Here's the organized version of all ideas big and small that I scratched down during my brainstorm for Reality Rain Cheque.
They are mostly doable, budget friendly things that (most importantly) appeal to ME!
I look at this "break" time as a chance to do things I can't always do. As a no excuse time. As an opportunity to live the life and be the person I want to be. To be intentional about my actions and thoughtful about the reasons behind them.
Only a few days in and I can already sense the shifts in my perspective on how I want things to be after this vacation. It will be different... In so many ways... It is my hope that my family will reunite feeling refreshed and with our cups overflowing! Ready for more experiences that make us happy and meaningful time that doesn't need to end just because vacation is over.
Anyway, more on that later.
Here's the list in all it's random, from-the-heart glory.
Explore 'character' neighbourhoods
Go to an Outsiders Run Club Meet | Oct 25, Instagram
Find free yoga | Tried Body Flow class, Oct 29
Yoga with Adrienne at home | Oct 16
Try a spin class
Halloween Howl 5K Run, Sunday, Oct 23 @ 9
Walks + Hikes
- Bowness Park | Oct 16 (read here)
- East Village / River Walk | Outsiders Run
- Bowmont Park NW
- Edworthy Park SW
- Douglasdale Trails | Oct 20, Instagram
- South Fish Creek | Oct 21, Instagram
- Lake Chaparral to Cranston | Oct 23, Instagram
Treat pups to dog park(s) | Oct 25 with Luna
See COP | Coincidently I could see it from a high point of my walk at Bowness Park :)
Tea House Hike | ...closed early October :(
READ ( / watch / listen )
Finish night stand books:
- Daring Greatly (again) | check! A must read for everyone.
- A House in the Sky
Documentaries to watch (all on Netflix):
- Happy | Watched Oct 16
- The Secret | Watched Oct 18
- Awake: The Life of Yogananda | Watched Oct 21
- The Human Experiment | Watched Oct 23
- Stink Movie | Watched Oct 24, available for free online until the end of October at stinkmovie.com
Podcasts | SO much podcast time! More details for another post perhaps?
Download new music
Blog catch up reading
WRITE ( / create )
Submit iTunes Podcast reviews for my favourite shows. | Wrote a review for one of my new favourite podcasts, discovered during Reality Rain Cheque, called Live Immediately with Mike Campbell
Felt board stories + shapes for playroom | Check!
No-sew fleece blankets
PHOTOS - Print. Frame. Photo Albums.
Document on the blog. (#realityraincheque) | This post, First weekend, Two Weeks
Collaborate with local mamas/blogs/biz
Create a Live List
Research/plan next year's camping trips
Research/plan dream vacations
Make meal plans | I planned meals for my family's first week back ;)
Learn to crochet
Take video clips of Reality Rain Cheque
Write a note to someone special
"Letter to my intuition"
Note to Halle's preschool teachers
CONNECT ( / places / events )
Wordfest: Gals & Good Times | Read about it here
Visit an art gallery
Go to a museum
Heritage Park Vintage & Antique Sale
Plan a Pink Party
Dinner with friends
Pumpkin Festival, Oct 22
ADAC Calgary Gallery Hop, Oct 22
Halloween at the lake
Halloween treat bags (kids & mama biz bags) | kids complete - we had about 100 trick or treaters!
* newly added *
Ladies craft afternoon | Oct 22 :)
Flames game / night out | Oct 22
ME ( / others )
Get a massage
Try Clear Float Spa | Oct 24, Instagram, Oct 31
NAP. | check, check, check
Babysit for Halloween | volunteer attempt did not pan out in the end... I tried!
Donate clothes | Done!
Random acts of kindness/service *** | hold doors for people. pass it on. ;)
Plan biz events
Shop for a cause: Breast Cancer Awareness Month KEEP donations | Accepted sponsors of bracelets to be donated to Calgary's Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation, details here
Organize a fundraiser
Shop for Christmas gifts
FOOD ( + drink )
Shop at Italian Market
Order Indian | leftovers for days
WINE. | gulp.
Try a re:grub shake | And a burger! Oct 31
Expand my Fiasco flavour tasting ;) | ...Or stick to my favourite: Creamy Coconut
Find Food Trucks
Willow Park Beer Festival, Oct 24, $40
Bake muffins to:
- eat them all myself ;)
- gift a friend :)
Try new recipes/new food | honey cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes
Make cookies just to eat the dough | okay, I added this one today as I ate it while typing this post ;P recipe
Complete safety tasks | completed!
Sign policies | October 18, 2016: It's official, I'm an Alberta Approved Family Day Home Provider with Child Development Dayhomes
Advertise | Posted flyers around neighbourhood playgrounds
Create Facebook page | Ladybug Playgarden
Find families :) | Currently accepting interviews!
You may have noticed I added italicized text next to what's complete, which isn't much so far! Lots of ideas and time to make things happen. Ultimately I'm choosing to go with the flow during this time. The list was a way for me to thought dump and now go from here to make the most of this time I have been given. There's already been some pretty cool moments of "attraction" or signs of this adventure unfolding positively... Go watch The Secret to learn more about that ;)
Until next time, friends. Thanks for following along xoxo