It's chilly, I'm craving tea all day long and suddenly it's October. Which means only 3 months until next year... cue panic. Time to set some goals and get things done that got swept aside during the move to Boston and the subsequent excitement and then the full-on sadness.
So here's my list out on the internets - no excuses like losing my notepad. Although I do love making weekly to do lists and the satisfaction of crossing things off and ripping the page off at the end of the week. Makes me feel like an organized Hulk.
1. Get over the sadness. / I find living in Cambridge, MA so lonely and uninspiring. It's a fantastic place to be if you are in the academic world and I do try to audit classes and attend lectures and seminars that feature such a high caliber of people in their industries, but overall, not my vibe. But, after being in Toronto this week, I'm inspired again to go out there and SLAY. Or ramp up my volunteering and get out of the house, I guess.
2. Get out of the house (see no. 1). / Mostly to work out and explore the city. I still haven't been to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, for example. Or went to Jamaica Plain. Or explored Beacon Hill or South End on my own. All of these have to happen before the snow *gasp* takes over. To accomplish this basic goal I need to put events into my iCal. It's always so exciting to look at your calendar and see that you have something preplanned every day.
4. Document my cooking. / I have had so much fun making delicious meals from scratch. Having the time to find recipes, not rush in the grocery store, and take care in prepping the ingredients is so satisfying. Cooking is so calming, and the result is always so good - a full belly with no junk food hangover. I started saving recipes that I really loved, but the next step is to actually take photos as I love making my meals look pretty already.
5. Be strict but nice to myself. / I am such a good dog mom - strict (even though sometimes I spoil her too much!) and super loving. And I need to treat myself the same - you know, belly rubs and all. Take care of myself when I need rest, but also recognize when I need to get my stuff in order and kick my booty into action. A couple of hours to rest if I'm not feeling well, but also recognize that doing something always feels better in the end.
And that is all! Feel better mentally and physically with the help of these goals. Now time for a snack!