I was having breakfast with an inspirational friend the other day. She’s the kind of person that makes lists of things she’s never done before but would like to do. It’s not a bucket-list really, nor a list of things she’s afraid of. It’s more of a list of activities that she has never done before but thinks would be really cool. Some of the things on her list include climbing a rock face, playing a game of polo, or going to an observatory to learn about constellations. And she even has plans to pay for a movie at the theater, then sneak into another movie after the first is done. Yes, I know this is illegal, but for the amount of money movie theaters make on tickets and food I’m guessing no one is going to be homeless after her once in a lifetime movie hopping ponzi scheme.
Her list even includes doing all of these things with a specific group of people. They actively do one thing on the list together, every month for the year. How cool is that?
While we were eating breakfast, this same friend asked me,
"When was the last time you did something for the first time?"
Oh boy do I love questions like that. I stopped to think. I thought for a bit. Then said, “I don’t know.”
We all have such regular routines in our lives. Doing the same thing day in and day out. How often do we spice things up or push our comfortable edge?
I bring this up because this friend of mine is having quite a fun life.
She laughs all…the…time. She loves to chat with others about their experiences. She’s super fun to be around. She draws you in.
She enhances life, and it in turn, is enhanced by her.
Isn’t fun and enjoyment something we’d all like to have more of in our lives?
She’s living proof it’s possible.
I took her advice and had a crazy dinner adventure at a local restaurant in Manhattan last week. First time for me. It was SO fun. I laughed and laughed and laughed. I have amazing memories.
Next I’m going to give a speech at my local toastmasters group every week for a month. Now that’s definitely pushing my edge.
When’s the last time you did something for the first time?
I’ve got my list started. What’s on yours?
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