Sunday, December 14, 2008
Shenanigans are a quintessential part of our daily lives. It's inevitable that in all of our busyness, despite sometimes meticulous planning, something seems to take us off of our planned course and into uncharted territory. While this may be a perfectionist's worst nightmare, I'll argue (as only a part-time perfectionist) that these mishaps and misadventures are what adds color to our lives and makes sure we're still on our toes and not just going through the motions each day.
Shenanigans aren't just surprises; they're also semantics and spontaneity. They are taking the road lesser traveled when you don't have a map and are in the middle of a snowstorm. They are a leap of faith, dancing simply because you can and celebrating every moment. They are adventure, serendipity and spice.
Shenanigans don't have to be radical. In fact, they can be as small as adding a new ingredient to a favorite dish, traveling to place you've never been before or trying a new drink out on the town. These are just a few of the topics I'll be writing about in "Shananigans", a blog based on my own experiences and shenanigans.
Well enough with formalities. I wish you happy reading and writing (if that's your cup of tea). If not, just sing out loud or dance in the rain. Life simply is too short not to savor every minute of it.