Fitness:

Keep up with PT exercises. I’m so embarrased at this point that this is at the top of my 2015 goals.

Weekly yoga. I made it to three classes. One 6am class, one deep stretch, and a 30-minute yoga session at the BeHealthful Retreat.

104 strength workouts. (2x per week.) I did five. I went to TITLE Boxing Club for the first time and loved it. I’m still digging kettlebells.

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1,000 miles. 19 total miles. 15 running, 4 cycling. So. There’s that.

Art & Culture:

Perform again. I already hit this goal in May … BUT … I’ll be performing again in October! At Vaudezilla’s Halloween Student Spooktacular. Click the link, my stage name is even on there!! This is at rehearsal:

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Read 18 books. I’m doing so terrible at this goal. I started Working by Studs Terkel for September book club. I didn’t finish it. I skipped the book club meeting.

Attend at least one art-related thing per month. I SAW MADONNA. I scored free tickets at work. I took my best friend. We both cried at different points during the show.

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I also sort of finally made it out to Second Fridays in Pilsen (open art galleries) for like 20 minutes. I made it to a friend’s chill DJ set at a local bar… that counts for something. During which I tried a chili beer, that was tasty.

Life:

Stop talking myself out of doing things. I went the Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party even though I wasn’t sure if I’d end up wandering around alone the whole time. Thankfully I did manage to find my friend Megan.

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Volunteer. We had our exit meeting for our BVA project with the Audience Architects. Overall, it was a great experience for me. Not only did I contribute to an awesome project and make some great professional connections (one of whom I’m starting to view as a personal mentor/inspiration) but it helped give me even more insight into the type of work I enjoy (spoiler: it has to do with numbers) as well as possible freelance work I could be doing.

Decrease our debt. Yeah yeah yeah.

Other stuff that happened in September: 

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Our annual “holy crap we have to use that water sports Groupon/gift cert/etc before the season ends” Labor Day weekend excursion. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is really hard when there are some waves. I did a combo of Sitting/Kneeling Paddle Boarding and regretted not opting for a kayak like my husband.

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I finally watched Frozen for the first time. It was really good! This picture of with my niece + nephew was actually taken at my cousin’s kid’s birthday party. Close enough.