I know, I know. “Weekend Update” is already taken. I’m using it (for now, at least) to introduce my new beginning-of-the-week posts. Moving from Reflections and Intentions to something that requires me to be more thoughtful and genuine with all of you.
What I Did
I wore this alpine meadows outfit at a wedding. Apparently I became semi-famous as “the girl in the yellow shoes.”
Speaking of the wedding, we stayed in the most beautiful hotel that had a curved, purple velvet chair. I read this book front to end in that chair (and on the plane). Adding a curved, purple velvet chair to my dream apartment list.
I began the first of several administrative updates to my blog. I am hoping to expand in many ways, including affiliate links in my holiday posts, which will help me divert more time and attention to those details. I would also like to open up The Wonder Of to guest submissions. More news to come!
What I’m Going to Do
Go on a ghost tour of Chicago with some awesome friends! Even better, we are going on Friday the 13th! I am excited for this spooky evening.
Teach guitar to middle school kids??? Keep me in your thoughts.
Pay my debts and plan for the holidays. If I get those things cleared now, I should be stress-free by December. I think. I hope. Planning to give you a peek into my holiday travel arrangements, including details on multi-city flight bookings, and a top secret update about some of TSA’s newest changes.
Fall Outfits in Three Moods
-Yay! We had our best blog day every last week!
-New workout routine (making adjustments for myself)
-I’m changing my mindset
-Clean, fresh apartment space
-Conversations with old friends, celebrations with new ones
-Prepare myself for the next 2-4 months right now!
-Buy plane tickets for a personal getaway
-FINALLY pay that parking ticket
-Set-up freelance opportunities for teaching and playing
-Have fun every week (every day?) this month
-Continue our Professionals series
-Make a pinhole viewer and observe the eclipse
-Get ready to go back to work
What a wild summer. As soon as we got back from Canada, we washed a load of laundry, went for a great bike ride in Chicago, and turned right around and drove to New York City. I’m having a blast, but am ready to slow down. This week we are headed to southern Indiana to visit my family, and I am hoping to share some local favorites with my boyfriend while we’re there. Here are my reflections and intentions for the week. I hope your summer is action packed and sunny!
-Went to the Bronx Botanical Gardens (as pictured above)
-Saw Béla Fleck and the Flecktones!
-Ate lots of NYC bagels
-Biked in Central Park
-Saw the Statue of Liberty from afar
-Make a playlist for my grandpa’s birthday party
-Spend quality time with my family
-Write three new music-centric blog posts
-Run! Bike! Walk! Hike!
-Visit this theme park or the Exotic Feline Rescue Center while in southern Indiana
-Rent a bike in NYC
-Learn this song
-Pay all of my bills !!!
-Share photos of my trip to Canada
-I saw Hamilton and it was as amazing as everyone says it is! (I will write a post about it. In the meantime, listen to my favorite song from the show.)
-I’m in San Francisco! This is my first time in California.
-I went to my first ever pride parade!
-write a post about Hamilton!
-go to the beach
-see the Redwoods
-FINISH THE SCHOOL YEAR!
-clean the counters,
clean my clothes
-take care of all doctor’s appointments before vacation
Related: Packing List: California Roadtrip and Pride Prep