Days 349 to 355: A Week of Victories

I realise I have not written all week! I was just having such a good one, I didn’t stop to write it down! So I know present, for your consideration, last week’s victories:

 

Day 349 – Today, I convinced myself to get up and go to the gym, which was especially hard since it was really cold and dark.

Day 350 – Today, I had a singing lesson where I found a song that I like to sing, and doesn’t sound rubbish. I also got to fulfill a lifelong dream of puppeteering for film!

Day 351 – Today, I went to Alan Cumming’s book launch, and got to go backstage and meet him! He was really nice, and it was a great evening.

Day 352 – Today, we ran all of Act 1 of the play. It’s not looking bad, and only really needs tweaking and adjusting – so yay!

Day 353 – Today, I actually had a kind of good time at work! I was in a meeting with an academic colleague that I really click with, and we had a great discussion and a few laughs!

Day 354 – Today, I got the chance to FaceTime with three people I love very much: my friend Colin (about his new website that I’m building), my Mom (with bonus appearance of my Stepdad), and my friend Michael (where a 10 minute quick chat turned into at least 20 minutes.) I love video chat – it makes me feel so much more connected to friends and family far away!

Day 355 – Today, I tried yoga for the first time, and it was amazing! It was really hard work (I’ve never sweat that much) and at the end, I felt really calm. Consider me a convert!

 

So, there you go – a whole week’s worth! I’ll get back to doing it every day for the last 10 days of the victory year!

What were your victories this week? Post them in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 348 – Deep Clean

Today, I spent three hours doing a super deep clean of my bedroom. I’m talking washing walls, dusting everywhere, moving furniture, vacuuming the mattress – all that stuff! It was exhausting (and disgusting) but I was really glad to get into bed knowing that my sleep environment was pristine.

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 347 – Reconnecting

Today, I got the chance to reconnect with an friend I haven’t seen in over a year! It was great to hear about all the positive and exciting things going on in her life, and I’m really glad we are back in touch. We have vowed not to make it another year before we see each other again!

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 346 – Night Out

Tonight, I did something I rarely do. I went on a girls night out! Those who know me will know that I will rarely choose to get dressed up and drink cocktails, but it was SO FUN! I am really lucky to enjoy spending time with my colleagues, and it was fun to get girly with some of them!

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 345 – Sword Fight

I hate to go on about I Hate Hamlet, but tonight’s rehearsal was really magical. For the first time since we started, their was a moment of magic – the actors lost themselves in the moment, and it was brilliant. They’ve set the bar very high, though – I won’t let them get away with less anymore!

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 344 – New Book!

Today, I got to experience the joy of a new book! It’s been a long time since I bought a brand-new book for myself that I was truly excited about. Today, I got Alan Cumming’s new book Not My Father’s Son delivered to my desk at work. It was so great to get something so lovely in the middle of “hump day.” I cannot wait to get home and start to read it!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 343 – Coming Together

Today, we ran a huge chunk of Act 1 for I Hate Hamlet. It’s really coming together. I am so proud of everyone (and myself!) – it’s looking great!

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 342 – Fresh Start

Today, I started my own November challenge. I want to eat right, and recommit to going to the gym. Today, I didn’t have any added sugars or bread! I also got myself to the gym in the morning before work (the only time I really have to go these days!) It set me up for a great day.

I’m really proud of getting through the first day – just 27 more to go!

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 341 – Choreography

Today, I had a moment of genius. I used Keynote (like PowerPoint for you Windows users) to choreograph a sword fight for the play. It only took about an hour, but now I have it all clearly mapped out (and, of course, colour coded.) It was great to get that done in the morning, and then have the rest of the day to relax.

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Day 340 – Vintage Day

Today, we went and surprised my mother-in-law at her Vintage Day in Anstruther. It was fantastic! We got to sit and have tea out of cups and saucers (like classy people) and see lots of great vintage stuff on display. It was really nice to go and support her, and the tea and baked goods alone were worth the drive!

What was your victory today? Post it in the comments!

Love,

Andra xo

Vintage Day