I learn that I love waking up in the mornings, read the newspaper, drink tea. I love outside courtyards in the shade with garden and water and people watching.
Solo traveling is lovely. Ideally for me while traveling, I have a companion once a day.
I don't like loud noise, and I don't mind people as long as they're not noisy.
I'm sad that the weather in Austin is so hot most days that I'm not outside, and I need to take advantage of the cold weather from Oct to Feb.
Life goals check?
I think outwardly my life looks successful. But I do have a big weakness in that I need to eat healthier. It got a little bit better this year, I'm starting to eat veggies thanks to a day job that exposes me to salads in the cafeteria, and flower child at the domain. But still need more veggies. I could of couse be thinner, the measure of the ultimate success for women. Blargh.
Job wise, I wish I could work remotely more. But that's something that will eventually open up as I grow in my skills or if I'm willing to take a pay cut.
Art wise, I dance 2-3 times a week. I spend some time in the underground trains reading the book Andy and I are working on, and it's in progress. Creating art is so hard.
Peter and I went to Umu, a two star Michelin restaurant and it was delicious. I also saw the Rosetta Stone at the British museum. But that was really it at the British museum except for the gift store. I really love museum gift stores. Peter asked me if I’ve ever been to the museum of transportation and I said yes! We walked towards it and I realized, oh, I’ve been to the gift shop. That place has a great museum store gift shop with Underground branded items. I also love the Victoria and Albert museum gift store, and their courtyard.
Did the Crystal Maze Experience at West End today. It’s apparently based on a nineties British game show. Like a high production value escape room, but with an energetic actor who was the maze runner. Peter and I got joined with a different group and it was a lot of fun. You do each challenge alone while the team yells and cheers you on. I managed to solve one as the time was running out and the whole team cheered and it was the best feeling ever. No wonder people do team sports. (Photos from google since cell phones not allowed)
Had lunch at an Italian place, also went to the spa again. Dinner was at an oyster place.
22 years ago, I was addicted to an online text based game, a MUD.( Collapse )
Lovely breakfast at Apero’s, I tried black pudding. It had good texture and not distasteful. The English breakfast tea was delicious and I read the Time’s, which I really like the size of. Small and compact. I wish the NYTimes was small like that.
Moved to the Airbnb, which has a tiny rooftop terrace.
Went to my bibliotherapy tea, which was basically paying someone for a date so they talk books at you. She gave me a “book prescription” and the high tea at Ham Yard hotel, Soho was delicious!
Shopped at Oxford street which was crowded and stressful.
Then I did a ballroom private with someone who didn’t know much of American smooth style and it was interesting, and he taught me some useful stuff about rhumba and waltz.
Lots of walking. I’m wiped.
The first few hours of London was epic.( Collapse )
2. the patience of my husband.
3. ballroom dancing.
1. being able to eat healthier
2. good conversations.
3. being more present.
1. Saying no to repeated upsells by Fred Astaire to an overpriced 50 mins coaching.
2. staying for the 8 pm elements class even though I was tired.
3. making my co-workers laugh.
1. eating a healthier dinner.
2. taking the time to write.
3. more patience
1. The smell of kiddo's hair
2. my new soft bed
3. andy making me juice in the mornings
how today great?
1. accomplishing something at work
2. eating vegetables for lunch
3. quality time with kid.
I am smart, creative, and intelligent.
1. a writing meeting with elizabeth
2. going to brentwood social house
3. reading some architecture and python stuff on a sunday.
how could i have made it better.
1. more physical activity