On Day 31 (the milestone is here!!) I found myself on a large floating vessel docked on the Hudson River looking out onto the Statue of Liberty.
How did I end up here?
I took a chance. On impulse.
Walking by a marina during lunch time, I noticed a couple individuals on a gorgeous boat. We exchanged waves and smiles. There were introductory hand gestures, sign language and awkward giggling.
A minute later I decided that life was too short not to run over and make some new friends. And run I did (ok it was more like a trot in heels and a pencil skirt, mobility was limited).
We shook hands. We gave our 1-minute life stories. We planned a possible rendezvous on the yacht (my people will meet your people).
Thus, on this 31st experience, I learned loud and clear what I suspect I’ve been learning all along: 1) life is too short not to live in the moment and go with experiences that are presented and 2) you never know what the day will bring.
I met some incredibly interesting and nice people. I spent time aboard ship! I got a totally different perspective on New York from the water. I Learned about film-making, poetry, new technology and the latest Kardashian issues (I had no choice in the matter).
As I stood out on the deck, I thought about my journey thus far on these first kick-ass 31 days. It’s amazing all the experiences I’ve had just by doing what I love (dancing), experiencing my own culture (Russian events) and letting loose and relaxing (spa anyone?). Who would have thought when I awoke (late as usual) on this “typical” work day that I would end up discussing the art of film-making aboard a beautiful ship.
There’s a lot more to come… but for now: I raise my glass of white wine to the journey.