So the day of the April Fool marks the passing of three months of the year. And as such, I thought it would be a useful time to let you all know how I am getting on with my 52 new experiences for the year.
I’ve ticked 10 experiences off the list (now greyed out) and added at least another five non-list experiences to my life.
Just as with gratitude and opportunities, when you start looking for them, you see them. So I am in the habit now of acknowledging and appreciating each new experience I have. Swimming in an outdoor pool on a freezing cold day; having acupuncture; speaking to a room of over 250 people and not peeing my pants; skiing off-piste and loving every minute of it; dressing up for the Rocky Horror Picture Show and wandering through Soho without a care in the world. Each of these small acts have added something to my year (and to me as a person I think). And they are just as worth celebrating as the experiences that managed to make it onto the list in the first place.
As I mentioned when I put the original list up, it’s about being conscious of how I use my time and making the most of the time I have. It’s about finding the time for things that bring me joy, new ideas and a new perspective and it’s not about ticking items off lists.
Yet I have really appreciated and enjoyed having the list. It has allowed me to think about what I might want to do with my weekends. It has meant that I have shared experiences with friends, and in the process shared lots of laughter and love. It has given me a focus when I needed it.
I look forward to another quarter of experiences – both listed and not!