We made it through Labor Day weekend, the Hampton Classic Horse Show is over, temperatures have slowly cooled, school buses have reemerged, and pumpkin pandemonium has begun. We are clearly in September! As much as I am not ready for fall vibes just yet, I am excited for a new season filled with unlimited possibilities. I have a lot of things in the works that I can’t wait to share when the time is right.
For now though, it’s time to make plans for September. Here’s what’s on my agenda so far:
Go: Last spring, I made yet another return to the riding ring, and I can tell you with certainty that it is so much harder to return to horseback riding as an adult. For one thing, finding spare time to spend hours at the barn is tough. Next, getting muscles you haven’t used in a while back in shape takes time (and that means being sore for many days after each ride). But after all these years, being at the barn still feels like home. So, last weekend when the opportunity presented itself to spend some time among horses, I jumped at the chance. My goal this fall is to ride once a week…and to maybe be ready to attend a horse show by next summer.
Try: Why is working out at home so much more of a challenge these days? In theory, I should have plenty of time. But in actuality, these workouts never happen (despite continuing to pay for a monthly virtual membership). My plan? I’m going to designate one day a week to doing a workout at home (and I’m going to put it on my calendar). I’ll report back and let you know how it’s going.
Visit: I feel like I need a little day trip somewhere, anywhere within a short drive from Long Island. Last year, I visited Beacon, NY, a quaint town about two hours away. I also stopped at Dia, an impressive art museum I wouldn’t mind returning to. Other alternatives on the list are the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY or a day in Sag Harbor, NY, a place I haven’t explored in quite a while. Stay tuned!
Do: If you have been following my blog for a while, you may recall that I went to American University in Washington, DC and majored in political science. I was intent on going to law school after I graduated, but clearly life had other plans for me. For years, I used any excuse to go back to DC to visit (fun fact: I would love to move back there permanently). And now, I am finally reconnecting with my political science background through a patient advocacy program that I was accepted to this fall. We are only two classes in, but I can already tell that this is my calling and a solid way to make an actionable difference in the patient advocacy space.
What’s on your agenda this month?