Here’s a high-level review of my 2017
December 2016: I celebrated one-year since I quit drinking with friends at STREET. I celebrated New Years’ Eve by volunteering at First Night Portsmouth.
January 2017: I picked up a new freelance & consulting marketing client.
February 2017: I went skateboarding & snowboarding for the first time in way too long!
March 2017: Due to scheduling conflicts, I resigned from the Executive Board of the PPLP and from hosting the RiverRun After Dark Youth Poetry series.
April 2017: I joined TEDxPortsmouth as their Marketing Communications Lead.
May 2017: I went hiking with about two dozen other people at Orris Falls in Maine. I went on my second annual Memorial Day weekend hike this time to Pawtuckaway.
June 2017: I worked on the set of #LoveinKilnerry, as an extra actress on weekend evenings. I learned on the fly how to operate a film camera and filmed the TEDxPortsmouth speaker auditions. I celebrated two years since I quit smoking cigarettes.
July 2017: I created the TEDxPortsmouth digital marketing calendar and coordinated with the marketing team volunteers on scheduling blog posts, content, email blasts, social media posts, and all marketing communications online and in print.
August 2017: I read poems by Lydia Davis at Poets in the Park at Prescott Park.
September 2017: I attended my first TEDx event. The speakers were engaging and inspiring. I love being a TEDxPiscataquaRiver volunteer.
October 2017: I joined friends for a 6-mile hike and sunset yoga next to the lake at Pawtuckaway.
November 2017: I tried out Bending Bohdi Yoga studio in Dover and loved it!
December 2017: I celebrated two years since I quit drinking with friends at The Green Elephant.
Be kind to yourself. You deserve it.