May was off to a running start, and I realize now June starts next week. It has been nuts, but I've been able to do pretty much everything that I've wanted to do. Here is a list of things currently on my mind.
1. We had the annual CommuniTyler service event (communityler.org) this past Saturday, and I was grateful to be able to celebrate Tyler's memory by giving back to the community beside some old friends and some new friends. I realized I was wearing some clothes that I had coincidentally worn in the Ty's List documentary... five year ago.
2. One was a pair of jeans my sister bought for me from Martin + Osa, a store owned by American Eagle Outfitters (remember them?). They have long been out of business, but the hole in the left knee that just keeps going. My left big toe seems to have no problem getting caught in it...
3. The same left toe that I definitely think I broke a few weeks ago while on our micro-adventure kayaking trip with some friends. I managed to fall up the flight of stairs, in a graceful, slow moving timbeeerrrr kind of way. The more elegant version of the adventure is on Oru Kayak's Blog written and photographed by a dear friend, the incredible Peter Amend (@peteramend).
4. Been thinking about how I can incorporate more micro-adventures into my life. Recently I've been prioritizing going to the gym, but perhaps Parker and I can incorporate more urban hiking into our evening routine.
5. Still buzzing after going to two amazing shows in the past week. My friend and I went to go see Tape Face at Cobb's Comedy Club. No words can describe Tape Face's brilliance, so just watch his recent America's Got Talent bit (video). Huge fan, more on him later. Another friend and I went to see U2 play at the Levi's Stadium, who had the most beautiful visual and played a show for 50,000 people. 30th anniversary of the album "Joshua Tree".
6. Mumford and Sons opened for U2 that night, and I've been recently hooked on their Johannesburg EP (collaboration with Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg). Their song "Wona" is one that you can feel in your chest.
7. One of those songs I'm adding to my next road trip playlist - windows all the way down with my hair blowing everywhere. Just live.
8. Made three camping reservations scattered throughout the summer, and currently looking into a backpacking trip in October. #liveadventurously but let me know if you're interested.
9. The documentary on Netflix called "A Plastic Ocean" (trailer) inspired me to live with more intention, so that my children's kids can enjoy the earth we have today.