We need to catch up. There are so many things to update you on.
Here’s the skinny: I’ve been writing less lately because I’ve been traveling a ton more. I decided back in the summer that travel is my #1 adventure priority, so I’ve been catching planes what feels like every weekend to soak in all the American cities I can. On those rare weekends when I’m in my new home state, I’m off to the mountains, exploring all of Colorado’s nooks and crannies.
At some point I’ll do a full-on travel update post. (And I think I’m going to start writing weekend travel guides. They’d be chock full of the best spots to hit in different American cities, a-la my own research and experience. Thoughts on whether that’d be cool to read?)
But for now I’m going to give a quick lil skim of my life the past four months, because it’s been too long and we need to catch up.
I miss this place. This blog makes me feel the most me. Whenever I’ve just finished writing a post, I feel like I’m floating on a current of energy, like I’m leaning into what makes me tick.
So I’ve been looking forward to making a return to write this for a while now. I’m sitting here on the calmest afternoon I’ve experienced in a month, sipping hours-old french press coffee (and it’s important that I tell you it’s french press because I have been a lazy, trashy Keurig coffee drinker for a while now and I’m very impressed at this new development in my life), and admiring all the summer-in-Denver that is happening just outside the window.
I know, I know. Fall doesn’t technically begin until September 22. But since classes started up for me this week, it’s basically fall in my mind. Plus, I completed my summer 2016 bucket list a while ago and would like some new goals to strive for.
I’ve been mulling over what to put on my fall bucket list for a few weeks now, and to be honest I’m still not fully satisfied with what I’ve come up with. I feel it’s not ambitious enough. I feel I can be doing more with my time. This list as it stands seems too easy to accomplish.
But I honestly don’t know of any other goals I’d like to add on this list right now, so I’m just going to give myself space to add new bucket list items when it’s appropriate.
Some of my biggest goals are to run a half marathon, write a poem every other day, and submit a piece of writing to a publication every two weeks. Those are big goals for me, especially because they’re both things I’ve failed at before.
But not this time! I’m going to stay accountable to achieving them and putting in the work necessary to succeed.
So, here we are! Let me know if there’s anything you think I should consider adding!
Fall 2016 Bucket List (short-term list, September – November)
Train for a half marathon
Take a Spanish class
Learn how to speak in the past tense in Spanish without really thinking about it
Hike a mountain and/or camp
Go on a weekend trip away
Write a poem every other day
Submit one piece of writing to a publication twice a month
Watch a New York Film Festival showing (tickets on sale Sept. 1)
Attend Atlantic Antic (September 25)
See a ballet
Enjoy the Thompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade
Go apple picking
Catch a rooftop movie
Meander through the Queens County Farm museum
Continue active involvement in the fight for racial justice
Do one thing that scares me every day for a month
I’d love to hear from you! Whats on your bucket list this fall?