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With less than a month until my 64th birthday, I’m ticking off the activities on my list of 64 wild things to do. During this time between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, I’m delving deeply into adventure. This is good! Adventure is my word and theme for next year and this in between time is prepping me for the new year it seems.
I am creating adventure. How you ask? I’m breaking out of routines, thinking about experiences rather than material things, dreaming big, putting action with my dreams and learning that truly, adventure is everywhere. And, I’ll allowing myself to be guided, invited and inspired.
Check out the first post in the birthday series HERE, for an explanation of this fun, ongoing celebration.
11/30/21 Have My Daughter-in-Law Create T-Shirts I Design (in process…I have one more shirt to design before Megan can create my tees.)
12/1/21 Email Pitch to Honolulu + Accommodations (in process)
12/2/21 Eat at a New to Me Restaurant (completed)
I completed this activity while on my solo getaway weekend in Springfield, Missouri. I chose Café Cusco, a Peruvian restaurant near my accommodations. My meal…vegan sweet potato noodle stir fry…tasted amazing! A few drops of their house hot sauce added to the outstanding flavor of the veggies and noodles. How fun to experience Café Cusco and Peruvian food for the first time.
12/3/21 Plan an Alleyway Garden (in process)
12/4/21 Watch an Adventure Documentary (not completed although I’ve selected “Expedition Happiness” to watch)
12/5/21 Reconnect with Tai Chi (in process)
Years ago, I took Tai Chi lessons with a local instructor. I loved those lessons in moving meditation….until my legs could no longer keep up with my desire to continue. Pain stopped the Tai Chi. Although I am healing, and no longer in intense pain, my legs remain more stiff than I’d like. One of my goals for 2022 is to strengthen my legs and create greater flexibility.
I expressed a desire to return to my Tai Chi practice. The next day, I received an invitation on Facebook from an instructor in the UK who offers free daily Tai Chi lessons. I accepted that invitation! Check out the page if you are interested as well.
12/6/21 Research Things to Do in Providence, Rhode Island (completed)
Providence is on my list of 15 cities I most want to visit!
12/7/21 Research Things to Do in Tempe, Arizona
Tempe is also on my list of 15 cities I most want to visit. I discovered both Providence and Tempe while doing research for Top Ten Hipster Cities in the US. I fit the hipster definition well and feel drawn to exploring these fun cities.
12/8/21 Email Pitch to San Francisco + Accommodations (in process)
12/9/21 Send Thank You Notes/Emails to Inspiring Wild Women (in process)
12/10/21 Research Things to Do in Boston (completed)
This city is high on my list of places I want to explore! Historical Boston offers so many fun things to do. My list is long.
12/11/21 Create Adventure Artwork for 2022 (in process…this art represents my symbol for next year, the VW van.)
12/12/21 Email Pitch to Carmel By the Sea + Accommodations (in process)
12/13/21 Drive Around and Look at Christmas Lights (completed)
It’s been years since I’ve enjoyed this seasonal activity. Greg and I drove to Carthage, Missouri on a mild evening, taking in the festive light displays there. I snapped a photo of a cute display on the historic courthouse lawn, then we walked through the light tunnel, off of the square. We also walked through Carthage Central Park. Thousands of lights adorn the trees, making it a magical experience.
12/14/21 Do the 30 Day Instagram Reel Challenge (scheduled to begin January 1, 2022)
Reels are an excellent way to grow an Instagram account. I’ve been reluctant, however, to create them as consistently as I should. This challenge is a fun way to get me in Reel creative mode. You can join the challenge HERE.
Adventure is Calling
And I am answering that call!
Have you heard the expression that what you focus on expands? As I am focusing on 2022, my Year of Adventure, adventures are flowing to me. I’m an active participant in creating adventure by not just waiting for it to find me but by planning and taking action steps and also by remaining open to those surprise opportunities that arrive as invitations.
Additionally, I’m discovering that adventures are everywhere. Although I love international travel, I’m also exploring in my own area and enjoying those experiences.
I’m loving the Year of Adventure already.
What are you focusing on, for 2022?
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