With so much stuff going on all around us this beautiful time of year I got to thinking about my youth and even though my mom made sure I was very active that I had a feeling like there was nothing to do all the time. As I’ve gotten older I realize that that is just plain nonsense and figure that the feeling that there’s nothing to do is just a frame of mind that we can sink into by being closed minded and not taking initiative for our own happiness.
If you read these pages you can’t help but be completely impressed by the sheer number of cool things happening all around us on Cape Ann- things are happening that in many cases don’t cost anything or cost very little to participate in.
So where do you personally fall? Do you try to participate in all the stuff you can? Do you not have the time to participate? Do you feel like there’s nothing to do around here?
There are sailing programs, there are fairs, there are Block parties, there is Dory Rowing, there are museums that you may or may not have visited in forever, there are always of course the beaches, there is volunteering, there are free concerts (harbor loop Thursday nights) , on Rocky Neck there is Night’s on The Neck,there is the Farmer’s market, ect, ect, ect…..
So the challenge is this-
When you read these pages or the community calender in the local newspapers don’t just casually skim over all the cool free event listings that people take the time to organize and promote. Pick a few events out, get off your ass and go participate.
I promise you won’t regret it. Maybe all you need is a little shaking up and a palm whack to the forehead to let it sink in. So Let Me Reiterate!