Collecting Moments (YEG)

When I was growing up (not growing, but getting older), one of my favourite days was Tuesday. This may seem odd to you, but Tuesday was new release day at the record/cd store. The best tuesdays were the ones when your favourite artist would put out their new CD. I would wait months/years for this day. Those mornings, I would bike to the 3 letter store in the 3 letter mall. I would usually have to pay in loonies and quarters because I would have saved up my allowance for weeks. I had to make sure I was one of the first to get my hands on that fresh round piece of plastic. Then I would bike back home in record time and head straight to my room. I would put the CD in my blue Panasonic shockwave (40 second anti-shock), and then lie in my bed, doing absloutely nothing other than listening to the entire CD from front to back. There were no distractions, no books, no pacing around the room, nothing. Those were some of the best memories of my teen years.

Music might have never been your thing. Maybe it was waiting for the next Harry Potter book to come out, or you were lining up at ticketmaster. Maybe you would wake up really early to read the news first. Whatever it was, there’s a good chance that you look back on those days and smile.  Today, we are still getting our music, books, dates, etc but life makes it extremely hard to have that experience. Everything we get is now instantaneous. Life is faster than ever (so is the tribe). We are collecting the same things that we used to, but we are missing out on the moments that make it special.

3 mornings a week, we work our asses off at November Project. There’s no doubting that. Soon, your first workout becomes your 7th workout becomes your 213th workout. Along the way, make sure you take time to savour the moment. Take out your headphones, look around at the people around you, bounce a little higher, scream a little louder, and hug a little tighter. When it’s all said and done, it’s really not about how fast you went, or how many workouts you went to. It’s about the moments that you had.

 

Oh, and for the record, there will be both a November Project album (very very soon) and book (next year) being released. The album will be free but start saving those quarters for the book now.

Information on the November Project Summit is here and here!

We’re having a social next week Thursday (July 30th) from 7-9pm where Jen and I will give you some history on November Project Canada and then you can ask us any questions you’re dying to hear. Oh, and since we’ll be doing it at the Running Room on 109th street, they’re also going to be giving everyone a discount! (25% off, and 15% off electronics). As always, the event is free, and you don’t need to buy anything. You don’t even have to listen to us, but we simply want you to come hang out with us.

Monday’s moments will take place at 6am sharp at the large white bird.

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