big change is a comin’ + November review and December dreams

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ~Helen Keller

The holidays are officially upon us and, if that weren’t enough to keep us busy, we’ve decided to head west and call California home. The hubs accepted an offer at his dream company (woohoo!) and I’ll be transferring with my current company/role to our San Francisco office. And, although most days I feel overwhelmed by it all, it’s going to be an exciting new adventure for us. It is all a bit bittersweet though as we’ll miss Colorado, which I’ve called home for 12-plus years and the husband has for five, and all of our friends here. But, as the quote by the amazingly inspiring Helen Keller reminds us, life is an adventure — and we’re ready to jump in with both feet.

November highlights
read one book
completed all coursework for Foundations of Positive Psychology certificate
began work on capstone for positive psychology certification
stayed on plan for WW + met 35-pound weight loss goal
completed(ish) no-buy November
book club holiday party + said goodbye to book club members
made the decision to move to CA + husband accepted new role
fostered pup + found her forever home
wrote + posted six blog posts
hosted beer party
survived first bad cold of the season
completed NYT daily mini crossword every day
skin club
tried The Wolf’s Tailor + were underwhelmed
indulged in lots of yummy wine + eats at Colorado Uncorked: A Tasting of the 2020 Governor’s Cup Winning Wines
enjoyed Monet exhibit 
explored History Colorado Museum + Beer Here! exhibit
multiple dinners + celebrations + quality time with friends
final Stem members event
enjoyed Thanksgiving in Sedona
continued weekly “three good things” practice + blog post
prepared for listing our house
completed two rides

December intentions + what I’m looking forward to
complete Positive Psychology certificate
complete Drawing as Self-Discovery
read two books + Belle Grace (50 books for year)
enjoy holiday activities (Blossoms of Light, Gaylord holiday)
float
final therapy appointment
finish + send holiday cards
Genius Wizard party
going-away party + see friends before our big move
chip away on move to-dos
write + post four blog posts
continue eating mindfully + on plan
six workouts
begin 2019 year in review + 2020 planning
SoDak for Christmas with the family
host family for visit
list house for sale

open tabs
Top Culinary Memoirs
Demystifying the Writer’s Fear of Failure
The Norweigan Secret to Enjoying a Long Winter
How Solitude Feeds the Brain
Challenge Catastrophic Thinking
Ruth Bader Binsburg on the Possibility of Roe v Wade Being Overturned
Hermann Hesse on Little Joys, Breaking the Trance of Busyness, and How to Live with Presence
When I Am Among the Trees
Why You Never See Your Friends Anymore
Books I Like to Give Holiday Gift Guide
Lydia Davis: Ten of My Recommendations for Good Writing Habits
A Good Place: Rocketing The Oddities of the Past Into the Present
A Brave and Startling Truth: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Reads Maya Angelou’s Stunning Humanist Poem That Flew to Space, Inspired by Carl Sagan

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