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Trying new things

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Funkybutt
LIF Adult

Member since 4/15

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Trying new things

I’m going to embrace being single on the weeks I don’t have DS by trying out new things. I’ve already taken an improv workshop, and I go dancing regularly but I’m looking for some suggestions.

What are some non-adrenaline things (skydiving, bungee jumping, etc) that you’d like to try if you had the opportunity? Doesn’t need to be something specifically to meet people - just something you’d like to experience.

Message edited 4/9/2018 9:48:33 PM.

Posted 4/9/18 9:47 PM
 
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jellybelly79
LIF Adult

Member since 5/06

3368 total posts

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Trying new things

Maybe a cooking class? A baking/cake decorating class?
I also want to learn Yoga

Posted 4/9/18 10:12 PM
 

FirstMate
My lil cowboy

Member since 10/10

6585 total posts

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Re: Trying new things

I would like to try soul cycle or a pure barre class. Sometimes i see interesting courses offered through the library and the town that seem interesting.

Posted 4/9/18 10:46 PM
 

alli3131
Peanut is here!!!!!!

Member since 5/09

18062 total posts

Name:
Allison

Trying new things

I started running 2 years ago. I’m not fast but I find I enjoy the alone time training for races. I have since joined 2 running clubs and have met amazing people. The one group is National so when I’m in another city running we get to meet up.

Posted 4/10/18 7:59 AM
 

PearlJamChick
No one sings like you anymore.

Member since 7/10

9264 total posts

Name:
Petticoated Swashbuckler

Re: Trying new things

Kayaking (when not in rapids, it’s pretty calming)
Concerts
Theatre
Indoor rock climbing
Cooking/baking class
Attend sporting events that are off the beaten path...minor league baseball, roller derby, curling)
Go to a roller rink
Drive-in movie theatre if there’s one nearby
Go to the movies alone
Drum circle if there’s one nearby

Posted 4/10/18 8:25 AM
 

shadows
LIF Adult

Member since 1/10

4529 total posts

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Trying new things

Yoga
Wine tasting / learning about wines
When I moved OOS a few years ago, I started taking an adult ed foreign language class at night and really enjoyed it - that’s an idea too.

Posted 4/10/18 9:00 AM
 

KateBennetReel
LIF Toddler

Member since 10/15

385 total posts

Name:
Keep

Re: Trying new things

Dancing the merengue, and the foxtrot - and tango!

Hiking with a backpack on a historical trail.

Volunteering at fashion show.

Sipping coffee while people watching at Grand Central Station during the morning rush hour.

Walk/bike ride over the Brooklyn Bridge.





Posted 4/10/18 9:08 AM
 

Momma2015
Mommax2

Member since 12/12

6289 total posts

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Re: Trying new things

Posted by PearlJamChick

Kayaking (when not in rapids, it’s pretty calming)



In the summer they have free kayaking on the Hudson. It's really cool!

Posted 4/10/18 9:24 AM
 

LuckyStar
LIF Adult

Member since 7/14

6116 total posts

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Trying new things

I’d really like to volunteer for local charities. Some of my new coworkers are involved in homeless outreach programs and I’d love to help out where I can.

Posted 4/10/18 9:28 AM
 

Sash
Peace

Member since 6/08

8252 total posts

Name:
fka LIW Smara

Re: Trying new things

Martial arts - my dream would be to get a black belt in Kung Fu, always has been. Right now I just take the kickboxing class. If you go to a private school not a chain, you can get a real sense of family.

My husband and I got into the Spartan Races.. you get a strong sense of support when you are racing. Even joined some FB groups and you can tell people made alot of friends doing this. And by no means are we super fit people for OCR. Chat Icon

Posted 4/10/18 9:39 AM
 

bunnyluck
LIF Adult

Member since 1/14

3182 total posts

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Trying new things

I started taking pilates classes. Gym. Museums. Check.out living social and Groupon deals. Or meetup.com for ideas.

Posted 4/10/18 9:44 AM
 

JennP
LIF Adult

Member since 10/06

2981 total posts

Name:
Jenn

Re: Trying new things

Volunteering for sure.

I know you aren't local but I have taken rides with Bike New York before. They sponsor free organized rides throughout the city. Maybe there is something like that near you.

Posted 4/10/18 10:19 AM
 

Laraaidan
LIF Toddler

Member since 6/17

450 total posts

Name:
Lara&aidansmommy

Re: Trying new things

Just started taking Gyrokinesis. Look it up. Its awesome!

Posted 4/10/18 10:52 AM
 

babydreams21
LIF Adult

Member since 12/12

3646 total posts

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Trying new things

Indoor Rock climbing
Spin classes
All different types of workout classes
Hiking
Going to the city and seeing new things- exploring
Water sports
Learning another language
Bike riding to scenic locations
Crafting things like learning how to knit or creating unique things
Learning how to play an instrument

Posted 4/10/18 11:19 AM
 

Laura1976

Member since 5/05

5753 total posts

Name:
Laura

Re: Trying new things

I'd get to the gym
look into learning how to sail so I could join a racing boat
wander around NYC (used to do this in my 20's and loved it)
enjoy a clean house while spread out on my couch

Posted 4/10/18 1:10 PM
 

lilqtny
-Crossfit & pitbull addict

Member since 7/06

2830 total posts

Name:
Tracy

Re: Trying new things

I was always into fitness, but after my divorce I got seriously into bodybuilding.



I love it. I have met so many people doing it. It takes a lot of time and dedication but its amazing and so much fun.

I compete a few times a year.

Posted 4/10/18 1:14 PM
 

twizzlers
LIF Adolescent

Member since 11/14

874 total posts

Name:
x

Trying new things

I would definitely check out groupon or living social.
We have done sailing lessons, gelato making, painting, cooking, and brewery tours.

Posted 4/10/18 1:26 PM
 

MarathonKnitter
HAPPY

Member since 2/07

16321 total posts

Name:
EMBRACING CHANGE

Re: Trying new things

thank you for this thread.

it reminded me of something i've been wanting to do and had put on the back burner. not so much learning something new, but more of a bucket list type item.

because of this thread, i'll be watching Casablanca at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on my birthday!

Posted 4/10/18 1:33 PM
 

Eunyboo
<3

Member since 7/12

4373 total posts

Name:
E

Re: Trying new things

Here's my list!

-Try all of the LI breweries (List of over 50)
-Skinny dipping (done)
-Hit my goal weight
-Take a cooking class
-Volunteer 1x/month with an organization I love
-Pass my CPA exam
-Go on vacation by myself (done)
-Pole dancing class (done)
-Buy myself a pair of louboutins
-Learn to crochet
-Visit Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
-Travel First Class
-Visit the 7 World Wonders (Christ Redeemer in Brazil, Great Wall of China, Machu Pichu in Peru, Petra in Jordan, Pyramid in Mexico, Roman Colosseum, and Taj Mahal)
-Visit the pyramids in Egypt
-Visit Stonehenge
-Own a dog (done)
-Eat Buffalo wings in Buffalo, NY
-Visit the 1st Ever Starbucks in Seattle
-Visit the Sequoia Trees
-Take a pic with the LI duck (done)
-Bungee dive
-Be a Mom. :)

Posted 4/10/18 1:42 PM
 

Dolphinsbaby
My 3 little guys!

Member since 12/10

2795 total posts

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Re: Trying new things

Posted by Eunyboo

Here's my list!

-Try all of the LI breweries (List of over 50)
-Skinny dipping (done)
-Hit my goal weight
-Take a cooking class
-Volunteer 1x/month with an organization I love
-Pass my CPA exam
-Go on vacation by myself (done)
-Pole dancing class (done)
-Buy myself a pair of louboutins
-Learn to crochet
-Visit Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
-Travel First Class
-Visit the 7 World Wonders (Christ Redeemer in Brazil, Great Wall of China, Machu Pichu in Peru, Petra in Jordan, Pyramid in Mexico, Roman Colosseum, and Taj Mahal)
-Visit the pyramids in Egypt
-Visit Stonehenge
-Own a dog (done)
-Eat Buffalo wings in Buffalo, NY
-Visit the 1st Ever Starbucks in Seattle
-Visit the Sequoia Trees
-Take a pic with the LI duck (done)
-Bungee dive
-Be a Mom. :)



Chat Icon your last to do item.

Posted 4/11/18 10:15 PM
 

klingklang77
Das Ende der Welt

Member since 7/06

9590 total posts

Name:
Völlig losgelöst

Re: Trying new things

For me:

-cooking classes
-Pilates on the reformer
-walking long distances
-wine tasting
-food shows and going to them to learn about the new trends
-I’d like to learn how to use a sewing machine. I can sew by hand since I was 5, but I would really love to learn how to use a machine. My grandma had an old Singer from like 1930 with the pumping foot pedal.
-rent a fancy car for the day
-learn another language. It seems everyone speaks like 4+ languages here.
-Have SO come with me to NY. He met my mom when she was here, but I’d like him to meet everyone. I think he is a bit scared, though. My family is big. My ex never even met some family members (we were married 10 years), and he just sort of gave up after a while.
-Doing a camper van trip with SO.


It’s a short list, and I would love to put travel more, but right now, I need to focus on other things.

Posted 4/12/18 2:38 AM
 
 

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