Even though I'm not in school, and haven't been for almost 25 years, I still feel like fall is the beginning of a new year. I'm ready to buy new pencils and tube socks for gym class and spiral notebooks; none of which I need or would ever use. And it feels like it's time for the de rigueur beginning of school essay about what I did on my summer vacation, even though I wasn't really on vacation. My sister-in-law, Laura's blog, Buckle Button Zip, has a post called Catching Up, which is what I'm going to do here.
Except for a weekend in Montana, and a week in Boulder, I spent the entire summer at our mountain house in Keystone. Brad and I are writing a book together in the series of books that he is co-authoring called Startup Revolution. Our book is called Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur which is available on Amazon for pre-order even though we haven't finished writing yet. I have a lot of writing to do!
An interesting side effect of writing is that I'm probably reading the least I've ever read since I first learned to read before kindergarten. So I'm not making any additions to my Best Books Read in 2012 list since I really haven't been reading books. Very weird for me.
I did some hiking, watched a bunch of the Olympics, ate sushi every week, and enjoyed the company of lots of terrific friends who came to visit. The weekend in Montana was for Brad's 22nd marathon. Missoula is a terrific town, and I look forward to another visit there.
The week in Boulder was mostly for my Mom's 70th birthday celebration, which was made extra special by the surprise appearance of her 3 grandkids, and the Alaska residing members of the family. The whole family hadn't been together in years, so that was really nice.
I had the last of my twice weekly physical therapy appointments for my wrist in Keystone. It's been almost 6 months since I broke it on March 7th, and it really has been a long road. I'm not able to do yoga or tennis yet, or pushups; but soon. Physical therapy is a great place to practice gratitude when there are always people there who are much more injured than I was. And PT really helped. A shout out to Jenn at Avalanche Physical Therapy for all of her encouragement and help.
Now that summer is over, I'm looking at my calendar for this semester and it looks busy. I have trips currently planned to New York on 9/7 to the US Open tennis and super fancy special dinner at Per Se for my 46th birthday with Warren and Ilana on 9/14 and art and shopping and more eating, then directly on to San Francisco, for my mother-in-law Cecelia Feld's 70th birthday and home on 9/23.
Then October is just crazy:
- St. George, Utah marathon weekend
- Cambridge, MA
- Burlington, Vermont marathon
- Detroit, Michigan marathon
- Wellesley College board meetings
- Kentucky for the National Horse Show
- Election Day
- Palm Desert for Ernst and Young Entreneur of the Year Award ceremony
- Palmilla in Cabo san Lucas for Brad's 47th birthday with a gang of friends
Current plans for 2013 include trips to Australia, Brazil, Iceland and Alaska.
I'm seriously trying to figure out whether I can have 2014 be a year of no travel. What would that be like?!?
I hope you had a terrific summer doing whatever you did!