The Challenge: Take on a new skill or hobby every month and learn or do as much as you can within thirty days. This is the story of one girl's quest to find what she loves to do, and finds herself along the way.
Took several days off of yoga. This weekend was really tiring. I had some terrible allergies and didn’t have any extra energy. Went to a yoga class at the gym today. It was still very very tough, but I can feel it getting easier. I can feel my muscles getting stronger and more flexible.
Had another doctors appointment today and got cleared for grass and NW allergens. If this takes, I could never have seasonal allergies again. Win. I’ll keep ya posted.
Alright, WordPress. Here’s the deal. My name is Abbie. I am 29 and live in Portland, Oregon. I am like most people who devoted a lot of time and energy to other people and work. I found myself not even knowing what I enjoyed doing. I started a project on November 1st, 2010 to do more and learn more. I made a list of all the things I wanted to do, but never had time for… painting, skydiving, fencing, learning Japanese, dancing, running, glass blowing… the list went on and on. I decided to take one thing on my list and focus as much spare time and energy on it as possible. I spent months training for a half marathon (which I ran in October 2011,) learning to bake (scones, bread, pretzels, and cookies,) eating healthy (mostly raw fruits and veggies,) drinking wine (easiest month ever,) getting fit (taking zumba, Krav Maga, yoga, and TurboKick classes,) doing community service (for the Oregon Food Bank, community gardens, and raising $1500 for the Children’s Cancer Association,) trying my luck at online dating (and meeting my current live-in boo,) hiking (taking several trips all around Oregon and Washington,) and finally blogging (you can read all about my past adventures at http://www.thirtydaysofnew.tumblr.com )
So, I’ve had my tumblr for almost a year. I found that it was lacking several key factors that I have found on wordpress… so here I am. I thought for a long time about incorporating previous posts onto this site and actually had them all transferred over for a few days before I trashed them all. This is thirty days of NEW! I am so apt to creating new adventures every month but I didn’t recognize the opportunity to new-ify my bloggy blog. This is a clean slate… the forever-promised organization and brevity might have a chance in the new format. Well, that’s basically it… I hope you enjoy.