A couple of years ago, in 2015, I was stuck in a rut. *Adulting* was getting overwhelming, so I decided to get back to having fun on my birthday. I picked out a theme that would set the tone for my birthday month and the rest my solar year. My theme was "Living to THRIVE at 35!". I set out to have some fun and adventure during the month of August. In addition to my regular running and teaching schedule, I went bowling, skating, to music and cultural festivals, and zip lining.