January 4th: Treat Yourself to Lunch

I started this journey two years ago on January 1st of 2017. The December coming up to that new year I compiled a list of 365 things that I had either never done, goals I wanted to accomplish or resolutions I wanted to set for the year. In that first year I accomplished just over 200 of them. It was hard some days… other days it was super easy.

Coming up onto 2018 I realized I was never going to cross them all off. So I added new ones and in some cases repeated ones that I wanted to make sure to repeat. 2018 was hectic. After crossing off “Buy a House” in 2017, 2018 became a lot about renovating and costly expenses, particularly mortgage costs. Through the year I only crossed off 60 things.

Now that 2019 is here I am restarting the list and hoping to spend the year concentrating on positive reinforcement things and goals. Continuing DIY projects for my house, garden and property will be a major part but I will also concentrate improving myself through month long resolutions, like purging one item a day for a month that I started on the first. But I also want to make sure to think about things I can do for myself that positively reinforce life. I do not want everyday to be about what I can do to improve or “fix” myself. I think it is also important at to do things that make me feel good or give me a sense of positivity.

So, really, that long wonder blog for the day just boils down to my thing for today- “Treat Yourself to Lunch”. I went out this afternoon and had a nice lunch at Buchi Cuban Cafe. Nothing fancy, nothing expensive- but a nice change up from either not even eating lunch or something thrown together at home. I went and had a delicious lunch by myself. I just set out from my house with no known destination and as I drive by Buchi’s (which I had been to before) I remember how much I enjoyed the establishment. It is owned by a Floridian and kind of reminds me home.

Nice how such a simple thing for the day gave me a positive feeling and put me in a good mood about having to go to work tonight.

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.

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 2nd: Walk Denver Capital Steps to 5,280

After living in Denver for over five years I have discovered there are still plenty of things I haven’t explored. Looking back on the time I lived in New York I regret not getting out more and exploring the city and I don’t want to look back at Denver in the same way. 

So today I cross one of those things off my list, Walking the Steps of Denver’s Capital Building. If you ever visit Denver or live here and have never done it, you should get out and easily make it happen.

If you walk the steps on the west side of the building you can stand at a mile high!


It was a great afternoon. Mia (my pup) and I walked around Civic Center Park and I took pictures! Hope you enjoy them.