New Things

In 2017, I did 100 new things!  In 2018, I did some more new things.  I took 2019 off from officially doing new things (but I did lots of stuff!)  I tried to bring “new things” back in 2020, but you can imagine how well that went.  If you are curious about the new things I have done, read on, and maybe it will inspire you to try new things too….

100 New Things in 2017 

      1. Phish at Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve
      2. The Bitter Game at The Public Theater
      3. Opera at Carnegie Hall
      4. Rode the Second Avenue Subway
      5. Outsider Art Fair
      6. Soup dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai
      7. SoulCycle class
      8. Yoga every day for a month
      9. 31 Days of Devotion meditation program
      10. My first Mood Mandala (a future blog post will illustrate this one)
      11. Tatooed New York exhibit at The New York Historical Society
      12. Kid Victory at The Vineyard Theater
      13. Ate Blue Eggs
      14. Not My President’s Day rally in NYC
      15. Watched all 10 Oscar nominated films before the Oscars
      16. Black Tap Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Milkshake
      17. Yoga on a business trip to Germany
      18. Quit the job I had for 13 years
      19. Visited Johannesburg
      20. Flew in a Cessna (tiny airplane)
      21. Saw 4 of the big 5 game in Bostwana
      22. Watched a sunrise in Botswana
      23. Was surrounded by elephants
      24. Saw a lion climbing a tree
      25. Ate ostrich gyros
      26. Caught yawning hippos on film
      27. Mokoro ride
      28. Watched lions leisurely strolling down the road
      29. Went on 12 safari game drives
      30. Bob Schneider at City Vineyard
      31. Cookie Dough Confections
      32. Started a new job at a new company
      33. Hiked in the Poconos
      34. Yoga class at Atmananda Yoga
      35. Hamilton on Broadway
      36. Fashion Show on the Empire State Building
      37. Cooked with Garam Masala
      38. Can You Forgive Her at The Vineyard Theater
      39. Meditation class at Inscape
      40. Waitress on Broadway
      41. Yoga class at Jivamukti Yoga
      42. Live music yoga class
      43. MoMa Quiet Mornings 
      44. Wonder Woman on the big screen
      45. In-N-Out Burger
      46. Reset my microbiome with a naturopath
      47. Blind date set up by a matchmaker
      48. Meditated with The Path
      49. Mac-N-Cheetos
      50. Rooftop Cinema Club – Grease
      51. U2 Joshua Tree Tour at Met Life Stadium
      52. Completed my first book on Buddhism (Buddha Walks In To A Bar)
      53. Bulletproof Coffee
      54. All The Rage at Cinema Village
      55. Indecent on Broadway
      56. Waited in line for craft beer at Other Half brewery
      57. Sushirrito 
      58. Trinity Church and Alexander Hamilton’s Grave
      59. Shopped at Fairway
      60. Tried the Jade Egg
      61. Yoga class at Kula Yoga Project
      62. Walked from my house, across the Brooklyn Bridge, and back
      63. Visited Greenpoint, Brooklyn
      64. Hudson River Park Sing-A-Long – Mama Mia
      65. Hello Fresh!
      66. Rode a Citi Bike during Summer Streets
      67. Smorgasburg in Prospect Park
      68. Michael Moore’s The Terms of My Surrender / Trump Tower Protest
      69. The Met Cloisters / Fort Tryon Park
      70. Watched an Eclipse
      71. Central Park Film Festival – Saturday Night Fever
      72. Yoga class with Sri Dharma Mittra
      73. Intermittent Fasting
      74. Attended a City Council Debate
      75. Ate catfish
      76. Volunteered for a City Council political campaign
      77. Attended a lecture at the Tibet House
      78. Attended a poetry reading (from Rangloi by Pavana Reddy)
      79. Created my Last Will and Testament
      80. Got an Apple Watch
      81. Drank a Lindemans Framboise beer
      82. Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway
      83. Attended The Untold Story of America’s Mindfulness Movement
      84. Jewel concert
      85. Mindfulness in America Summit
      86. Sakara Life clean eating for a week
      87. Visited Green-Wood Cemetery
      88. Welcome To Camp America exhibition and panel discussion
      89. Harry Clarke at The Vineyard Theater
      90. Bone broth from Brodo
      91. Sri Lankan Food at Sigiri
      92. Bought a Casper Mattress
      93. Visited Arizona
      94. Hot, hip hop, candlelit yoga at Y7 Studio
      95. Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Gingerbread Stout
      96. The Womanly Arts Experience
      97. Meditated at Shambala NYC
      98. Danced at The Luscious Let Go
      99. Climbed at Brooklyn Boulders
      100. Handed out 100 Namaste dollar bills in NYC 

New Things in 2018

In 2018, I set out to do 18 new things that each included at least one of the 5 things I want more of in my life: fun, creativity, connection, meaning, and nature.  I got to 18 by the end of May and then kept going to 40!

    1. Helicopter Ride
    2. NYC Women’s March (I missed it last year!)
    3. Spoon, Tunes, and Booze
    4. Sleep Over in NYC with my Nieces!
    5. Blues Traveler at Irving Plaza
    6. Touchpoint Town Hall: Casual Sex
    7. The Amateurs at The Vineyard Theater
    8. Josh Radnor (and Rise Preview) at the 92nd St Y
    9. MM LaFleur Private Shopper
    10. Marianne Williamson Lecture on A Course in Miracles
    11. Sound Bath Meditation
    12. Kale Margarita
    13. Reiki I Certification
    14. Doucing with a Geomancer / Climbed the Glastonbury Tor
    15. Embodying the Line writing and poetry course
    16. Kontonmble ceremony
    17. Stonehege
    18. Garden of Eden painted on my body
    19. The Beast in the Jungle at The Vineyard Theater
    20. Gyrontonic training session (aka “yoga for dancers”)
    21. Tarot Card Reading
    22. Ping Pong at Spin
    23. Yoga at Humming Puppy
    24. Natal Chart Reading
    25. Tinder Live
    26. Shamanic Journey
    27. Ho’oponopono meditation
    28. Georgia O’Keefe’s Visions of Hawaii exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden
    29. Himalayan Salt Lamps
    30. 29 Rooms
    31. Unicorn Rainbow Dress
    32. Mega Millions Ticket
    33. Joseph Goldstein: Dharma for a Challenging World
    34. Good Grief at The Vineyard Theater
    35. Quadrivium Math+Music Salon at the Museum of Mathematics
    36. Learned to Use a Pendulum
    37. Audible Books
    38. Medicine Card Reading
    39. Astrology Class
    40. Hired a Personal Stylist

New Things in 2020 

I was on a roll pre-COVID…

    1. AMC Best Picture Showcase
    2. 5 Day Mimic Fast
    3. NY Islanders Hockey Game
    4. Dana H at the Vineyard Theater
    5. Past Life Regression Hypnosis
    6. Intro to Numerology Class at Reset
    7. Flight of alcohol infused hot chocolate at Wonderbon Chocolate
    8. First Colonoscopy
    9. Global Pandemic
    10. Learned how to Shuffle (kinda) on Obe Fitness
    11. Started using an online recipe manager (Paprika)  to organize my quarantine cooking
    12. P.Volve (new at home workout routine!)
    13. Beach YouTube  (so I can pretend I am at the beach while barely leaving my house)