Wow I haven’t posted in this goal for a long time. Off the top of my head I got out for the…
- Smithsonian Garden Show
- Virginia Renaissance Faire
- Koi show at the botanical gardens
- Mount Vernon’s Colonial market & Faire
- Maryland Renaissance Festival
- Halloween Haunted Forest in MD
- DC Capital Fringe Festivals show Rockwell’s Universal seXbots
- Winter Walk of Lights
- CCAN’s Polar Bear Plunge in the National Harbor
I’m sure that I did more that I’m just forgetting.
I seem to be averaging around going out to one big event a month, which is hardly spectacular but is realms better than I was managing before. I’d like to work in some regular, small-time outings, but overall I’m happy with where this goal has led me and am going to mark it as complete.
A lot of these months were lost to school, job applications, yardwork and car painting (and they’re a bit slow event-wise anyway). So during these three months I…
- went paddle boating on the tidal basin during hanami season
- attended a lecture on vermiculture
- went to International Pillow Fight Day in DC
I’m going to try better over the next few months.
In January I..
- went to the movies for the first time in over a year to see Tintin
- attended a lecture on ornithophily
- did another polar bear plunge
- went back to college
That last one’s a biggie.
This is a tricky goal for me; I am extremely introverted. If I had a steady supply of books (or a reliable internet connection) I would be happy to hole up by myself and not see another soul for a couple of weeks. I have, in the past, essentially done this. However, even I have to admit that living that way makes you miss out on a rather large chunk of life.
The goal is to head out once or twice a month and find something worthwhile to see or do: museums, kite festivals, hiking.
People are unavoidable but social interaction isn’t. Hopefully I’ll be able to find the balance that will allow me to enrich my life without completely burning through my comfort zone.