I started this blog before I turned thirty-nine in an attempt to push myself to get moving on my list of dreams. I've had a great life and a huge list of things i want to do! I really just want to spice it up, mix it up, scare myself spitless and have fun. I thought that doing and recording 39 New Things would be the way to let myself know (aka prove) that I had lived. Not just lived, but really gone for it, you know? I started in January and wondered if I could do all 39 before I turned 39 ... but that was only five months. A tad unrealistic, but as the saying goes, "shoot for the moon and you'll hit the stars." On my 39th birthday I went for a float plane ride #21. Undaunted I have kept on tracking the new things I have done. Though as time went on with less need to prove a point. New things happen and come into my life spontaneously all the time. I have planned and gone out of my way to make them happen too. Most of all what has come through this little experiment or game of mine is that I have a deeper appreciation for how great my life has been and how good it really is.
Some highlights that I will blog more in depth are:
- Singing for the Shoephoria kick off party and being recorded by David Cassiey! (Thanks Kris for that opportunity!)
- Co-Hosting Q 104 Morning Show with Ken O'Neil and my nieces!
- A trip to Thailand with my son Erik where there were all kinds of New Things happening and so many shenanigans that I have to blog about! Hilarious!
- Going to a writers' workshop with Armin Wiebe and really learning! ( just as an aside, as a pre-med, pre-nursing and then health major, creative writing wasn't in the mix of required classes. this was a first for me.)
i know what you're thinking... "promises, promises. now she won't post again for a year!"