Hi friends, So we are rolling along through the summer and I gotta say I have been really determined to have the most fun and adventurous time that I can.
One habit of mine that has been with me for a very long time is that I think a lot. Like, a lot lot.
Sometimes that's good. I'm a great problem solver and planner.
But sometimes, as a lot of us probably do, I play things out in my head instead of living them in my life. The outcome as you can imagine, and have probably experienced, can be vastly different. So, as you can tell, I am keenly aware of this fact. Sometimes that's enough to stop it, and sometimes it's not.
Well this summer, I decided I was going to do the things I think about doing, but never actually do. Live in my life and not in my head. My new mantra is "Think Less, Do More".
The first thing on my list? Playing my guitar and singing in the subway station. I've been thinking about doing it for such a long time and the day just never came.
So with a little help and support from my friends, I picked a day, and I went and I did it.
And it was awesome.
Just getting over the fear of doing it was huge. There were a few small hiccups (someone was in the place I wanted to play) but generally it was a very positive experience. And I'm going to do it again (and again.)
The next thing I did?
I went to take a class at the Trapeze school of New York! When I lived here years ago, I would run by the school on the Westside Highway and I always thought it looked so cool. I have lots of dreams where I fly, and it's always so disappointing when I wake up!:)
It never even occurred to me that I could or should or would take a class.
But this summer, I was like, "ya know what I'm going to do? I'm going to go to that trapeze school!" And luckily as I told my friends, a few of them were like "I want to do it too!" And so I made it happen.
It was AWESOME!!!!! I can't even believe I did it. And I actually went first which was frightening (and unintentional).
There were so many lessons that I took away from it.
Among them the very lesson that I started this post-which is that sometimes you just gotta DO it! You can't think your way through something.
When they say jump, you gotta jump! You have no time to think about it. When they say let go, you have to let go!
It's also a lesson in trust and faith that they know what they're doing, and that they won't let you fall. The scariest part was being up on the ledge, letting go of the one hand to hold the bar with both hands. I felt like I was going to fall over, but I trusted them, and let go of the control (another big lesson:)
I'm posting some pics of my summer adventure below.
So how has your summer been going? Have you had any adventures? Have you learned any big lessons that you'd like to share here?
I'm excited to be sharing my adventures with you here. Stay tuned for more, because there's more on the way!
In music and love always, Dana