I'm making a lot of changes this year. Changes I feel are, hopefully, for the better. I'm trying to spend more time with the people that matter, unplug from work at a reasonable hour, and spend my disposable (it it ever REALLY disposable???) income on experiences, rather than things. Not only do studies suggest that the tangible 'high' of acquiring an experience over a thing lasts much longer, but that the long term security of one's investment continues to generate positive feelings even long after the event has ended, due to the existence of the experience, itself. Even better, experiences can be shared with the people who matter, really giving me more bang for my buck, so to speak.
Speaking of those present- our event was in the afternoon on a weekend, it was a very fun and friendly crowd. There were a few wives with their husbands (yes, it CAN be a date night) and a few groups of women celebrating birthdays or bridal showers. In all, with the half off Groupon rate, I couldn't have been happier with my time spent. I not only got to reconnect with family and see their own beautiful visions and creativity, but I also got to take home a piece of the memory in a physical painting. I am already planning my next painting night out, and can't wait- I wonder who I will bring next! Have you ever done a single class or event like this? Who would you bring with you if you haven't?
What Daughter Says: You can't experience new things if you don't get out and try them!