For this issue, we asked our contributors “How have you surprised yourself?” Click on the pictures for their answers and links to their websites.

Alison Green

I started surprising myself a lot in my mid-30s by taking up hobbies I never thought I’d get into in a million years (like running) and making style choices I didn’t think I’d be bold enough to go through with (like shaving one side of my head). As I’m about to enter my 40s, this is a good reminder to keep surprising myself!