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 4th: Go Zip Lining

Oh boy, it has been a great weekend.

Time away from work, time with my sister and time with my nieces. Plus, super fun activities.

Today, my sister and I went zip lining in Anderson, Indiana. It was a lot of fun and we got to do the longest, fastest zip line in the Midwest! 




Bonus: it just so happens that all the things just happen to be things on my list!

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!


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.

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!