In the past week, I’ve realised you have to make the most of random opportunities. In the past seven days I’ve visited the seaside and had a spontaneous day trip to Bath. As hectic as life can be, I think it’s important to allow ourselves to do something different to the norm.
Recently I was kindky asked to visit SeaLife Weymouth to review as they’ve recently added a new Octonauts attraction, if you have a child 5 and under you’ll know the excitement my son would have over meeting his favourite character, (post coming soon). I decided it would be a good idea to make a trip of it and book a hotel for one night in Weymouth.
We arrived to the sound of seagulls and the warming smell of fish and chips. As I sat in the garden enjoying an alcoholic beverage, I took a moment to enjoy the change of scenery. Although it was only a mini break it was a real relief just to be somewhere different. My son interacted with other families visiting, we had a short beach stroll and embraced the fresh sea air.
It was a needed break from reality that I didn’t even know I needed. It made me realise how important it is to experience new things as often as we can. To make the most of random opportunities and just be a little spontaneous. With this attitude I gladly accepted an invite to a day trip up to the wonderful city of Bath with a new friend. We took our little ones, armed with snacks on a drive, strolled around the town centre and stopped for lunch at Giraffe (*cough* who have 50% off burgers on a Tuesday *cough*). If you saw my insta stories, you’ll see the gorgeous buildings I snapped and the Spanish musicians who blessed our eardrums. The sun shone, we played in the park and had an interesting interaction with the pigeon man. At the end of the day I was content and positive at how easy it is to make new friendships when you’re willing to do new things.
Making time for a new experience doesn’t have to be expensive, it could just be travelling to somewhere new, getting lost, going for an adventure to discover what the neighbouring town has to offer.
Do something you’ve never done before. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Embrace new experiences. You’ll be surprised at the growth that can take place within you when you actively seek adventures.
What have you done out of your normal routine lately? Let me know in the comments!