community college class. Think you don’t have time to devote to a class? There are plenty of free tutorials online for all kinds of skills — from foreign languages to cooking techniques.

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Try a new food

There are so many delicious flavors in the world, don’t limit yourself to the same ones you’ve always enjoyed! Delysia Chocolatier has a few very unique chocolate treats that are a fun way to get out of your comfort zone. The Insect Truffle Collection is the ultimate food adventure. Featuring the three most commonly eaten insects, each truffle is a truly unique, healthy, and sustainable treat. If you aren’t feeling adventurous enough to try the spicy grasshopper, cool mealworm, and sweet cricket truffles, we have a few other unique flavors you may have never tried. The Ghost Pepper bark is another great way to get out of your comfort zone with a new flavor. This dark chocolate treat, featuring the world’s hottest naturally grown pepper, is the perfect combination of salty and spicy. If you’re looking for something milder yet still unique, try our Lavender Chocolate Mix. This delicious hot chocolate, mix featuring fresh Texas lavender, will leave you feeling relaxed and uplifted.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.