Laura and Barbara share many things in common. One of them is laughter. These gals really believe life is better when they get their daily dose of giggles – which comes quite easily to them when they’re together. In fact, a particularly hearty bout has been dubbed “the weakness.” Needless to say, many of their friends and all of their family are familiar with this affliction.
Another thing they have in common is the desire to keep busy, stay relevant and try new things. Enriching their lives one letter at a time is just the ticket to accomplish that!
The ABC Life
If you’re new to this blog, here’s what it’s all about:
New experiences keep your life fresh and interesting – a constant stream of discoveries. So we’re having fun with the ABC Life – an orderly way to expand our lives with fun places to visit and fascinating things to do, read, eat and experience. Admittedly, we get enthusiastic over the tiniest things but then often lose that initial interest rather quickly – another reason why the ABC Life is for us!
The ABC Life is where you do as many things within a month that you can – starting with a specific letter. Obviously it all starts with “A.” October was our Q month and in our latest post you’ll discover why. During our Q month, and in all the months that follow, we’ll try to cover as many categories as we comfortably can, without feeling like it’s a race. It’s an add-on, not the end all.
The main categories are:
Going to a city, a specific venue or a type of place. For A, it could be going to Austin. Or if travel was out of the question, it could be going to an aviation exhibit or to a local airport and browsing through their gift shop.
Doing an activity. For A, it might be antiquing, apple picking or archery.
Trying a new food, recipe or restaurant.
The minor categories include:
Studying a subject. Curious about avatars or alligators? Just reading up on them for a few minutes is all it takes to learn something new.
Reading a book or watching a movie/video/tv series.
Additional categories are wide open. We like to give this category a wide bandwidth. Anything (within reason) goes. Like drinking a specific wine could work for a W (for wine) or for the name of the wine.
There are “points” in our ABC Life.
Doesn’t have to be the same for you, but we like the points concept – sort of the thrill we get from lists. But the rules for the points can change and when there’s no one making them but you, you can adjust them as you go. We give ourselves 2 points for a main category and1 point for a minor one. We aim for at least 6 points a month.
Remember – the whole idea behind the ABC Life is to encourage yourself to try new things. It is way too easy to keep doing the same old things or to not do much at all. So the ABC Life is the way to go! Try it and let us know how it’s going. We’d love to hear from you.