What I Read in July 2017

July was a little bit of a slower month for me, reading-wise. I read six books in the month of July, though I also got partway through a few others that I’m finishing up this week. I’m currently at 66 books for the year, which is 7 books ahead of schedule to reach my goal of 100 books. Still on track, but I need to pick it back up! 5 stars: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, {Read More}

Travel Thursday: The Power of Limited Distribution

What’s your usual shopping MO? For pretty much everything I buy other than clothes, mine goes like this: search Google Shopping for the product I want, then go search Amazon and check out the price there. If it’s less than 10% more expensive on Amazon, I usually go with that; otherwise, the cheapest price wins. (I also use some cashback sites like Ebates and Mr. Rebates, but we’ll leave those out of this discussion.) It used to be that Google {Read More}

What I Read in June 2017

June was a pretty good month for my reading progress! I read nine books in the month of June, which is just over the 8.3 book per month average I need to hit my goal of 100 books for the year. I’m currently at 59 books for the year, which is 8 books ahead of schedule – yay! 5 stars: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant: Adam Grant’s books are always {Read More}

I’m Going Streaking

I may be back from Cornell, and I may be sleeping in a glorious king-sized bed instead of a twin XL (thank goodness)… but that doesn’t mean I can’t go streaking, right? A few weeks ago, Runner’s World announced their annual running streak challenge: run at least a mile every single day from Memorial Day through July 4th. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m attempting to take on this challenge… and possibly even extend it all the way through {Read More}

Ten Year Reunion Weekend

This weekend was kind of crazy – but also really amazing. It was my ten year college reunion, and I headed to beautiful Ithaca, New York to celebrate with friends. I was so excited! The forecast wasn’t looking good for the long weekend – rainy and a little bit cold. Fortunately, while my week working in Florida was incredibly rainy, the weather turned around massively and was absolutely perfect in Ithaca all weekend long – sunny, warm, and beautiful. The downside {Read More}

What I Read in May 2017

Despite May being a busy month with my mom visiting, I read 10 books – well on track to make my goal of 100 books this year. As of today, June 6, I’m at 50 books for the year, and I’m in the middle of a few good books right now too! Without further ado, here’s what I read over the last month. 4 stars: Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch: My neighbor recommended this page turner, and it took me {Read More}

A Weekend of Front Range Photography

I was lucky enough to get into the mountains twice this weekend – and it was glorious! My friend Tim is an incredible amateur photographer, and I’ve long admired the beautiful shots he’s gotten all over the world. Since moving to Denver from Dallas, he’s been going out many weekend days to capture various Colorado landscapes, and I’ve been incredibly envious. This weekend, I got to venture out with him to Rocky Mountain National Park for a sunrise photo session {Read More}

What I Read in April 2017

While some of my other goals may have slipped this month due to my vacation and illness, my reading game was on point! I read 13 books in April, and discovered a lot of truly excellent gems across a variety of genres. 5 stars: All Is Not Forgotten, by Wendy Walker – This novel was great- it kept me in suspense throughout, and I couldn’t see how all the pieces were going to fit together until they finally did. I really {Read More}

2017 Monthly Goal Check In: March

Well, I skipped doing a monthly goal check in last month because of my health scare. No news to report there, but tomorrow I finally have my appointment with the neurologist to piece together all my wonky test results… so tomorrow’s basically judgment day! I’ll let you know what I find out. In the meantime, how about I get back on track with a progress check in on my 2017 goals? My morning routine is still going strong, and I haven’t {Read More}

2017 Monthly Goal Check In: January

I still feel like I’m getting used to it being January of a new year, but we’re already a month into 2017. Time is flying so far this year! This year, I set a few small goals to work on over the course of the year. My plan is to check in every month, and potentially revise some of the goals a little bit as needed, but ultimately, keep track of my ongoing progress. And so far, I’m doing pretty {Read More}