Last year, I made a New Year’s resolution to try something new each week for the year 2014. I kept that resolution, as detailed in my blog https://adventuresacross2014.wordpress.com, and tried 29 new activities, 20 new places, and 9 new foods. Each week I grumbled a little at trying to find the time, but about five minutes into each adventure, I was always wonderfully glad to have tackled it. I mean, what is the real likelihood I would have taken fencing or a glassblowing lesson??? Or seen a demolition derby? I think I was totally destined still in 2014 to go see a roller derby, and drive the Oklahoma panhandle, but would I have bought that malanga root and been grossed out by the fact it looked like tiny compressed worms? Almost certainly not.
However, the tricky part was uploading the images and writing the blog afterwards – that always took two-three hours each week. And then there’s the fact that I never had time to try some of these new things more than once. I’d like to go back and take some more fencing lessons, for instance.
So the Adventures will continue in 2015, but at a different pace. Instead of something new every week, my goal is three new things each month: one new activity or place, one new food, and, this time, one new volunteer event. And I will continue with the blog to help keep me on track and share the experiences. (Also, to help jog my memory!!)
The rules are posted to the sidebar. I have a new famous quote to go with this though:
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” G. K. Chesterton.