August has been an awesome month.
…a month full of interesting tan lines, meeting internet friends, trying new things, spontaneous meetups with friends, lots of reading, plenty of chips and salsa…
…not enough Project Life (ordering photos is seriously the biggest hassle), a ton of TV watching, and maybe a few too many things in the “I guess it can wait until later” category.
I think what I liked most about this month is that it felt like it was a LONG month. With the end of the year looming, I can’t help but worry about the days going by too quickly and that feeling that October through December are going to fly by.
Let’s take it slow, September.
From photos from my side of the screen:
This month was for Outdoor Retailer and meeting more of the Mountain Adventurers…I hope to spend more time with them as soon as possible. They’re such a cool bunch.
This month was for spending a ton of time on the water. Our friend Chelsea has a membership to a local aquatic center and we’ve been going with her on the weekends to hang out and kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Orange County can be pretty beautiful, especially as you’re floating through an ecological reserve full of interesting birds and watching sting rays cruise below your board.
The BUILD ecourse virtual retreat was this past weekend (all the Q&A videos were recorded and are available on the course site – learn more about the course here) and while I was without my folder with a chunk of the work I planned to tackle, I did get a few things off of my plate! I updated my About page, double-checked that I had a 404 page solution, backed up my site, built a landing page, wrote an email to my mailing list, and blogged for the week. I’m learning to roll with the punches a little easier.
The biggest thing this month has to be the release the of 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Alex and I paired up with some friends from my work to start a campaign…we’re totally new to D&D and I’m having the best time coming up with my character and developing her story. I won’t chat much about our RPG adventures here, but I may post some photos from game nights on Instagram.
August was also awesome because I am finally able to announce that I was invited to be a Sport Chalet Expert Ambassador. More specifically, I am a Sport Chalet Expert Ambassador for the brand’s Outdoors community! It’s pretty neat, but I do have to admit that when I was first invited to be a part of the program, I emailed the coordinator that, “I’m not expert…except when it comes to trying new things.” There are some familiar faces in the Sport Chalet Expert Ambassador group, which is great to see, and many more folks that I started following — I can’t help following people who inspire me to get outdoors and try new things.
What does this mean? I’ll be hosting a pretty rad giveaway in a few weeks, so be sure to subscribe and follow me on Twitter so you’ll know when the giveaway goes live. This also means you may see me using the #WildernessWanderer hashtag on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook — If you post photos (including #selfies!) of your outdoor adventures, Sport Chalet may feature your photo on their Instagram and Pinterest accounts. I’ll be connected to more outdoors folks, so if there are some activities you’d like me to research (or try first hand so I can give a heads up about what beginners should know before starting) something or just want to find more outdoorsy bloggers/social media people, let me know!