When life gets crazy or exciting or overwhelming or things change, I write. It’s always been this way for me. And so as an extension of this, I am going to have a weekly, “here’s a little bit of life”, post. From working in college ministry to life as a part time nanny. Date nights and soccer games on the weekends. Reading and drinking coffee and squeezing in a run. Just taking a moment to look back at what the week has brought me before plunging into that all so wonderful weekend!
It’s been a cleansing week. With my work schedule being lighter then I expected it to be, I have had time to tackle some life things. I have this elusive extra room at my house that has been sitting unused and so has accumulated things. Having lived here for over two years now, it’s a bit embarrassing. As someone who loves the feeling of knowing I could put everything I own into my car and be on my way, this just doesn’t fit. So I am getting rid of some serious stuff. Organizing paperwork and having a place for every little thing that I must keep and getting the rest out of the house and out of my life. It is incredibly therapeutic and so freeing.
I did it. I got new running shoes! They feel like heaven on my feet and I am so excited to start working away from my uber-support running shoes. Having a knee injury from years of playing soccer required that I run in more support, but I have strengthened that knee up and am ready to slowly start moving towards running in something lighter. I got the Brooks Ghost 9 and they are a neutral running shoe. They feel perfect on my feet! Just the right width and just the right amount of room in the toe box. If you need a support shoe, I highly recommend what I used to use, the Brooks Adrenaline. They are lightweight while still offering great support. AND they just came out with a new generation and the colors are really fun (including their NYC edition and some groovy galaxy styles).
This blog post from Cest Christine has, once again, struck a chord with me. As you may recall, I am (slowly) reading through Present Over Perfect and thinking through the things I spend my time on. So this post from Christine goes right alongside that really well.
Can’t even believe that next week is Thanksgiving already! I am ready to eat delicious food and spend time with family and get a real nice post lunch nap in. These are the things I look forward to. Excited to be spending this Thanksgiving with the boy and his German family. I’ll be bring the green bean casserole, because is it really Thanksgiving without it?
“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about your joys.” -Rita Schiano
This weekend I am getting my nose pierced and getting things ready for the busy week ahead. I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy every moment and each person surrounding your table.
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