In November, I launched a somewhat ambitious 20 Days of November Fun. I went into it naively thinking that I would accomplish 100% of what I set out. Here’s what I learned:
- Girls just wanna have…. some lowkey days where they aren’t bothered. Many of my plans required travel and an overall openness to being vulnerable and trying new things. Some days I just wasn’t feeling it though. Especially on weekdays, sometimes depression or exhaustion would get the best of me and keep me home. In this next round, I've tried to minimize the number of events I felt that I would flake on if I was tired or feeling meh.
- It’s easier with a friend. I was much less likely to skip something if I knew there would be someone else there. Friends, please invite yourself to anything on this list so I actually get my lazy butt out there!
- 50% completion still feels really good. I thought I would feel really shitty for not completing all 20 things on my list. At the end of the day though, even if I only did 10 out of 20 new things, that's still 10 things that I wouldn't have otherwise tried. Also, are any of my friends really going to give me crap for not fully completing a self-imposed events calendar? I hope not.
With that said, I tried to integrate more introverted activities that required less outward effort, planning, and exposure to other humans. For weekdays especially, I tried to focus more on activities that will nurture 2018 personal goals such as healthier eating, rather than events that drain energy. My hope is that maybe you can sprinkle in a couple of new delights in your usual routine.
- Jan 6: Andrew Wyeth at SAM
- Jan 7: Intro to Wire Working at Beadworld
- Jan 8: Make Kale Salad with Apples and Cheddar
- Jan 9: Dance Church at Velocity Dance Center
- Jan 10: Drop in volleyball (Weds at 7:15pm, Rainier Community Center, $4)
- Jan 11: Discuss "The Visual Display of Quantitative Information" at Ada's Technical Books
- Jan 12: Be merry at Witness' 4-6pm Happy Hour
- Jan 13: Play Ultimate Frisbee at Cal Anderson and/or checks out Ballard Art Walk
- Jan 14: Eat dumplings at the newish Dough Zone in International District
- Jan 15: MLK day. JZ to volunteer somewhere.
- Jan 16: Make Vegan Thai Curry Vegetables
- Jan 17: Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers at Galvanize
- Jan 18: Check out Pacific Northwest Photography Center
- Jan 19: See Two Trains Running, a play set during the civil rights movement,
- Jan 20: Perfect At Home Coffee Brewing at indi chocolate
- Jan 21: Volunteer for Womxn Act on Seattle, a day of action on the anniversary of the worldwide Women’s Marches
- Jan 22: Make Tomato Chickpea Curry
- Jan 23: Go see either Disaster Artist or The Darkest Hour
- Jan 24: Move and groove to Wafia at Barboza and/or wander around Chophouse Row Night Market
- Jan 25: Soak up some great storytelling at Fresh Ground Stories
If you're hungry for more, you can check out my November list here. My favorite was pasta night at Artusi, breakfast pastries at Amandine Bakeshop, and getting my library at the beautiful Seattle central public library. Happy 2018 folks.