Dialing up the fun factor

I am seriously committed to incorporating fun into my daily life. Every week, I have at least one fun event planned with friends and/or family members, and bigger adventures are on my calendar almost every month. I love how much fun I have! On a scale of 0 – 10, with 10 being the most fun you can imagine, I’d say my average annual fun factor has been an 8 or 9 for the past three years. I’m reserving “10” for those years when I do the once-in-a-lifetime adventures that are on my list!

There was a long period in my life when my fun factor hovered between 2 and 5. My “reasons” for infrequent fun were many. I was too busy; I didn’t have enough time or money; I didn’t have anyone to do things with; I was waiting for my husband to return from working out of town or to be interested in the fun that appealed to me; I couldn’t leave my kids; I was overwhelmed by the amount of work at the office and at home; I would do that “someday.”  Need I go on? Are you convinced – as I was – that I was a helpless victim of a dull, stressful life fraught with the absence of fun?

Notice the word that started every reason above – I.  Today, I hereby proclaim that the only one keeping me from having the fun I wanted was – you guessed it – me! Over the coming weeks, I’ll share with you my evolution into the adventurous, fun-filled tomboy life that I currently lead. And as soon as I figure out how to post a photo gallery on a blog page, I’ll share an album of images that document that evolution.

Here’s a huge hint about my upcoming adventure that starts this weekend and will continue throughout the winter. Yes, I said WINTER.

In the meantime, I’m going to tease you a little bit by telling you that I’m starting an exciting adventure this weekend in Los Angeles, Calif. Part of the fun will be blogging about it every step of the way, so you can join me in the adventure! Now be honest:

  • What is your average annual fun factor rating (0 – 10) for the past 12 months?
  • What do you do (or dream of doing) for fun?
  • If your fun factor is less than 8, what are your reasons for not having a higher fun factor?

I challenge you to have at least five minutes of fun – right now! Seriously, even if it’s five minutes of writing a list of the fun things you want to do, it will put a smile on your face, start the adrenalin flowing and next thing you know, your fun factor is already ticking up!

Love, Tomboy Tam

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