gratitude-filled November + looking ahead

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“I don’t know what I’m doing. And if you don’t know what to do, there’s actually a chance of doing something new. As long as you know what you’re doing, nothing much of interest is going to happen.”

– Philip Glass

November highlights

  • daily gratitude
  • attended prison journalism webinar
  • annual mammogram
  • lots of solo time while hubs on work trip
  • attended book club + led discussion
  • challenged myself with three-day yoga training intensive
  • Thanksgiving holiday getaway in Sedona
  • hiked ~15 breathtaking miles in Coconino National Forest
  • connected with a good friend in Phoenix
  • Turkey Burn run
  • discovered two new neighborhood bookstores
  • time with friend visiting from NYC
  • started four-week in-person Buddhism class
  • live meditation with colleagues
  • began interviewing financial advisors
  • put up Christmas tree + holiday decor
  • booked five-year anniversary trip to Italy
  • purchased annual Masterclass subscription
  • some success in daily + weekly habit tracking
  • read one book
  • 78 workouts/31+ hours (cycling, yoga, strength, walks, hiking, stretching)
  • rode 101 miles
  • Peloton milestones: Turkey Burn Run; 125-week streak; 150th walk; 11k and 12k annual minutes
  • one Trajectory of Life post

December intentions + looking forward

  • complete Buddhism course
  • complete Intentional Eating course (Masterclass)
  • continue interviewing financial advisors
  • pay off student loans
  • register for first creative writing course (sprint semester)
  • 3×31 challenge
  • attend writing tutor volunteer training
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium day
  • Ain’t Too Proud to Beg + Beetlejuice + Frozen
  • begin 2023 planning
  • annual Elf watching with family
  • check out all the local holiday markets
  • 900 rides
  • 14,000+ annual Peloton minutes
  • work on memorizing When I Among the Trees
  • daily + weekly habit tracking
  • finish in-progress books
  • enjoy a few weeks of time off for the holidays
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