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I turned 26. This means I have less than four years to take care of the stuff on this list that I haven't done yet. Fortunately I have taken care of most of them already. One of my favorites is that you should learn how to live alone, which I think is important. I think you learn about yourself when you live alone, and it's a key step to knowing who you are as an individual. You don't have to necessarily think it's the greatest thing ever, but it's at least a good healthy experiment.
Because I turned 26 I also ate cake. Yum.
I went to the Golden Bee twice. If you're ever in Colorado Springs you need to go there. The food is great, but the highlight is really when they throw bees at you. I have a growing collection on my television.
I went to Alabama and Arizona for work. We hosted national championships in those states, and I serve in a media capacity at events. This really kicks off my travel season, which is taking me to places like San Diego, Austin, Boston, Reno, Michigan and more. Traveling can be tiring but I love seeing new places (or revisiting favorites from past trips) and when I get to see my friends on these trips, it's even better.
Plus, I just really like flying.
I decided that even though I love running, I need to swim more. I still haven't yet, because I don't belong to a gym with a pool, but this week I'm going to cancel my current gym membership and sign up for one with a pool. I could go swim with a masters team but 5:30 is really early, and I don't always want to swim 2 miles. So I will just go back to doing it on my own.
I quit online dating. And I'm not sad about it.
I got a haircut. This is kind of boring but I haven't had my hair this short in at least two years (probably more) so it was worth mentioning!
I also participated in Foodie Penpals again this month. I won't be able to do it in May (schedule just won't allow it) but I love this program. It was started by Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean and has grown exponentially over the past few months!
Brittany was paired with me this month, and she sent me some great stuff! I haven't had a chance to try everything yet, but there is a great selection of bars that she sent, as well as some homemade granola from her home state and what sounds like an amazing chocolate bar (pear and almond!) that I might dig into later today...
I think this penpals program is exciting because it's a chance to receive items that other people love, and that you might not have tried yet. Before this month, I hadn't had any of the things Brittany sent me, but I am guessing I will have some new favorites after I try everything!
Here are some details about Foodie Penpals in case you’re a interested in participating in the program:
- On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
- You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
- The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
- You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
- Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
- Foodie Penplas is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We've determined things might get too slow and backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from U.S. to Canada and vice versa. So Lindsay keeps the two countries separate.
And that was April. It went fast, and tomorrow is a whole new month with new challenges and places to go and things to do. Do you have anything fun coming up in May?