I’m a quarter of the way through this, which seems unbelievable to me. I didn’t bother to update you last week, because a) who cares, really, and b) it wasn’t a great week. After some pondering, I realized that I needed to further refine a few goals to better suit the purpose of this exercise. I’ve updated “30 minute walk” to be “30 minutes in the world,” since the entire point of that goal was to have some interaction with people, and I found that walking was largely a solitary activity. I also changed the gym goal to be “intentional activity.” And, with that, I think we can all say that I’m officially Crunchy California. Basically, though, a two hour walk should count, even if it doesn’t occur at the gym. I’ve lived with these edits for a week, and this week was much better.
I also decided that to count any extra “once a week” things. Thus, if we go on three dates, two of those can cancel out two times that I didn’t make the bed, etc, when figuring out my success percentage. At first, I thought this was cheating. And then I remembered that this entire activity is A MADE UP THING. It doesn’t count. And, as mentioned above, no one cares. The point is to feel happier and better, so whatever, man!
Here’s my chart!
You’ll notice that I laughed a lot this week, and I hadn’t realized how much I’d been missing that. The Horse Whisperer and I played mini-golf one night, and we also have started playing this dumb game that involves tossing a wiffle ball at the back wall of our garden. I’m certifiably terrible at both activities, which cracks me up. I also spent two days in LA with my wonderful friend, Anne, which was all kinds of good for my soul.
This week should be a good one, too! I’m headed back to San Francisco on Friday for a work trip, and I cannot wait. I’m a little bit nervous about how it will feel to be back home-not-home, but I’ve filled my dance card with many wonderful things and people. I’ll be eating the heck out of all of my favorite things, and I’m sure I’ll over-Instagram it. Good stuff!
Here’s our picture of the week. Have a great one, friends!