I’ve been very fortunate in my life to meet great people at the bus stop. Some are “bus stop friends” where we catch up at the bus stop or sitting on the bus on the way home. Others I can now call friends away from the bus stop. We know each other’s birthdays. We celebrate our wins together. Oh yes I’ll be at your fundraiser. That works for me on Saturday. That sort of thing. One bus stop friend celebrated her 50th birthday in October and on January 1, 2018 she decided to do a 50 list of firsts.
It was fun and I wanted to hear what she was up to all year and even helped her experience a few firsts. Oysters was one. Yes, she tried them for the FIRST time. This was fun as we were at another bus stop friend’s school fundraiser. She completed her 50 first list with pictures I might add. I took the one of her eating her first oyster. Click. PS it was my first oyster also.
The other day at the bus stop (it is winter so neither of us are walking or biking as much) she came up with another idea. She enjoyed her 50 new things so much she wants to do something this year. So this year she is tackling the alphabet. The plan is to try, experience, read, eat – you get the idea – something she has never had or done before. The alphabet does not have to be completed in order and there is some flexibility. Her idea. Her rules. She tried archery for the first time over the weekend. Also she had a Boston cream at a coffee shop she had never been to before. She is counting these as her “A” and “B”. The flexibility comes into play in that she could have used the name of the coffee shop as her “R”.
Well, I thought this was a neat idea. So before she got off the bus I was in. I’m doing the alphabet this year! We started tossing around ideas on the bus . Once I’m committed to something it is pretty well a done deal. Next is to put my thinking cap on for my alphabet year. I would love to hear what you think of this idea. Also please give me suggestions! Maybe a book to read? A drink to try? I’m open as I think some letters will be harder than others.
I’m looking forward to this as it will push me a little to try new things. Oh, I now have my “U” as I went to Unplugged at our Conventions Centre. It was a first year anniversary party for the convention centre with music and treats. Check!
Would love for you to join us. We’ve set up a #2019abcyear on Instagram to capture out adventures. I would love to see your ABC year there also!!
You can always start now!