A few weeks ago, Levi and I started a weekly tradition called "We Are Young Thursdays." The idea is to do something on Thursday night that makes us feel young and spontaneous... planned spontaneity! ;)
Our first week, we met up with a couple friends at a wine bar, sipped champagne, made friends with strangers, went out for a late-night snack after the bar closed, and stayed out really late. It was awesome and exactly what I needed! The next week, we went back to the wine bar. This time I smuggled in our own cheese plate, consisting of roquefort, red wine jelly, and dark chocolate raspberry hearts. I even stuffed an entire baguette into my purse. We shared. It was fun.
Last week, we decided we absolutely could NOT go back to the wine bar a third week in a row. Getting stuck in a rut would have been a slap in the face to the essence of We Are Young Thursdays. So instead we went to the movies, which I thought sounded kind of boring and not exciting at all. We ended up having SOOOO much fun. We saw One for the Money because I found a coupon to purchase tickets for like $5. It was absolutely, 100% horrible. So bad. We went to the 10:00 showing, and there was only one other couple in the theatre with us. They left about a quarter of the way through. We stuck it out and made it more bearable by making fun of the movie and talking through the whole thing. We got out around 11:45 and decided to go to the midnight showing of The Secret World of Arrietty. We neverrrrr go to movies this late, and we never see two in a row. It was awesome! We loaded up on snacks before the second movie just to feel extra young (and kinda irresponsible). I'm so glad I went along with Levi's seemingly boring plan of going to the movies. He was right. We had fun.
I love this new weekly tradition and look forward to Thursdays every week. I really need adventure and spontaneity in my life (I'm an "Energizer" according to this awesome personality test) and having a night where we focus on that is making us both more adventurous during the rest of the week.
P.S. No pictures for this post because We Are Young Thursdays aren't about capturing the moment; they're about living in the moment. ;)