I have been working on stepping out of my comfort zone, because frankly I’ve found it’s surprisingly fun.
Father’s Day was Sunday and for some reason my humble husband thinks I need the day off from cooking. Or maybe he just wanted to treat himself to some real good food? Either way, we ate lunch out that day.
Mr. Awesome’s choice? The local Mexican restaurant, Ay Jalisco.
The food is excellent each time we eat there. However, I’m simply tired of always looking at the menu for 10 minutes and ordering the same old number 9.
On Sunday it went like this:
We sit down and the waiter brings us menus.
CRAP! CRAP! CRAP!
They have NEW menus!
We’ve been coming to this place since they opened their doors. How could they spring new a new menu on me like this?!
People, I can handle hard things, but NOT ON THE SPOT LIKE THAT!
I’m kidding, sort of.
I had a moment of fear as I tried to look for something familiar and scope out any new options.
The new menu was laid out well and much more visually appealing, I just wasn’t expecting it.
I spent way too long staring at the menu, like an embarrassing amount of time. They gave us extra time, and then came back and I insisted they let my family order their food first. Then it was my turn and I couldn’t make a decision.
The waiter had so much patience and was so friendly. He asked me what I liked. I told him basically chicken, beans, rice, veggies, everything except tortillas.
He suggested some dish I couldn’t pronounce and I said “Sure, that sounds fun!” and handed over the menu.
When my food arrived it was humongous, colorful, delicious, and I’m not afraid to admit that I finished nearly the whole thing on my own (then skimped on supper later). I’m so glad I didn’t say in that number 9 rut!
What if when we’re faced with new situations, instead of being scared we either A) ask for help, or B) just face them with a “Sure, That Sounds Fun” attitude?
Doesn’t that sound good? I mean really, doesn’t it?
Let’s you and me both practice that, okay?
This is NOT a sponsored post, but if you’re in the mood for Mexican food, I suggest you check out your nearest Ay Jalisco. If you don’t know what to order, ask for suggestions. You won’t be sorry! And if you aren’t a pig like me, you can split your meal and have leftovers for later!
Pro-tip: Occasionally the salsa is crazy spicy, depending on if they have deseeded the jalapeños before dicing them. It’s still delicious, but it’ll make you sweat. Just be sure you keep some water in your glass!