. . . More like Coyote Clumsy!

More like Coyote Clumsy

Illustration By Hildos ©2013

They say everyone has a risk muscle you keep it in shape by trying new things… If you don’t it atrophies. Make it a point of using it a least once a day…Other say never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic…

Well I couldn’t help but wonder … don’t we all feel that we are submerged with our daily routine that we fall into a repetitive and tedious life style…Is it relevant to those who want to take a leap to start with doing something new every day? Will it help them become fearless and persistent?

If things are wrong to the right shall we take our left or shall we just jump?

Doesn’t reinvention and transformation sink us with new challenges? So will trying something new even the silly or whacky stuff that take us to our crazy frame of mind will help us soar….or will it be more like having a surprise party every day?.. .hmm or is it? Will we feel fulfilled and more courageous when we step out of our comfort zone and open up to new possibilities or adventures or whatever…or it might be disappointing and can make you feel not proud… but isn’t it worse than not to try?

How much fun could this be?

Well doing something for the first time, crazy stuff especially is one of my expertise, for those who know me can confirm it for those who don’t can ask my mother 🙂

Anyway, Memorial Day 2012 I was in NYC having dinner with 2 of my friends when we decided to go to Hogs and Heifers in the Meat packing district. This is where Coyote Ugly was shot. For those of you who don’t know Hogs and Heifers check out

http://www.hogsandheifers.com .

Well at this bar you are asked to dance on the bar and remove your bra which will be added to their bra collection hung on the wall. As soon as we got in a couple of guys asked us to go on the bar. So I said to myself yah what the heck pffftt…SO WHAT?…piece of cake!? That will be fun. Well it was an expedition just to get on the bar (well am on a little bit on the heavy side and needed a butt lift :)) but I got there with the help of these nice guys.

Next we started dancing and then they asked us to remove our bras!! Which of course we did not (I would have gladly done it but didn’t coz my boobs are on the heavy side too and with no bra that will be a disaster!!) well we finished dancing now the hard part… going down!! My 2 friends got down; I stayed for a couple of minutes more and then decided to go down. But as I was holding the hand of one of the guys, I slipped and fell directly on his face well actually more like got my boobs in his face, eh..Awkward …but well for those who know me well I just said sorry had a burst of laughter and moved on…

Well embarrassing yes…but I stepped out of my comfort zone and it was fun so was the rest of the night!!

Do we owe it to ourselves to fall? Well! I did it and got some nasty bruises and a big laugh along the way…SO WHAT? I recommend it every day. And no matter how hard we land we owe it to ourselves to fall. Isn’t stretching our limit, testing our boundaries and learn something new about ourselves can boost our self confidence and enthusiasm and make us find out what we are capable of and may be have a laugh along the way?

Should we or shouldn’t we set the bar higher or else we will never know high we can jump?

They say if you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting and face some very difficult realities about yourself….then truth will not be withheld from you…So if you are miserable or detached where do u go? Well the best answer would be ‘seek an unfamiliar territory’ …May be it sounds absurd but it will give you a laugh …Food for a thought

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Hilda Abla aka Hildos is Lebanese-Armenian artist living in Brooklyn. She started her artistic venture when she was 5 at the children art program at Lebanese American University, through which she pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts later on. She is also holder of a master degree in Marketing and Communications from ESCP-EAP and attended painting residencies at School of Visual Arts. She exhibited her art work in several venues in Beirut and New York City and was featured in several magazines such as New York Art Magazine and Art Fuse. She believes that art comes with a responsibility and a message and her latest commitment is directed to changing the way women view their bodies and themselves and ‘Seeing beauty in Imperfection’.

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