I am instituting what I would like to call a ‘bottomless jar of adventure’ (BJA) that I’m hoping starting in July to crowd-source. What that means is that I want YOU to help me choose my next adventure.
This BJA contains slips of paper drawn once a day, six days a week, with a task for the day to discover, experience, learn, do, enjoy, befriend something or someone new. 4 blank wild cards are included each month to encourage me to be more spontaneous. I have a separate list of spontaneous activities….just kidding! I will actually decide on the fly how to use them. The BJA is bottomless because it gets refilled each month. In July, I will continue to create ten items for myself and then crowd-source the last 10. Selection criteria will be based on receiving submissions by the posted deadline, and the safety/feasibility of the submission. Things like: get a tattoo, ride an elephant today (they aren’t just roaming around, folks), or let a bug crawl on you are ‘no bueno’.
These mini-adventures are meant to force me to do several things: a) discover and learn a new culture; b) gently push me out of my comfort zone; and c) engage in ways I may not have thought of on my own. It is the third area where your ideas and input are gold because I can’t think of on my own what I wouldn’t think of on my own. Its like I discover what I might if you were here with me! At the end of June I will update on the highlights of June’s adventures and then come back to ask you to help me choose my next adventure!
Here are my adventures, in no particular order, for this upcoming month. Happy June!
- Volunteer with kids at CCC or My Library your next weekday off
- Eat a meal at a table with locals
- Meet the neighbors
- Take a new way to work
- Eat something you don’t like
- Explore the library
- Watch the sunrise
- Buy someone lunch
- Tour a wat
- Watch the Alms Ceremony
- Eat something made of mysterious ingredients
- Go to your boss’ yoga class
- Send someone a Lao care package
- Rent a bike and ride the city
- Invite someone new out for a meal/drink
- Stay out late
- Do architecture walk of the city
- Walk 3 side streets in 5 villages
- Spend less than $2 today
- Watch Lakorn