June 12th: Try a New Sport

Some may not consider this a sport, but after completing on CrossFit class today, I say pssshhhh to that.

It was so intense and difficult and rewarding and body crushing and body building… there are so many ways to describe this… but over all those things alone classify it as a sport to me.

So today was day one, but I signed up for a six week challenge. I am excited and scared and really just hoping I complete it.

I found the program on Facebook and am really pleased with the place that I found CrossFit Eminence.


The coach today was great, inspirational, dedicated, and very understanding of my abilities (or lack there of).

I can’t wait for the rest of the classes!

June 8th: Start an Investment Account

The last couple years of my life has been all about saving money, investing money, and getting my stuff together to buy a house.

As I work harder and harder to make this happen I came across this app that rounds up transactions from my checking account and puts them into an investment account. 

It is similar to what my savings account does, however, I like this app because it separates my money to a completely different place. My savings and checking are linked, so at any time I can transfer money over to my checking from my savings. This makes that harder.

June 7th: Do Not Spend Any Money Today

I should probably add this into my weekly tasks and do this at least once a week.

Working in a bar and working strange hours I too often eat out or spend money on things throughout the day that I could easily get or do at home without spending the extra money. 

Today was actually harder than I thought it would be but I think at the end of the day I appreciated the extra $10-15 in my pocket. Doing it more often could really help me save some money.

June 3rd: Attend a Lantern Festival

So this happened! And it was so great.

So as you might know I am on my mini vacation in Indianapolis seeing my sister and nieces this weekend. It just so happened that my sister bought tickets for this event, long ago. 

I tried to get tickets to the Denver one but it was WAY sold out. 

So how incredibly lucky am I that I was here this weekend, it was happening this weekend, and my sister had tickets!

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It was absolutely stunning watching all the lanterns go up in the sky. We got two- my nieces wrote wishes on them, both pretty profound and selfless-

First, health and happiness for our whole family…

And second, food and medicine for ALL the people in the world that cannot get it or afford it.


Pretty amazing! And a pretty amazing night.

I have two days left here and cannot wait for more adventures. I wish I could travel everyday of my life…

June 2nd: Do Not Check Social Media for the Day

As a social media manager, which I am if I have never mentioned that before… it is pretty hard to steer clear of social media all day.

This was first thing this morning and I just had to refuse to look…


But not checking social media today all became possible since I spent the day with my nieces. Now that they are asleep I still have a hour and a half to go, but I think I can make it (spare this post as social media and more a catergorical memo).

I have a TON of notifications waiting for me but I cannot describe the amazingness and free feeling I got from not looking at anything today. I think my generation and most definitely, generations after me, have forgotten what it is like to unplug and just be in the moment.

However, strangely, it also maybe me uneasy and somewhat anxious. I feel disconnected and behind in my day. I scheduled a bunch of posts to go out today and even tomorrow for work, but not responding or answering questions, comments and likes makes me feel anxious. 

For now, I just need to revel in the independence from it and think more consciously daily about letting messages go unanswered for a few hours of not commenting on things within 2 minutes.

May 28th: Swing on a Swingset

The oh so simple things are some of the best things to grasp onto. This however, did not pan out like I thought it would… it made me nauseous. Hahah. I guess I’m just not a swinging type of person anymore. 

Either way, I have it a go and know for the future that it is not my thing. I did get to sit in the park again though and just relax… since I wasn’t swinging.

May 24th: Lay in the Grass

With Spring here it has been so great to get out and enjoy the sunshine every day. I work so often that I don’t have much time to do this, so when I do I feel the need to take full advantage of it.

So today I urged myself to get up and go lay in the grass for a bit. 


It was so relaxing! At least for me… Mia wasn’t too happy because she had to stay leashed near me. Regardless, she did have a smile on her face just being outside.


It was lovely to cloud watch!