Well boo to that.
If you’re one of those people that moan about how quiet our city is, then you’re doing it wrong.
I’ve written in the past about thriftiness (not to be confused with cheap arsedness) and the myth of inspiration. I think it transcends well into this debate.
Thrifty people are some of the happiest people out there. They seek experiences on their search for happiness, they make connections with people, and they choose activity as a reward instead of purchase.
Inspiration is another kettle of fish. Fools wait for the inspiration to come. Smarties just take that first step no matter what their state of mind to produce results.
So instead of jumping on the bandwagon, get off your butts to seek out experiences. Don’t wait for them to fall into your lap.
This weekend I participated in a free city walk as a part of Open House Perth. I found out about it from a friend who I made in my blogging circles (pictured).
I also went to a free DIY workshop and make some cool earrings. I found out about it because I subscribe to the mailing list of every shopping centre in Perth.
Next weekend I’m going to a woodworking class. I found out about through a Google search. I wanted to learn a skill, so I took the first step and typed in a search term.
But you don’t want to hear about my weekend plans. Here are some tips for filling that calendar:
Join VIP lists, especially shopping centres because they’re forever hosting free events. Believe me, I’m one of those people working behind the scenes to offer great experiences to encourage people into our malls. A quick scroll of the communications is enough to see if there’s anything interesting going on and then you can delete it.