Eat New Things

Hi Everyone!


Welcome again to Courtney Psak’s 30 days to 30 blog. Based off of my book Thirty Days to Thirty, a fiction novel that is a fun light hearted or vacation/beach read about a girl accomplishing her bucket list before her 30th birthday.


Although it’s a chick lit, it’s also about self discovery and personal development that is meant to inspire people like me who are almost 30 and want to accomplish those bucket list items that they have been meaning to get to, but tend to let fall to the wayside.


This blog is about my bucket list items that I am accomplishing before I turn 30. I hope they inspire you to do the same!

Up until I started dating Paul, I had a very plain palate. My mother is a picky eater, so we never really had anything adventurous for dinner in our household.

Paul on the other hand, is very adventurous. So needless to say he got a little tired of the fact that all I was ever willing to go to was your standard TGI Fridays.

So he finally told me that it was about time that I started trying things. He refused to have to go to the same places anymore. I can’t say that I blame him. Since he understood what I liked and didn’t like, he would always order something safe that he knew I would like and then he would order something I might like that was a little more adventurous.

Slowly but surely he got me to try knew things. To this day I’m a bit of a pain. I only go to Mexican restaurants that have chicken fajitas or Thai places that have pad thai, but even now, I’m still working on it.

Your palate also changes every seven years, because your body changes in that same time frame. So I also started to try things that I knew I didn’t like in high school. Sure enough, I found out that I love Brussels sprouts.

The picture above is me trying an oyster for the first time. I’ve always had a fear of this because you never know if it’s a bad oyster until you’ve already swallowed it. But thankfully Paul eating his fair share of oysters knew what looked good and what looked questionable.

below is my reaction to that oyster.


So what have I learned over the years when it comes to trying new things? There are obviously going to be certain foods you don’t like, but more often than not I find that what I tried was really good and I can’t believe I had gone through life that long without it.

It also helps you to be healthier. In college, my idea of a diet was plain iceberg lettuce and a dry piece of chicken. I had no idea what you could do with just a few spices. Now when I’m trying to be healthy it doesn’t feel so torturous.

Paul and I love to cook now, so it’s great to experiment on ways to make things healthier and that only happens when you are willing to try new things.

Maybe I’ll try oysters again in another seven years.


Thank you for reading this entry of Courtney Psak’s 30 days to 30 blog. I hope this inspires you with your own bucket list to accomplish as much as you can before your 30th or even before your next birthday!


Remember be sure to check out Thirty Days to Thirty if you are looking for a fiction chick lit novel that is a fun, light, vacation or beach read.

Buy Thirty Days to Thirty Here




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