What I’ve been up to:
TL;DR: I’ve been hella busy. This is a big one.
After mostly being home in July, supervising landscaping and doing my altMBA, August saw me escaping to the Olympic Peninsula with my Rainier Ravens women’s motorcycle group, then over to Victoria to visit a friend and see the Egyptian exhibit at the Royal BC Museum.
Then Matt and I broke out the dirt bikes and did a part of the WABDR – the Washington Back Country Adventure Route. Definitely looking forward to ramping up the dirt adventures next summer.
I threw all my clothes in the wash and swapped my motorcycle boots for Louboutins for Allyson’s bachelorette spa day and dinner, followed by her fairy tale wedding.
In between it all, both dogs have been taking obedience classes and I have been working like a fiend on a work project gone sideways and then upside down.
To celebrate coming out the other side, Matt took us to the beach.
What was beautiful:
All of the Egyptian artifacts at the museum, the many generations of Seattle
and the serene blues of twilight on the banks of the Pacific
What made me laugh:
Can always count on the dogs and my sister!
Also this high AF sloth:
What I’m reading and listening to:
ON HAPPINESS –
ON PERSPECTIVE –
ON PLACEBOS –
ON RELATIONSHIPS –
ON SUNK COSTS –
ON VULNERABILITY –
Brene Brown’s Ted Talk. Again and again.
“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” —Walt Disney
ON STORIES –
ON WORK –
How to be a Good Writer with a Good Life – Writing, Reading, Ideation, Talking, Exercising, and Regrouping
- write fiction
- read fiction
- make a list of ten ideas
- talk to someone
- review my day and plan for tomorrow
ON GREED –
ON POWER –
ON MONEY –
ON MAPS –