The short answer…yes.
Okay, no need to beg. I’ll elaborate. Most recently, I returned from a trip to Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I drove there (12 hours) with my mom & 2 friends. In New Jersey we stayed with my dad, sister, brother, uncle, & grandmother. It was an epic week of ocean swimming, laughing, day tripping to NYC, wedding, $1000 dinner, farmers market maving, writing, reading, working, & great conversation!
Reflecting on this experience & other experiences that are memorable made me think more broadly about what is worth remembering?
This ven-diagram visually sums up my thinking…
Experiences are worth remembering. Whether good or bad, there is something to take away from experiences.
Remember: Traveling to a new place. Trying something new & different (surfing, skinny dipping, sky diving, or a new food, for instance).
People are worth remembering. Even people that give us trouble leave an impact on our lives. And the lessons they teach us are equally as important as those we learn from our friends.
Remember: That first boyfriend. Your best friend growing up. Your cousins. Your first grade teacher.
Experiences With People
I think these are the strongest remembrances. Seems logical, since it combines two memorable things. Combining two is often stronger than one alone (unless of course you are putting one person against two cross fitters…the theory does not work in this case).
Remember: Trips with friends or family. Singing karaoke to Backstreet Boys in the car with friends. Running a race. Great conversations. Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico in the middle of the night only to be caught by the resort staff.
What is most memorable to you? Are they experiences? People? Experiences with People? Something else?
venture on (& do something memorable!)
mel, the venture gal
P.S. There is one example in here that doesn’t apply to me. Can you guess which one?!