October reflections + November dreams

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“Each time you write a page, you are a writer. Each time you practice the violin, you are a musician. Each time you start a workout, you are an athlete. Each time you encourage your employees, you are a leader.” – Atomic Habits

October highlights
read seven books
annual health screening + check-up
stayed on plan for WW
completed third course (plus half of fourth) for positive psychology online certification
updated my manifesto
completed Tranquility Salon Online
book club
celebrated Ellie’s birthday
rescued a pup + welcomed her as a foster
potluck, dinners, lunches, birthday celebrations with friends
enjoyed an evening with Augusten Burroughs
attended Stand Up for Pits
completed NYT daily mini crossword every day
tried out two new yummy restaurants: Uchi + Somebody People
team offsite + Agile leader training (work)
attended Glow at the Gardens
many library visits
finished our new dining room table(!)
weekend away + explored bay area and Santa Cruz
enjoyed the last of the farmers’ markets for the year
first snow + major snowstorm of the season
started weekly “three good things” practice + blog post
wrote + posted seven blog posts + weekly gratitude/three good things
40 by 40 update (less than one year to go!)

November intentions + what I’m looking forward to
complete Positive Psychology course four + start final course
complete Drawing as Self-Discovery
host bottle share party
no-buy November
book club holiday party
research our house history
enjoy Thanksgiving in Sedona — relax + explore
start on holiday cards
daily gratitude
read three books
continue eating mindfully + on plan
write + post four blog posts
continue fostering pup + find her forever home
date night + The Wolf’s Tailor
Monet exhibit
Colorado Uncorked event
Beer Here! exhibit

open tabs
The Journey (poem)
Airline Food Waste Is a Problem. Can Banana Leaves Be Part of the Solution? 
The Guest House (poem)
7 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Overreacting and Arguing with People
Challenge Catastrophic Thinking
Keys to Bliss for Dual Career Couple
Doggie birthday cake recipe
Meditative Story (podcast)
Learning to write with confidence
The Science Behind Why Naming Our Feelings Makes Us Happier
Marie Kondo Interviews Elizabeth Gilbert on Tidying the Mind

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