While I wouldn't say that rock climbing has ever appeared on my bucket list, I would say that I've always thought it would be fun to be the kind of person who exercises and recreates in such a cool way. But given that I could never even get off the ground when it came time to climb the rope in middle school PE, I didn't think rock climbing and I would be a good fit.
So when a rock climbing establishment arrived in College Station and a friend invited me and a few others to join her for 1/2 price Women's Wednesday, I said "yes" (wanting to be the kind of person who exercises and recreates in such a cool way) even though I wanted to say "no" (knowing I'm actually the kind of person who can't climb a rope).
It's important to learn to say "no", but it's equally important to learn to say "yes"...if we don't, at some point we'll miss out on new experiences. And I hadn't said agreed when Anne suggested rock climbing, I would never have known that I - WE - can actually do it!
We interspersed climbing "sessions" with beverages, snacks, chatting, and photo taking, appreciating the opportunity to work at our own pace. We didn't feel badly in the slightest when we needed to rest our hands.