Alexis Mullins

Alexis Mullins
Jun 25 2024

Do Something Different

“If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.” Over the past few months, I have found so much truth in these 15 words by Henry Ford. All too often, we find ourselves walking the same path day by day, completing the same routine week by week. I found myself living by the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While sometimes this saying is great, in other scenarios it holds us back from reaching new heights. 


I have a routine I walk through every day during the summer. It pretty much consists of me feeding animals, cleaning up after my animals and working animals. I had done this routine every summer for as long as I could remember, and I never thought I could or should try something different. When I was offered the opportunity to make a trip to Nebraska to shadow a horse trainer of a different discipline, my first thought was that there was no way I could leave my routine for two weeks. I had convinced myself that my routine is all I could do with my summer freedom. It took some convincing, but after discussing all of the doors this opportunity would open, I took a two-week break from my routine to expand my skills and grow my knowledge. During those two weeks I learned new things and had a great time. Looking back, I’m so glad I took the chance and did something different. 


This year, I have the opportunity to attend my first ever summer camp! I am so very excited to experience the camp life and make memories with members from across the state. As someone who has found myself stuck walking the same path day by day, I challenge you to find something new and incorporate it into your life this summer!

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