I just recently came back from a short trip to Hawaii (sunburned and extremely angry with American Airlines). I booked the flight on a Wednesday evening and flew out Thursday afternoon (the next day). It was a spontaneous spur of the moment trip; I canceled all of my meetings and plans for the next few days and just took off. I was hesitant at first but then just decided to go for it. I think we spend too much time planning for the future, trying to figure out the pros and cons of every decision we make and every action we take; this takes a lot of the excitement out of life. I had a bit of a busy and hectic week with lots of meetings and things that needed to get done so I figured it would be a good idea for me to get away for a few days.
It felt really good booking that last minute flight knowing that in a few hours I would be on a plane heading to a tropical island. When I make toasts for people, one of the things that I always wish for them is to have an exciting life, because a life without excitement is just not living life at all. I realize that I’m fortunate enough to be able to book a flight and take a day or two off work, but excitement doesn’t have to be about getting on a plane. You can try a new place to eat, a new activity, anything; just do something that gets you out of the boring and mundane. Put yourself out of your comfort zone and do something that you wouldn’t normally do. When was the last time you went kayaking or wind surfing? What about trying that weird no-name restaurant down the corner from your house? When was the last time you saw a play, went to a singles event, or took off somewhere new for the weekend?
We only get one life and that one life is pretty darn short so we really should make the most of it. Excitement isn’t only important for your life but also for any relationship you are involved in. It’s great to have someone to love and experience life with but it’s also important to keep that sense of excitement going, don’t you think?
How do you keep your life or relationship exciting?
Here’s a great quote I wanted to share with you: