This past weekend my goal was to do at least one fun, unexpected thing each day. Mission accomplished. It is too easy to fill free hours with errands, busywork, chores. Recent life events made me realize that I need to grab a hold of my time when I can, not let my life slip away. Some weekends are scheduled from start to finish, some productive, but hopefully there is some time to explore, enjoy.
I spent an evening socializing with friends, saw Bad Moms with a neighbor (very funny, from someone who endured the PTO Primadonnas), gardened, walked my dogs, went out to eat.
One of the highlights was biking in the Lake County Forest Preserve. It was a gorgeous morning and so reminded me of my childhood. Eight friends on bikes, riding for miles while laughing, reminiscing, planning, joking, only one getting lost for a brief few minutes. No real schedule, no set plans, other than to enjoy our morning, leaving all responsibilities behind.
And the weekend is upon us again. So I shall set the same goal—do one spontaneous thing each day. Try it. And let me know what new experiences you have!