Yes I know it's not the first time I've posted this picture on the blog, but I can't help myself. I kinda love it hehe.
On August 1 I wrote this little post about living in the moment and enjoying my 3 and a half week vacation from work. In that post, I shared a list of goals I hoped to achieve during my vacation. I hoped that these goals would
Here's a little update on my goals:
-Go to the beach every single day
Ok I definitely didn't go every single day, but I was really really close. I may have missed 1 day while I was in LA.
-Workout 4-5 days a week
Wamp wamp, fail. It was more 3-4 days a week, but I spent A LOT of time walking, hiking, and exploring so I definitely spent time exercising even if I wasn't in a gym. (Which is just fine with me)
-Appreciate the moment
Always =) Really though, I spent lots and lots of time enjoying the quiet, the sound of the waves, or sitting in our backyard hammock and reading. Sweet eh?
I read 5 books, and I think that's pretty flipping great. The books I read are...
1. The Fault In Our Stars (obsessed with this book, just OBSESSED).
2. 50 Shades of Grey (I know, I know I was totally against the book for the first 40ish pages... and then I changed my mind hahaha)
3. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (this book was ok, but getting through it was a bit of a struggle at times)
4. The Contortionist's Handbook (really good and interesting book)
5. 50 Shades Darker (mhm, it's all right, but it's no 50 Shades of Grey)
I'm starting The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society today and have heard so many great things about it. Can't wait =)
-Watch less TV (unless the Olympics or Shark Week are on... I love me some Shark Week)
Wellll the TV is off right now, I've read 5 books in 3.5 weeks, and I spent lots and lots of time outdoors. I did, however spend some time catching up on my favorite Bravo housewives and art gallery girls. What can I say I appreciate quality television. =P
-Take the ferry to Catalina Island with Nadav for the day
Fail, buttt there's always this weekend. (Hint hint wink wink, Nadavvvvvv)
We went, we
-Catch up on emails...
It took me a few weeks, but I think I did ok. Speaking of emails, there was a point over summer break where I came to some realizations about emails and my addiction to social media. More on that later, but for now I wanted to say thank you to all of you who leave me such sweet comments on here and read my blog each day. =)You truly brighten my days.
-Spend time learning more about photography and shooting in manual
I dabbled, kinda. =P Let's just say I have room for some serious improvement.
Sprinkles Ice Cream!
Done and done, and it was kinda fabulous. You can read more about those shenanigans here and here.
-Go to Sea World at least twice a week to visit the dolphins
Also done and done. There was also the time I went to Sea World twice in the same day. #Weirdooo
-Spend less time shopping/on the couch and more time living
Yes yes and yes... except for that time Farra and I went to the San Ysidro Outlet Mall =P
I went one time, but the Del Mar Races are not over yet. Maybe tonight? Check out the my post about the first I went to the races this summer here.
-COOK. I've kinda been slacking in that department.
EPIC FAIL. MUST GET BETTER
-CLEAN! (did you hear that Mom? I promise to clean =P)
Yes, I did some serious cleaning over the past few weeks and I feel so good about it. Our house feels better and is more organized. I'm loving it. (See Mom I told you I'd be better =P)
Hm also failed, but I don't feel bad about it. =) I spent lots and lots of time enjoying the beach this summer.
-Watch Gabe perform in Fiddler On The Roof at the Moonlight Theater in Vista (Go Gabey!)
Made it happen, and the play was beautiful! I'm also an emotional sap and cried my eyes out during the entire show, I had no idea Fiddler was so so sad.
-Go sailing again (I haven't posted about our first sailing experience but lets just say I screamed "I HATE THIS I HATE THIS!!" multiple times, we got stuck on the sand 3 times, got laughed at by people hanging out on the shore, but after about 30minutes of misery we got the hang of sailing and I LOVED every second. Lesson Learned: Calm down, trust your man, and think before you scream hehe. Lesson Also Learned: Sailing is a great couple bonding activity hehe)
We didn't end up sailing again, but it's definitely not too late. =)
I think I did pretty well, right?
I'm just so thankful I had the time to slow down and enjoy myself.
Hope you have a great long weekend