[think kit. day nine.] THE BROWN LINE // CHICAGO — It’s a little stupid how excited we get to make plans for a new year. The shift from December 31st to January 1st shouldn’t be all that different from February turning into March. Actually, that flip of the calendar probably gets us too revved up as it is. Time is weird.
Despite everything I just wrote, I too get stupidly enthusiastic about making plans for the year and months ahead. I’m looking forward to so many things in 2015.
Like my trip to Dallas in March, when I’ll get to see some friends I only get to see about once a year — we’re running a half marathon because why not.
Then there’s my first long distance triathlon (aka half Ironman), scheduled for June.
Matt graduates from Northwestern with a master’s degree in August, and we’re taking a celebratory trip to D.C. after he’s done.
I’m planning on running my first marathon in the fall. But before I do that, I’m competing for Team USA at the World Triathlon Grand Final, which happens to be in my home city.
There will be trips to see family, breweries to try, spontaneous outings with friends, weddings, after-work shenanigans and anything else that pops up.
I’m stupidly excited for all of it.
[think kit. dec. 9 prompt: The calendar still says 2014, but let’s push forward. What are you looking forward to in 2015? Is there an event, special occasion, or reunion that you’re counting down the days until? Planning a trip? A life change? A move? Or maybe it’s the simple pleasures – the release of a movie, something or someone hitting a stage near you.]