Grew my own Rachel’s Table contact and expanded their reach to help an unaided organization 3 times a week to feed the hungry. Ironed out the kinks after the first few days and now its running like clockwork!!
Went to a cookout at my new friends’ house and drank Venezuelan rum straight with dessert. Mmmmmm….
Brought my vision to reality. Pulled out ALL the bushes in one area of my yard and made a mulched “patio”.
Started the process of finishing the huge tree trunk “sliver” to make a cool outdoor table. 2 days ago
Went to Portmeirion in Wales. 2 weeks ago
Halfway into the month I became deeply obsessed with who I am and where I’m going in life, to a point where any simple task depressed me by making me feel like I was doing pointless things. After spending much time thinking and crying about my life, I decided to start getting out more and see a counselor. Although many of those close to me believe I am seeing a counselor to deal with other things, only close family knows the real reason. But I am so much happier and I feel like life is worth living and being involved in now! <3 3 weeks ago
January- went sledding!
February- went to the Wellcome collection with a friend during lunch and saw the exhibition on death.
March- saw Macbeth in London (which effectively killed my crush for James McAvoy- maybe the hotness in his movies is CGI?) and got confirmed. 4 weeks ago
I jumped the gun thinking I wouldn’t be doing anything else new this month. But today I went to the Y with my son and rock climbed and got belay certified. I didn’t think I’d be good at it, but turns out I’m pretty strong :) It was very fun.
Also earlier in the month I went to volunteer at an organization called IMEC. International Medical Equipment Collaborative. They send donated and refurbished medical equipment to hospitals all over the world. We built hospital room “suites” on pallets that were being sent to Uganda. Did this with my daughter and it was so fun. 4 weeks ago
ok, this idea kind of died … I was facing many many things – I didn’t start volunteering and I didn’t start practising my russian. I moved a lot those past few months. I’ve had new jobs (plural!), did new things – it’s just not easy to write about this. It’s time in my life when a lot is going on … I hope it will always be like that, because I don’t let myself to be bored. Or my friends won’t let me.
I’m always searching for new ways to earn money, to experience new things, meet cool people, collect fun memories. I think I don’t need that challenge right now :) 1 month ago
Went to London. I did so many new things I don’t think I can list them all here.
The highlights were:
eating fish & chips in a pub,
riding the London Eye,
going to a eucharist service at St. Paul’s Cathedral taking communion,
riding the tube,
shopping & eating a picnic on the sidewalk at Covent Garden,
going to afternoon tea (LOVE the tea and cakes and little sandwiches),
going to a wine bar in an underground cave,
going to a cheese shop and tasting samples & buying some for later!
walking hand in hand along the Thames River
seeing so many masterpieces at the Tate Modern Museum, the British Museum, the National Museum and the Cortauld Gallery at King’s College
and so much other stuff.
It was such a fun trip. We really packed alot into 4 days!! :) 1 month ago
We went to the zoo this month. 1 month ago
Lots of new social things for Feb & March:
Joined a meetup group and went hiking with them. SO fun!
Tried the new hibachi restaurant in town for my son’s 21st bday
Made new friends—met them for drinks at another place in town
Went to a community pancake breakfast with my son
Joined the YMCA with my family and learned how to use all of the weight machines and cardio equipment
Used our new snow-shoes and trekked through the snow with my hubby. 1 month ago
I’m not sure how to explain it, but let me put it this way: all during March I have felt hopelessly behind on work and stuck in a rut. Every now and again I would get deeply depressed and this last week was the worst and best of them all. I had been crying nightly and had super strong anxiety but I finally came to terms with it all and I feel better about everything now. Now I can get down to business again and enjoy my life. Thank god for this! <3 1 month ago
What the hey, it’s my birthday I can splurge if I want to, right?
We’ve never stayed in a suite room before. This is the view outside our balcony. I almost didn’t want to leave the room :-D It was SO worth it! 2 months ago
Visited Ilgaz for the first time 2 months ago
Me and my husband started to learn Bachata. It will take 4 weeks to finish the course. 2 months ago
I am excited to try all the tricks that I learnt at my next baking session. 2 months ago
I discovered postcrossing while surfing goals here on 43Things and it was love at first sight. I just mailed my 1st 2 today =)
It’s been a while since I visited our local post office and I was actually quite surprised to see that there was still A LOT of snail-mailing going on in a time of emails, Skype & text messages =)
I hope my postcards get to my recipients soon. Can hardly wait! 2 months ago
I took my first class yesterday, and boy was it ever difficult! But SO MUCH FUN. I’m super excited to continue with it and to start working out to get strong enough for it. :) 2 months ago
How could I forget! =) Of course 43Things should be on this list this month. I LOVE it! 3 months ago
I didn’t find a place to do volunteer work yet, but I did some other NEW things this month.
*I went to a “casino” with a friend, played roulette and won ! It wasn’t a lot, but enough to buy dinner for 2 people. It was really a great, spontaneous evening.
*I cooked dinner for my friends and invited them to my new flat. I get very nervous when inviting people as well as when I cook for someone. This time I did both of those things and it felt really great.
*I came up with the idea of a photography project for myself. It requires finding people (“models”), arranging meetings with them AND taking good pictures. A challenge. Artistic one. I like it.
But I still want to volunteer also. Just time is passing so fast ! 3 months ago
My Husband and I learned swing dance… 3 months ago
I joined a new faith-based community this month and started attending Bible Foundations classes once a week. 3 months ago
Laser hair removal. I’ve always wanted to try it—even better with a groupon!
Saw Pippin at the American Repertory Theater before it heads to Broadway.
Took my son to ski ward—let him go off and ski with his friends and met some of his friend’s parents for drinks in the bar.
Tried a new restaurant with my son out in Amherst. (Judie’s)
Signed up for two cooking classes—Asian one-bowl vegetarian dishes in March and crepes in April :) Keeping my eyes out for more ways to learn new things!!
Booked my flight to Michigan in June for my nephew’s wedding—never been there and its one state closer to my ‘visit all 50 states’ goal! 3 months ago
I went to an interesting Chinese medicine based chiropractor who really is helping me health-wise. It really feels like I can take control of my life now. 3 months ago
- learn to shoot a gun
- finish a new book
- create new dish(es)
- create at least different 10 makeup looks
- do photography assignments
- learn to touch my toes
keep track of my progress on my blog4 months ago
Archery. Fun! 4 months ago