Looking back, I realized I have taken life too seriously and a look at my pictures currently tells of a different story. Last year, I psyched my mind to have fun, learn something new, or visit a place once a month. Formally, I would always go to a boutique with a cousin to purchase clothes. January 2019, got me shopping alone for the first time. it’s certainly not my fault it’s probably because of the training I got while growing up. My circle of friends would want me to be the outgoing, flexible and spontaneous type. Even though spontaneity is done without planning, being a spontaneous person takes a lot of practice and some people are born with this spark while others just develop the love for it. I admit, I was “stuck-up” and the fun part was missing. The guy next door didn’t understand why I’d go to work at 8 a.m., close at 5p.m and still stay indoors. To him, weekends were supposed to be relaxing days and he couldn’t just fathom why someone would give an excuse to be preoccupied. A walk through that boutique got me sweet-talking and bargaining real hard for a dress for my date that evening.
A night at KFC Restaurant certainly went into my diary as part of my “Have fun once every month” it may be good to occasionally (or perhaps frequently) do something that seems outrageous to people and perhaps to you. Do something people won’t even expect. It will always keep your life interesting and keep other people from thinking they have you tucked away nicely in a little box of their own design.Alanis Morissette said in his books…
Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip, or trying new things is a very attractive quality.
The importance of being spontaneous is keeping your mind fresh and experiencing less stress, finding an inspiration anywhere and having to live outside your comfort zone once a while. This time around I was tired of watching movies all alone on my laptop at home. February gave me a good treat and helped me experience beauty like never before. I had a blast that month at a Cinema.
People who are spontaneous have adventure in their eyes and they don’t let the moments pass them by and see regrets only in missed opportunities. They are the people who don’t live day to day but rather for each day. Doing outrageous things means doing different things to different people. For one, it might mean climbing the Mount Everest and to another, it might mean a change of style of clothing and a new appearance. I used to dress in a very simply and not so classy way even though I love the glitz and classy styles I see my peers put on. I decided to be a bit creative and fabulous in my appearance. Just looking simple but in a stylish way. This trend brought out the confidence in me and in my way of speaking.
Don’t just say a list of things you would want to do; just do it when you say it. Try doing something new every month and monitor your progress. Take driving lessons, learn how to sew a dress, stop procrastinating and write that book, take swimming lessons, read that novel and be a spontaneous person today. In the month of March, I had to fulfil a promise by attending a friend’s wedding ceremony. Formally, I would have stayed home to have a good sleep, read or watch movies (as usual). Attending this ceremony brought back memories from the past… seeing how grown and splendid my school mates have become gave me an inspiration to write a new piece. It was exhilarating to know that days prior, I had no idea I would be talking to some of them once again and staring at this beautiful scenery.
We are not created by God to merely do the same thing over and over until it has no meaning left at all. I don’t want people to think they have me all figured out and although I want to be dependable and faithful, and not always predictable. Sometimes, we do get bored with our lives and what we can do is to pray and ask of a creative idea from God just to shake up our lives and keep us on our toes. I have certainly got the Month of April covered with lots of fun activities to get boredom off my chest but I’m uncertain about the Month of May. So if you are reading this and you need a fun filled day, Just give me a call this May!