Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Escape Mix: Life beyond writing.

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.


  1. I feel it's silly of me to say this, but those are just like my goals. I always want to try something new, and I especially relate to your goals :) My bucket list includes seeing the milky way without a telescope on a clear night, traveling to australia and europe, and dipping my toes in the Atlantic Ocean :) Love the post, and... *nerdfighter gang sign* :p

  2. Agreed. I don't really have a concrete "bucket list", I just want to make sure that I always take adventures as they come and that I'm not afraid to create my own. Finish a manuscript. Check! (x2!) Create a blog. Check! Study abroad in Italy. Will be a Check! this fall. I'd say I'm doin pretty darn good. :-)

    <3 Gina Blechman

  3. Very cool! Good luck with your new adventure. I'll add you blog to my reader and keep up with all the ways you stay interesting! :-)

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