The Pledge: Day 4 – ADD A LITTLE CULTURE

I will try something new in the world

Sometimes I get into a rut and forget about the world as a global resource of learning and fun. Part of nourishing ourselves is to keep learning and there is no better way than to try something new. I like to take just one day a month and do it different. It helps to get into beginner’s mind once in a while.  I’m a total novice when it comes to paddle boarding. My legs were shaky and the whole time I imagined falling off the board but man was it fun.

Reward your soul by trying something new. Our list for 2014:

  1. Try a new sport (check)
  2. Read a biography
  3. Watch a foreign film/documentary
  4. Listen to classical music for one day
  5. Learn to say a few phrases in a new language
  6. Try food from a different culture (lunch in Chinatown, Little Italy or try Ethiopian)
  7. Cook an ethnic meal
  8. Catch an improv or comedy show
  9. Go to a planetarium
  10. Visit an art museum
  11. Visit a museum of science
  12. Take a dance class
  13. Take a music class
  14. Visit a travel/transportation museum
  15. Take a cooking or baking class
  16. Take a drawing/painting class
  17. See a concert
  18. Attend a gallery or art show opening
  19. Visit a craft fair
  20. Take an online writing class


Try something new!

{ 21 comments… add one }

Angie January 13, 2014, 8:57 am

I signed up to take a class at the y today…this is huge for me…gym’s scare me! At least I have a great sister who is afraid of nothing and she is going with me:)


Melissa Lanz January 13, 2014, 3:34 pm

That is rocking good news. A three-fer. Time spent with sister, trying something new and exercise!
A good day’s work.


Christina January 13, 2014, 10:20 am

I want to drink water first thing in the morning. Even if it’s half a glass, it will be better than none. Thanks for the push!


Jean January 13, 2014, 11:41 am

Ive already picked out a few documentaries on a new country AND will be cooking a traditional dish from the same location to enjoy as we watch it!


Holly January 13, 2014, 12:40 pm

I have been learning some phrases in Italian hoping to get to Italy this summer!


brenda January 13, 2014, 4:18 pm

Well, this isn’t new, but it IS culture: I let my husband buy a lovely old grand piano for me today! I also have plans to watch a documentary with my son this evening.


Melissa Lanz January 14, 2014, 10:38 am

Sounds lovely. Music in the home is so important. I’ve been wanting to watch a documentary on a subway sushi master. It’s on the bill for this Friday’s family movie night. Thank you for the suggestion!


Karri January 13, 2014, 4:38 pm

I started a new exercise and pretty excited about it.


Coralie January 14, 2014, 8:05 am

I went to a singing group for the first time today


Adrian January 14, 2014, 9:40 am

I started reading Paul de Gelder’s autobiography during my lunch breaks a while back and have yet to finish it. I’m going to bring it home to read and hope to finish it this week! (It is very good, I’ve just been doing other things during lunch lately.) 🙂


Carol Hawkins January 14, 2014, 9:57 am

Today I am headed to work early so I can walk around the city before work. Seems trivial but I really loathe cold weather so this is a significant step!


Melissa Lanz January 14, 2014, 10:36 am

No step is trivial. Many small steps lead to one big change. I support you!


victoria January 14, 2014, 12:44 pm

I want to watch one of the many documentaries I have in my netflix queue.


Marianne January 14, 2014, 1:03 pm

I will make plans to see Bay Bridge exhibit at de Young Musum in San Francisco.


Anne W January 15, 2014, 8:21 am

I am going to research and sign up for a photography class. I’ve been wanting to do that for a few years and it’s time for action!


Amanda Jane Brown January 15, 2014, 9:36 am

Compared to all the wonderful things everyone lese is doing this is fairly boring but it is something new and it’s BIG . I am going to my daughters today to stay for a few days with my youngest child this has never happened before I always have my kids here and spoil them in anyway I can . I love them so much . But this is Huge New for me having tea cooked and being brought Tea in the morning this is very exciting for me and my little one .


Anne January 17, 2014, 3:33 pm

Bought two Art Passes today to give my husband for his birthday. $25 buys entrance to 17 major art museums in Connecticut! Can’t wait to get started.


Karen Lightcap January 17, 2014, 8:01 pm

I am planning to go to NYC and walk to Chinatown and eat something new.


Jacqueline January 18, 2014, 11:12 am

I made a traditional Cuban dish 🙂


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