Friday, January 21, 2011

Spontaneity is the spice of life.. and why I might not be posting next week

Nothing like some spontaneous
dancing in the street
I love spontaneity. Don't you? When you can suddenly go, "I really feel like doing this super awesome thing, and you know what? I'm going to do this really awesome thing!" And then you feel all happy with yourself (or maybe somewhat embarrased if you're that guy <=) and the world is a little bit better.

I think I've been pretty spontaneous lately. Like when I admitted I hated my Evil Day Job (EDJ), decided I wanted a complete change in career, quit the EDJ, moved countries and enrolled in a post-grad publishing and editing course all in the space of a few (maybe four?) months. Sometimes spontaneity can be on a large scale. Sometimes you need to be spontaneous to effect some positive change in your life.

My latest spontaneous act was to buy flights to Perth last week. When do I leave? Tomorrow. I'm off to see my mum and brother, and half my family. Very excited!

So please excuse a blogging lull for the next week. I will have minimal access to the interwebs, but will post if I can. I'm particularly looking forward to putting up a review of Beth Revis' Across the Universe which arrived in the post today, and I'm planning on reading it on the plane tomorrow.

So tell me, what spontaneous thing have you done lately? How did it make your life better?
If you haven't done anything spontaneous lately, I challenge you to give it a go this week! Even if it's something small. Maybe you could try your hand at spontaneous street dancing?


  1. What a great challenge! I definitely need to be more spontaneous. The best I've gotten lately is that I spontaneously took my son to a life science museum. I think a little spontaneous street dancing will do me good. Enjoy your vacation and your family!

  2. Thanks Shallee, I will :). Haha if you do start breaking it down on the street please tell us all about it!

  3. Another Great Challenge to take on! :D
    I need something spontaneous...January is such a glum month in the N. hemisphere.

    Have a great time with your family.

  4. Spontaneous, huh? Haha, this has really got me thinking. There has to be something spontaneous to do...I just hope I don't go overboard. ;) I think it's awesome that you've managed to break away from whatever has been holding you down negatively. :D

  5. Coolness! Spontaneity is awesome. When I was 23, I quit my job and ran away across the world for 4 months. Sounds like you're doing kind of similar things! No wonder we get along. :) Have fun with your fam.

  6. I'd love to hear about everyone's spontaneous acts! And see photographic evidence if they involve street dancing :).

    Prue and Madeline, I hope you find something suitably spontaneous this week.

    Thanks M Pax, so far I'm loving it. So good to catch up with family and friends.

    Wow that's cool Maggie. Where did you go for four months? I want to do that, but need to finish my diploma first. Haha yes that, and our combined love of writing and reading young adult fiction helps I'm sure :).