Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Un-Boring 2012! The Reveal!

I can't believe it is already almost March! I'm writing this post just before midnight on the 29th of February - this crazy extra day. An extra day is great and all but it's not like it was really a free day. If today was an actual free day, we all would have been off from work. We all would have hung out and had barbeques in this untraditionally warm weather. We all would have marched in a parade. But it wasn't a free day, no, it was a regular day, business as usual, time marches on - we just got to write 2/29/12 on the tops of papers and on checks.

I'm sure somewhere in the world, someone is celebrating the exciting-ness of an extra day. I'll have to look for such celebrations or plan some of my own the next time a Leap Day rolls around. It's too late for Leap Day but it's not too late to make the entire year un-boring!

My friend, Alison, declared last year a year of fun and created an un-boring list for herself. When I visited her in August, I got to witness her cross of glassblowing from her list. There is something really cool about actively deciding to take hold of your life and make it fun. Since high school, I have been a very reflective person. Everyday, I take time to think about what I love about life and what I am so grateful for.
This year, I decided to take Alison's lead and to make an Un-Boring List of my own. I didn't make it too long and I didn't make it to extravagant but I did make it fun. Fun will be had, come what may!

Here's what's on my list:

#1 - Go on a cruise *check*
#2 - Take French lessons
#3 - Go on a Segway tour
#4 - Visit a butterfly garden *check*
#5 - Host a book swap
#6 – Go to Mall of America
#7 – Go to a Bulls game
#8 – Picnic and play at Michigan Dunes
#9 – Makeover an old bridesmaid dress
#10 – Make a pie
#11 – Grow herbs and a tomato plant
#12 – Volunteer for Sophia’s Heart

What would you put on your Un-Boring List? Want to join me on any of my un-boring fun? Have an ideas for how to get some of these done??? Un-Boring support wanted!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You are so sweet!

I have a 2012 list too!

Ride a giant roller coaster, go toa polo match, tarot card reading, visit a national park, Tanglewood Sunday, Karaoke, try wind surfing, have a picnic, golf in a new state, explore yoga/pilates, go to an opera, watch "Beautiful Life" movie, meditate... WHO'S WITH ME??