I challenged myself to get to know the city I live in by doing more “Austin” things. Which included: lots of good food (go here to see the list my boyfriend and I attempted to conquer), X-games, drive in movies, and rollerderby. The interesting thing is, the more I said yes, the more opportunities I was presented with. Cliche, but true.
I take a trip to Oklahoma with my family every year, but I wanted to make a point to enjoy it in a different way. No gym and access to my family’s fridge and pantry, where donuts/cookies/candy are a drawer away, usually gave me anxiety. This year I took advantage of the nature around me and sweat outside. I picked up some of my necessities and made do with the rest of the kitchen. A bit of a mental health vacation did me well.
I was incredibly excited about my spur of the moment trip to Reno, considering Taylor and I (the guy’s shoulders I’m sitting on) put our heads together to surprise Christina, his girlfriend and one of my best friends. I happened to arrive the weekend of A Night in the Country, which is a well known country festival that apparently includes camping. I wasn’t prepared, but went with the flow and ended up having an incredible time even though I don’t like country music.
I’ve always wanted to visit Boston and when Kirsti (a friend from the golden years) moved out there with her husband, I figured why not? A week long sleepover consisting of girl talk, food and shopping was another reminder of just how important it is to practice balance. In other words, when in Fenway Park, you eat the foot long hotdog. The same mindset will by used to justify my future adventures.