This weekend, I am hosting a fun-filled girls’ party, and I could not be more excited. The only problem with the plan…I may not have time to complete my list of adventures!
It started with the idea that my older sister would visit for a few days. This of course meant that my younger sister who lives closer would need to come too. So while making plans for the sister weekend, one of my Army “sisters” reached out stating she had a free weekend. Of course, I told her to join in on the plans.
If you have followed some of my posts, you already know that I can be full of ideas, energy and lists. Naturally, I have put together some ideas for my sister weekend. We have all had some life stressors recently and really could use the girl time and the stress relief. Adventure, activity and laughs are definitely in need. So here is my list of ideas to make my sisters unwind a bit:
- Kayak on the river.
- Take a paddle board yoga class on the river.
- Go to my daughter’s sorority family day: scavenger hunt and lunch.
- Hike (and take pictures) at a canyon/state park.
- Go to a classy symphony.
- Walk around the farmers’ market.
- Listen to some free live music at the downtown parks.
- Go to a painting and sip place.
- See some girly movies while wearing facemasks and eating chocolate. (Netflix-not theater, lol.)
- Bake some cookies…and devour them!
- Make some homemade soup…and then eat it.
- Chat about life, which may include tears, laughs, screams or all of those.
- Go eat sushi with girly cocktails.
This is not a mandatory list of course. We can deviate from the plans due to rain, lack of interest, or some other idea. I may be full of ideas but I am not the inflexible cruise director who demands we stay on schedule. No, we will go with the flow. I merely thought I would offer some ideas since I am the host and it is my hometown after all.
In my opinion, lists have to be fluid for them to be good. You can’t make a list so restrictive or complicated that it is hard to complete or it falls apart if one step is missed. That would only set the plan up for failure and disappointment. And in the case of my adventure-unwind weekend, that would be counterproductive.
So my advice to you wonderful followers is to seize your days, each and everyone. Make a list of what you want to do, accomplish and see. Your list can be big or small. Or better yet, it includes both big and small plans. It fuels your need for adventure AND quiet. Make it flexible and fluid. Try new things. Go new places. Through this, you will find out what you are passionate about and what you are not. And when you find your passion, you find your talents, energy and true self.
P.S. So if I don’t post anything until Monday…you will know I am working on the above list:)