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Getting out of your comfort zone (I karaoke)

I finally cracked down and tried karaoke in a public place. Lindsey and I went to a fund-raising party last night at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City (thanks, Josh!), and when I caught eye of the karaoke center, I decided to give “Sweet Caroline” a shot. I wouldn’t have done so had it not been for my previous experience at a Florida resort earlier this year (see Why Neil Diamond Is “So Good”).

How did it turn out? I did okay, only cracking my voice once. Will I regularly take up karaoke? Probably not. But I haven’t been that nervous and “out of place” in a long time. It was a good feeling and reminded me how important it is to get out of your comfort zone once in a while.

When’s the last time you did something unexpected?