How can you try new things? Empty your head of expectations. That’s the advice of Andrew Zimmern, the host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods America.
For example, this week I’m flying with my 17 month old daughter for the first time. It’s a risk, in that she could scream her head off, get lost, projectile vomit, or get me arrested (hey, anything is possible). But I am entering the experience with no expectations. What will happen will happen. I have done my research and made preparations. But in the end, I cannot control the experience. So I’m going to let go of expectations and hopes and just deal with reality as it occurs.
So let go of those expectations and live it up!