25 Before 25 – August Check In

Today is bittersweet. It’s my last day of full-time employment for at least the next two years while I pursue graduate school. Yes, I’m happy to be embarking on this new journey, but I will miss the people I worked with and the wonderful community I was a part of for the past year. On to my next chapter in the ‘Burgh…

OK, let’s talk goals! August was just an OK month for my 25 Before 25 list. Here’s what I did:

13. Saw the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt
14. Got into a regular yoga habit, at least once a week

I’ve got a whole post brewing about those historical Nationality Rooms, so stay tuned!

As for the yoga, that was just one of the many perks of working where I did. As part of the wellness committee, we brought a once a week lunchtime yoga practice to the office, led voluntarily by one of the admin assistants and a friend of mine. Now it’s up to me to keep it going during school. It always feels great to do some mid-day deep stretching and balancing.

Here’s my ongoing list of what’s to come!

1. Complete a 5k
2. Transition into a vegan lifestyle
3. Start some kind of further education/night classes
4. Explore the Grand Canyon
5. Plan a trip to Hawaii
6. Meditate
7. Take a real/professional cooking class
8. Get to a healthier weight
9. Try a new form of exercise
10. Learn some sign language
11. Go on a real hike
12. Visit an art museum in Pittsburgh (the WarholMattress Factory)
13. See the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt
14. Get into a regular yoga habit, at least once a week
15. Read The China Study
16. Finish The Hunger Games and/or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogies
17. Read a classic novel…Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina…something I don’t think I could bear but I should at least try!
18. Volunteer/Work on a farm
19. Watch an outdoor movie
20.  Join a non-profit committee or board
21. “Get away” with my man for a day or weekend
22. Watch the documentary Earthlings – (just finished this) it’s a must see, plus it’s free. Warning: not for the faint of heart.
23. See a recent Michael Moore documentary, maybe Capitalism: A Love Storyor Sicko
24. Participate in a Learnit through CommuniTeach
25. Host a giveaway on my blog (hint hint!)


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