March 1st: Try a New Shampoo

I have actually read that changing your shampoo on a regular basis is good for your hair, particularly because your hair gets somewhat immune to a brand or kind after a while.

Because of this I quite often switch what I am using but in most cases I switch between three different kinds and do not try new ones often.

So at the store I just randomly picked a new shampoo that seemed legit.

Coconut Water Shampoo
I went all out and bought the conditioner too. πŸ˜‚

I used it tonight and my hair seems to be a little healthier. I guess I will see how it looks and feels tomorrow.

February 16th: Update Resume

Well, I did not think it had been that long but when I went to update my resume today I did not even have my current place of employment on there… and I have been at the place for over THREE YEARS! But I did it. I updated it.

It was slightly disheartening because my second page includes art exhibitions I have been in and charity work I have done and I had NOTHING to add to those. So I think a goal should be to work on those things to add, because those are my life and should be the most important things I am working on.

If anyone has suggestions on things to change, edit, or add I would greatly appreciate feedback.

Megan Tutin Resume

So there it is. As many of my other tasks I have been working on throughout the last month and a half, this might help get some of my other tasks down the road done. Always good to keep things updated and keep things rolling.

February 7th: Walk 20 Minutes Everyday for 30 Days

Well, here is another longer period challenge!

Before I moved into my current house I walked everyday, at least twice a day. I did not have a backyard, so I had to take Mia out at least that much. I have gotten rather lazy since moving into a house with a backyard over a year ago… and it is time to change that.

Mia enjoys her morning time in the backyard, often runs the fence line with the neighbor dog, and basks in the sun (when it is out and not freezing). But I know it is time to make a change, get up and moving, and make sure to take significant walks everyday.  To start that, I will be walking everyday for the next 30 days for at least 20 minutes.

Today we did FOUR miles in an hour and 20 minutes. It would have been much faster if Mia did not have to pee, poop, and smell things every 2 minutes…


In addition to this goal I just want to express that I am also doing a fundraiser called Run Ranger Run


It is a great fundraiser to help raise money for veterans. You can help veterans out too by donating to my team! Just go to CrowdRise.com choose my team “GCE – Getting Closer Everyday” and then choose me, Megan Tutin! Any donations go directly to GallantFew, a charitable organization that has the mission “To facilitate a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose.


Our team is dedicated to run/walk/bike 565 miles by the end of February (there are 10 of us!).

Thanks for any donations. Veterans and veteran families thank you!

On a side note, I ate meat Sunday… so I guess the vegetarian run is over. But I definitely feel like I felt healthier during that time so I plan on concentrating more on eating that way, just with meat every once in a while.

Today is day 7 of no alcohol, but technically only day 6 because I took Super Bowl Sunday as a cheat day. I feel more productive… I finished knitting a baby blanket for a baby shower I am going to this week, I am almost on to my second book on my list, and I think I will be finding it easier to get up and do my walks/runs!

So far this year is shaping up to be pretty great. Making this list and actually holding myself accountable to it feels good. 

January 23rd: Do All My Laundry

Well, my ninth load of laundry for the day is in the washer. This was not exactly the most fun thing to cross off my list but felt super productive and like an accomplishment for sure. Sadly, it’s been far too long since I’ve had all of my laundry done… to often I put it off and let things pile up. It feels great to have everything clean and in order. I cannot wait to do something fun tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

On a side note, I finished knitting one entire scarf today, I just have to add the fringe, which I have to get back together with Elisa (who taught me) to figure out how to end the scarf and add the tassels. It took much shorter of a time than I thought, so hopefully my goal of knitting 8 by next winter will happen pretty quickly. It might just be weird when I have eight scarf gifts ready this summer…

January 21st: Go to a Parade

Not sure what the definition of parade truly is, but I think going to the Women’s March in Denver, was a great way to complete this task for the year.

I will not get super political, because that is just not what my blog is about… but this is what I did today and I am glad that I was a part of it. 

There were so many people there that we did not actually get to march! The path that was designated for the march was just over a mile long. There were so many people that we filled that distance plus civic center park! It was like an infinite traffic jam of people. 

There was so much love there today. A great experience.

January 20th: Try a New Beer

Mmmm. Beer.

Cannot complain about today, I ventured out and tried a new beer, which was not hard considering we got a new beer in at work. So I tried Scarab Red by a local Denver brewery, Oasis Brew Company.


It is a special blend of British Caramel Malts, a luscious texture and brilliant cooper color with a distinctive rich malt finish. (The brewery’s words, not mine)!

Pretty delicious. I might just have another. πŸ˜‰πŸΊπŸŒŸ