What was your last act of spontaneity? (Author: Me)
Lately I’ve done THREE rather impulsive things. Of the “what was I thinking” variety :)
ONE | I signed myself up for tennis lessons. Every time I log onto Pinterest or Facebook I’m overwhelmed with statistics posted by friends about running. Nothing interests me less than running, but I felt incredible pressure to conform – and fail. I don’t know what took me so long but one day I looked up tennis lessons and booked myself in with a pro to get me back into playing shape. If I’m going to exercise it’s going to be on my terms doing something I love – not something everyone else is doing.
TWO | Following the lead of Jo Maz – one of the mums at school – I’ve organized an all-inclusive lunch for the mums (and dads, too) of kids in our middle school. The invitation went out to 88 addresses. At last count there will be about half that number attending! Yikes! With such an enthusiastic response, clearly this is something long overdue. Now my job is to find a suitable venue to accommodate all of us in January.
THREE | Do you ever meet someone and know that you know them, though you’ve never met them before? When I met Helen at a gathering at Elaine’s home I had an immediate sense that we’ve known each other forever. She calls it a “kindred spirit” meeting another and she may be right. Helen was in the front room reading cards. Now, my fascination with reading of cards, tea leaves, palms goes back to my childhood. When Helen read my cards I was fascinated. It was remarkable and cathartic. I’ve signed up for seven appointments with her. I cannot wait to enjoy this new experience!
For a while now, for my kids, I’ve let go of the word “should” and use the word “yes” more. I think it’s high time I do the same for myself and just follow my heart and do what I want to do and not worry about conforming to the expectations of others.
A very hard thing for an A-type eldest, but it’s been fun so far!