Was it worth the stress fracture in my right foot that led to walking around in one of those sexy boots for 6 weeks…Yup.
And that brings us to June 1. Single (perpetually, it seems), still learning this new city, and eating far too much ice cream. I can’t find a cupcake I’m crazy about here, but ice cream – we’ve got that in spades. A picture of me in front of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams even went on the Christmas card last year. And, a picture of me and Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is right here…
After the moving, the new job, the buying a house, the moving again, all the weekends away (for runs, weddings, trips to see adorable baby niece, staying at the now ex-boyfriends house, visiting the newly engaged friends…) I’m looking forward to the Summer of Sarah. I’ve got plans for 30 days of NO travel (starting June 9th when I get back from going back to STL for another trip to see adorable baby niece AND see other sister who just got engaged) and may even stretch it into 45. I have plans for another Whole 30 during those 30 days and look forward to posting and connecting with that community again. I have plans to start creating routines here and planting herbs (a 2nd round of herbs – the transplanted ones did not take, starting from seed this time) and sitting on my patio reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. I’m going to do a photo a day on Instagram in June. And one way or another I’m going to do 30 days of Jillians 30 Day Shred. I don’t think I’ve ever made it past Day 12…Day 7… Okay – Day 4! Sheesh!
In countless performance reviews, business meetings, client plans I’ve told people to think about what they want to start doing, stop doing and continue doing. I’m going to :
Start: going out to explore Columbus, even if it’s by myself
Stop: comparing myself to others. The recent engagement/baby boom taking place around me is causing some anxiety and I have this mildly intimidating co-worker that has led to second guessing. No more! I don’t even want babies.
Continue: paying my bills. Friday night when I was most of the way through a bottle of red on my patio while reading This is Where I Leave You on as it was getting dark and my mind was wandering to this plan… this seemed very clever and funny to me. Like this common-sense adult thing was something I needed to plan for. It’s far less amusing now, but still a good idea and I’m sticking with it.