I have had the craziest last couple of weeks. Between work, friends, projects, quartet rehearsals, and family obligations, it’s hard to find a moment to slow down and reflect. Saturday was the first day in a while that I was able to sit down and think about how I have been coming along on my fall to-do list, so cheers to the weekend!
Even though I have been incredibly busy, I have been happy. I am the sort that gets a huge amount of gratification from accomplishing things, and that’s what fall has done for me. Here’s what I have been up to lately:
1. Keeping up with appearances. I am now into my second month of Birchbox, and loving it! Since I’m not adventurous enough to buy a full-sized bottle of product to try, it’s nice to get a few samples to see what works. I’m currently loving the Dr. Jart+ tinted moisturizer from the September box and still getting a feel for a few items in the October box.
2. Exercising. I joined a running club in Shirlington and it has done wonders for my energy level. It’s also a great way to release stress after a long day at work, and to socialize! It’s hard for me to motivate myself to work out, but so much easier with a great group of friends. My goal is to be able to run the entire 5K loop without stopping to walk, but I must say I am quite proud that I have even completed between 3.1 – 3.7 miles AND I am no longer a running hater!
3. Getty crafty. After a realization that I need to channel my younger more crafty self, I decided to host a monthly craft night. There’s nothing too much more relaxing and comforting than creating art, drinking, and laughing with friends. Our first craft night featured one of my childhood favorite crafts: Sculpey. In addition to some creative planters, we decided to make a few octopi friends for our rooms and offices. DIY steps and photos to come!
4. Practicing. Strike Quartet is keeping me busy with rehearsals and preparing for our first performance on October 18th at the Fridge. It has been awesome getting the group together to do something that we all love. Our show at the Fridge was a great first gig (check out our mention in the Capitol Hill Corner blog!) and I’m looking forward to performing more and more. And look at this awesome poster that my friend Dan made for us!
If you have any suggestions for crafty night projects or have great fall “to-do’s,” please share!