Since I've been a teenager, I've always been determined to have an interesting life.
That sounds kind of silly (and vague), but I made this promise to myself that I'd always be trying something new or having an adventure. Basically, constantly expanding my horizons.
I would do this via silly aspirations (learning to write left-handed), epic travels (studying abroad in Australia), serious goals (finishing a novel), and other random stuff (going whitewater rafting).
It became this ongoing list of mishmashed wonderfulness* that included making homemade bath salts and fostering a seeing eye dog, but my goal would be to check off at least two things every year -- even if I added five! -- so that I never get into a life rut.
And now, it's a blog. A Tumblr, to be exact.
I'm still going to be posting here, but I'm also going to post often on The Escape Mix about things I love, things that capture my interest, and things I've added to my life's to-dos. I've been so focused on writing for the past couple years that I need to make sure I don't forget to have passion for everything else in life. And this is my way to do it -- in fun, brief little posts.
The concept: Making every day a little more awesome.
(And for my fellow Nerdfighters out there, that's my nod to DFTBA, the best philosophy ever.)
The goals: Travel. Capture. Laugh. Eat. Discover. Read. Explore. Create. Listen. Indulge.
So that's my new venture (and my three minutes of shameless self-promotion). If you're interested, feel free to follow along!
Also -- what's on your escape mix / bucket list / whatever you want to call it? Share share share!
*What, you never heard of mishmashed wonderfulness? I almost named the Tumblr that.