June 30, 2017

Why Spontaneity is Good for the Soul




Spontaneity is often associated with recklessness, rebellion, and bad mistakes. But spontaneity also often leads to unforgettable memories, once in a lifetime opportunities, and an indescribable feeling that fills the soul. 
If you know anything about me, you'd know that I'm a hard-core planner. I use three different planners, for goodness sake. I live hour by hour off of them, I plan itineraries that are planned out by time, and if I'm going out somewhere, I need to know how far away it is, the address, what time we're leaving, who's going, what happens, etc etC-I could literally go on for hours.
So you can imagine how hard it is for me to be spontaneous. Because while the concept is nice to talk and think about, it's easier said that done. 



Don't get me wrong, I'm sure some spontaneous actions lead to bad results, but for the most part, it's rare to regret doing something on a whim. I feel like the things that you do spontaneously are the things that you've been yearning to do for a long time. 

A few months ago, I was hanging out with my friend Kristine (you can find her here) and as we were driving back home after a mediocre meal and over-hyped donuts, we were racking our brains trying to think of a place to go to to make the night more exciting. I've been wanting to go back to New York at the time (and honestly, the feeling hasn't passed) and was thinking about how unfortunate it was that LA didn't have some sort of observation deck. Then I remembered hearing about SkySpace and this transparent glass slide that was on the 70th floor. I quickly googled about it, and found out that a ride on the slide was free with the purchase of a ticket for the month of November. It seemed like the universe has somehow aligned to make this possible. It was the last couple of days of November, we rarely went to LA, Skyspace was still open for another few hours...We glanced at each other quickly, saying "wait are we really doing this?".
Kristine took the first exit and we made our way to Skyspace for the most incredible view and one of the coolest things I've ever experienced (aka going down a glass slide on the 70th floor of a building that stretches over a portion of Los Angeles...no biggie). 


So here's to (very) late updates and adventures. I hope you have many more coming your way.
What's something spontaneous that you did recently?



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