Last weekend was full of lots of (slightly boozy) happy hours and brunches. But, that’s one of the best parts of the weekend, isn’t it? On Friday, I went to Copal in Pioneer Square to grab drinks with a family friend who was visiting from back home. We made it a double date and ended up staying almost four hours. I mean…if that isn’t a sign of a great time, I don’t know what is. We talked about everything from love, business and life. I walked away feeling so grateful for that supportive relationship.
Sunday was full of brunch at Woodblock in Redmond and backflips. My boyfriend surprised me a few weeks ago with tickets to LUZIA by Cirque de Soleil at Marymoor Park. The show was beyond incredible! I think my jaw dropped at least 15 times during the course of the show. The performers were so talented, the costumes were beautiful, and the water element was such a nice touch. We went to the 1 o’clock show and were back home for a lazy Sunday afternoon by 5ish. Who knew brunch and a show could take so much energy?
There’s one lesson that I keep learning over and over again: there’s no better time than the present. I have always been a planner and because of my Type A personality, tend to research, plan, talk about things…and then plan some more. This applies to things as big as a week long trip to Hawaii, or even things as little as Friday night dinner plans and online clothing orders. It’s so easy to say “I’ll finish that tomorrow” or “I’ll call her next week” or “I’ll look into that on Sunday.” I’ve tried to break that habit and honestly, it’s made me so much happier. I’m still all about researching and planning when appropriate, but sometimes…you just have to stop putting stuff off and do it now. And, oddly enough, being a little more spontaneous keeps me motivated and allows me to live more in the moment. Just two days ago, we booked a white water rafting excursion for July! For two years, I’ve been talking about going on a trip, so on the bus to work on Monday morning, I texted some friends, we picked a date and just like that…we’re going in July! And it all happened in a 30 minute timespan.
Are you a planner, or do you live in the moment? When’s the last time you did something spontaneous?