Recently a few of us went to a wine and cheese fundraiser for another friend from work. We all met at the bus stop outside of work years ago. As we work in different departments and on different floors the bus stop was our connection.
K and I walked to and from the event. We walked an old train track path she knew about, but had never taken. The above picture was taken on our way home. I love exploring so finding a new walking path in my neighbourhood was too cool.
We talked about what we are currently doing and want to do. K is celebrating her 50th year and made up a list of things to do this year for the first time. She is currently making a canoe paddle. No, she doesn’t have a canoe and won’t be buying one. K just finished taking a class on making fly fishing hooks. Again, she doesn’t fish.
She also has simple items on her list like trying certain teas, drinking different cocktails and going to the Army Navy store. It is all about making this year count and documenting it as pictures to be taken. At the wine & cheese we tried oysters for the first time (for both of us). I took her picture for documentation. This wasn’t on her list but was an opportunity to try something new. That reason alone I’m in.
This got me thinking. Summer is approaching so why not create my own seasonal list of things to do in my area. Walks, restaurants, cocktails, art galleries the list can go on. Make the list now so that I am ready to go June 21st. I have a fun agenda already for the summer and can enlist friends as I go.
K is making her year memorable and capturing it for later. Her attitude is why not and I’m interested. Her fly fishing instructor asked her about fishing and she said “oh I don’t fish. I just wanted to take this class”. He asked her at the end of the class what she was taking next – she said making a canoe paddle. His response “you don’t have a canoe do you?”
It is all about making things happen and enjoying the process. I’ll be starting my list soon. So if you have anything you think I should be putting on it let me know. A favorite cocktail? Food? Book recommendation? All welcome.
You can always start now!