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2014 Challenge: April? – Guitar Lessons

2014 Challenge Music

… And we’re back for the 2014 Challenge round-up. Although this month, I’m cheating a little bit. April was a huge month for me, including getting a new job, a new apartment, new improv adventures – new everything. In all this new-ness, I didn’t participate in any new activities or classes. But have no fear! I doubled up in March and took guitar lessons through a partnership between the Old Town School of Folk Music and Second City. The four-week…

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2014 Challenge: March – Ziplining

2014 Challenge Travels

In the last 2014 Challenge post, I hinted at March’s activity requiring a helmet, bug spray and a singular glove. That’s right, I flew to Puerto Rico with one of my improv troupes, Uncomfortable Alphabet and we drove up to El Yunque Rainforest for some sunset ziplining. We found a coupon online (discounts!) and made a group reservation (discounts!) with Campo Rico Ziplining. For starters, the views were absolutely stunning. With or without ziplines, I could have hiked in that…

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2014 Challenge: February – Screen Printing

2014 Challenge

Remember that New Years’ resolution I mentioned last week? Well, here we are again. The weather feels about the same as it did in February when some friends and I took a screen printing class with Barrel Maker Printing here in Chicago. My friend, Ashley Mattys, introduced me to this glorious website, Dabble, which allows you to sample different classes, courses and activities and screen printing was our top pick. So, February rolled around and off to Barrel we went!…

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2014 Challenge: January – Aerial Fitness

2014 Challenge

Way back when, Dec. 31, 2013 to be exact, I made a news years resolution to test out an activity each month for the year 2014. Per usual, there were a few stipulations: The activity/experience had to be brand new to me. No repeats. The activity had to be physical – testing a new food or seeing a new art gallery doesn’t count. So, January rolled around and I decided to give a go at aerial aerobics, a Cirque du…

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