Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Complete the 30 Day Song Challenge

I saw friends doing this on Facebook a few months ago, and I thought it looked kind of fun. I feel like I've been really out of sync (no pun intended) with the music scene since we moved to Chicago, and I thought doing this challenge might help me get more interested in music again, and really just discover some insight into myself as well.

Goals Accomplished: 8
Days Remaining: 968
Money Saved: $115

day 01 - your favorite song In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
day 02 - your least favorite song
Tie between Shout by Tears for Fears and Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant
day 03 - a song that makes you happy American Girl by Tom Petty
day 04 - a song that makes you sad Never is a Promise by Fiona Apple
day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone Edelweiss from The Sound of Music
day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere This Island Earth by The Nylons
day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event From This Moment On by Shania Twain
day 08 - a song that you know all the words to Come Sail Away by Styx
day 09 - a song that you can dance to Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake
day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep The Space Between by Zero 7
day 11 - a song from your favorite band Yer So Bad by Tom Petty
day 12 - a song from a band you hate Your Little Hoodrat Friend by The Hold Steady
day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure Fuck You by Cee Lo Green
day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love Shake That by Eminem
day 15 - a song that describes you She's Always a Woman to Me by Billy Joel
day 16 - a song that you used to love but now hate Break It Off by Rihanna and Sean Paul
day 17 - a song that you hear often on the radio Rolling in the Deep by Adele
day 18 - a song that you wish you heard on the radio The Photograph Song by The Debut
day 19 - a song from your favorite album Desperado by The Eagles
day 20 - a song that you listen to when you’re angry You're Crazy by Guns N' Roses
day 21 - a song that you listen to when you’re happy Take It Easy by The Eagles
day 22 - a song that you listen to when you’re sad My Skin by Natalie Merchant
day 23 - a song that you want to play at your wedding The Luckiest by Ben Folds
day 24 - a song that you want to play at your funeral Eli Eli by Hannah Senesh
day 25 - a song that makes you laugh Fuck Her Gently by Tenacious D
day 26 - a song that you can play on an instrument Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
day 27 - a song that you wish you could play Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones
day 28 - a song that makes you feel guilty Heal Over by KT Tunstall
day 29 - a song from your childhood A Smile and a Song from Snow White
day 30 - your favorite song at this time last year In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

Have a Numerology Session

I met with Philip today for an hour and learned all about myself. Or rather, Philip told me all the things I already knew about myself.

It was really interesting. He went through the meaning of my birthday as well as my name and explained how it all works together, what I'm supposed to be doing and who I am. And everything he said was spot on and resonated with me. I took a ton of notes to really go over it again to process and make sure I don't have any questions.

But it all boiled down to basically this: I kick ass.

Goals Accomplished: 7
Days Remaining: 975
Money Saved: $96

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Eat Vegetarian for One Week

This was harder than I thought it would be only because I had to make a conscious effort at every meal not to eat meat. I don't normally eat meat at every meal -- or even every day -- but I also don't normally have to think about it constantly.

So the more I focused on not eating meat, the more I missed it. I think there is a breaking point where it gets better and you just don't miss it anymore, but one week is definitely not it. Regardless, I think this was a success.

Goals Accomplished: 6
Days Remaining: 981
Money Saved: $80