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 5th: Watch a Disney Movie

This mini-vacation has been filled with kids stuff… maybe that’s why I was doing swing on swingset, skip, no cursing leading up to the week. I just have been feeling my inner child bursting to get out.

So I guess it is only appropriate that I check off Watch a Disney Movie this week too.

It is funny, when I was making the list of 365 things back in December I put certain things down and had a certain expectation of what the experience would be when I got to it. Very rarely was I right.

The expectation for this was on a sick day, or a cold winter day, I would be stuck inside and in the comfort of my room I would watch a classic Disney movie that I hadn’t seen in a while.

Instead, and to my delight, I watched a Disney movie I had never seen, with my Indianapolis nieces, having a movie night filled with popcorn, candy, ice cream and sleepover. 

It was a fun night and hopefully a memory both I and they will cherish. 

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.

June 1st: Take a Mini Vacation

This is much needed!!! 

I arrived in Indianapolis where my sister, Nicole, and her three kids and husband live. It is going to be a quick 6 days but I am excited to be away from work and spend some time with these little ones… (plus one more not pictured)!


We have so much planned. An afternoon in the park, then my sister and brother-in-law go to Chicago for a concert while I watch the little ones… art time, movie and snacks, ice cream, Auntie sleepover… it’s going to be a blast. Then, weather permitting, Latern Festival (which is on my list and sold out in Denver!!), Wonder Woman movie day, soccer game with my sister’s league. 

It’s going to be a fun filled packed few days but great!

May 23rd: Go to the Movies Alone

This was not my plan for the day but I happened to be driving by the movie theater and did not have plans for the night so I decided to go catch a film by myself.

I watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2. It was funny and a great story.

Even though I really enjoyed the movie and had a fun time, I prefer going with a friend. It makes the movie experience more fun.

May 16th: Do Something Touristy

Living in a large city there are so many touristy things to do, but when you live somewhere like that tourist things after fall by the wayside. 

So as part of my year I wanted to make sure I did something that I might not often think of doing. 

It helped that my friend’s, Jared, mom was in town because she wanted to go and I got to tag along.

So in case you are in Denver or visit Denver soon, here’s some info on how to Visit the Mint.

You have to arrive at 7am to get tickets to one of the four tours. We got tickets to 12:30  so we went and had breakfast at Sam’s No 3, also a very touristy place… 

The actual mint tour was interesting. Nice to learn a little Colorado and US history. 

All in all it was a nice day. Very different from a normal day at home.