A first birthday party as a new adventure? You betcha! It’s certainly something I’ve never done before and that’s the whole point of this challenge – to do something I’ve never done each and every week.
Since getting married six-and-a-half years ago, my husband and I have been big fans of marriage and have been deliberate to keep the spark alive. One way that we do this is with regular date nights together. Since Tyson was born, we have been a little slack on making special time for dates outside the home, though we make time every week to have dates at home after Tyson’s gone to bed.
This is the big week – the week I face the first of my most feared challenges. The 1000 steps have been beckoning since I decided to do a new adventure every week. I’ve heard of it, had friends do it and have even been invited to do it before. And Sunday was the day that I would finally face it head on.
So, it’s week three of my “Something Old Something New” challenge and this week I wanted an experience with my son. Now, to be honest, when I woke up this morning, I didn’t really feel like going anywhere. If I didn’t do it today, though, the challenge would be skipped this week and that‘s just not an option. What I needed was a new experience that Tyson and I could enjoy without expending too much energy. So, we headed into the city to the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens.
Strangely, I had never been to Fitzroy Gardens in the nearly four years that I have lived here. I’ve driven past many times, but never took the time to go in and literally smell the roses. Today was the day.