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Say Goodbye

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

J.R.R.Tolkien

me2This is my last post; it’s time to say goodbye! It’s been a great year of firsts and a pleasure sharing it all with you.

The premise of my project was simple: every week for one year do something new, something I’ve never done before and write about it. The goal: to shake things up a bit, to get unstuck and feel more alive.

Sometimes I specifically sought out the novelty of an experience; other times shit just happened to me so I wrote about it. In the end, I’ve done some pretty cool things I might not have otherwise attempted and have come to realize that I am capable of infinitely more.

It’s December 31st today and as we sit poised to enter a new year, I’m looking back with fondness over 2014’s adventures and forward with excitement for all there is to come. While I’m not exactly sure what my next project will be, it seems unlikely that I’ll be able to resist the urge to create something. My thanks to everyone who supported Never Done That and a special thanks to my editor and photographer, Emrys Horton.

Here then is a quick review of what we did in 2014, in case you missed any of it – and if it strikes your fancy, I’d love to hear which adventures meant something to you:

1. What’s This All About?

2. Giving It Away For Free (giving money to panhandlers)

3. What the Fuck Is Wrong With You (trying to stop swearing)

4. Vancouver Brewery Tour

5. Luck of the Draw (buying a lottery ticket)

6. Sober (not drinking for a week)

7. No Social Media (off social media for a week)

8. Two Concerts in One Week

9. Stick a Needle In It (acupuncture)

10. Sensory Deprivation Tank

11. Beer Brewing Class

12. Macaron Making Class

13. Certificate of Illness

14. Phone Game

15. Blind Dining

16. Say What You Think

17. Movie Date with Myself

18. Make a Cake

19. Stoupid Facebook People (playing with perfectionism)

20. Making Spot Prawns

21. Caribbean Brunch

22. You know I saw you guys in Joe Fresh earlier… (trying on clothes in a designer store)

23. Extreme Air Park

24. Sea to Sky Gondola

25. Scary Movie

26. Flowers at Work

27. Celebrate Canada Day

28. Making Ooey-Gooey Cinnamon Buns

29. Hiking Bowen Lookout Trail

30. Making Tea Gong Fu Cha Style

31. Zumba!

32. Spa Day

33. Meet a New Human

34. Absinthe: A Visit from the Green Fairy

35. Does the internet really know who I am?

36. Blogging in the sky about Bard on the Beach

37. Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee and La Paz Waterfall Tour (Costa Rica)

38. Chocolate Tour! (Costa Rica)

39. Sloth Sanctuary (Costa Rica)

40. Slot Car Sunday

41. Learn to Drive

42. Central City Brewery Tour

43. Pumpkin Spice Latte

44. A Vote for North Vancouver

45. Parade of Lost Souls

46. Miraj Hammam Spa

47. Be Kind

48. Ryu Goto Plays Brahms!

49. Grey Cup Football

50. Christmas Crackers

51. Goh to The Nutcracker

52. Change Your Tires

Happy New Year everyone! May 2015 bring you many new and exciting adventures.

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