It is so hard to believe that January is already over. I mean we have already finished one month in the new year. Time is just flying by, isn't it? Doesn't it seem like January just started and yet it is already ended?
Last week Tracy shared with you that this year she was planning to live better, that she wanted to live a better life. I thought about this and I think her plan of accomplishing her goal through smaller, more doable steps makes perfect sense. So while Tracy is planning to live better this year, my goal is to live by doing more.
I want to do more this year. I want to have more fun, try more new things, go out more, help people more, be more random, and live more in the moment instead of planning for the future. I want to have fun, achieve new things, and speak my mind more often. I want to be more outgoing, more open with my opinions, and more daring. I want to be able to look back on 2015 and say, "Man, I really lived this year." I want to look back and wonder just how did I accomplish all of that? So, you might be asking yourself, just how am I going to do this?
Most of the time I am practical. I need a plan. I need to have everything fully thought out and view all of the options. If someone springs something on me at the spur of the moment and they need an answer right at that moment, usually I say no. I haven't had time to think about it, to plan for it, so I say no. This year, if I think it will be fun I am going to say yes. There is going to be no more saying no just because I haven't had time to prepare for something or to plan for something. I'm not saying planning or scheduling something is a bad idea. I'm just saying I plan to be more flexible this year, more open to being a spur of moment girl.
This year is going to be the year of doing new things for me. I already have a few things planned, yes they had to be planned because I had to buy tickets in advance. I'm going to go see Midsummer Night's Dream performed at the Lexington Opera House. I'm going to go to a board gaming convention with a group of friends. I have started art class, people. Apparently we will be meeting once a month and learning how to paint a different landscape each time. This month it was a winter scene and next month it is a cherry blossom tree landscape. I have never painted something in my life for fun and I really enjoyed this class and I look forward to it next month. I am thinking that I will go to a concert or concerts this year. I will attend more festivals around my home that I have never attended in the past. Other new things for me are going to be to try new food, go to new restaurants, travel somewhere new, to learn new things, and to find a new hobby. If you have any suggestions on any of the previously mentioned things, just let me know and I will look into it.