I’ve become a creature of habit.
Most days it’s school drop off, home to work, preschool pick up, back home to finish up a few things, pick up the big boys from school, back home to get everyone ready for soccer, go to soccer, go home, then dinner, homework, and bath/bedtime. Sprinkle in a few trips to the grocery store and other errands, and there you have a typical weekday for me. I know, you are wildly jealous of all the excitement.
But, I used to like to try new things, just for the sake of having a new experience. That got lost somewhere in my day-to-day routine.
Last week, though, I had a chance to have some new experiences and I embraced it.
It was a “glamping” experience in California. Glamping = glamour + camping. Which basically meant a cabin with a bed and electricity and its own bathroom with a super deep tub. Oh, and wifi. Gotta have wifi. As opposed to camping in a tent and sleeping bag.
The cabins were cute. I sat out on my porch and got some work done, while animals ran around just feet away. I also locked myself out of my cabin early one morning, in my pajamas and no shoes. Thank goodness for twitter so someone could come let me in!
The thought of the little cabin in the woods with the girl alone in the dead of night was a little creepy, but I pushed thoughts of horror movies out of my mind and was able to sleep well. The wine in my fridge probably didn’t hurt.
I also got to go kayaking out on the ocean. My kayaking partner was the fabulous Kristi from Live and Love Outloud. And we powered through two hours of kayaking, including a crazy stunt where all of the kayaks hooked together to form one big raft and she and I climbed across(okay, I crawled)all the kayaks, switching places with the two girls on the other end. All without falling into the water. And with pics thanks to my Lifeproof phone case.
Since this was a glamping experience, I also got a massage. In a little cabin in the woods. And while part of me thought about trying something else, I realized that it had been over 12 years since I had a massage, so that definitely counted as having a different experience!
Those few days have me wanting to plan a camping trip with my boys and Hubs, buy a kayak, and try to find the time(and money, of course) for a massage more often than once every twelve years. That trip also left me wanting to try more new things!
When was the last time you tried something new? What is on your list of things you’d like to try?
Disclosure: I went Glamping as part of #toyotawomen. I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.