San Diego Recap: Part 1

Beauty, Food, Life

If I had to sum up my trip to San Diego in one sentence, it would be: 3 full days/4 nights there is just not enough. Each day was pretty jam-packed, which meant we got a lot accomplished, but not nearly as much as we wanted to. I guess that means a return trip is in the (hopefully) nearish future.

I was in San Diego from Friday, July 26 through Tuesday, July 30. I only know what it’s like there in late July since that was the same time I went there on my last visit back in 2017, but it’s a really nice time of year. The weather was basically perfect and honestly, the crowds weren’t terrible. Sooooo, let’s get to the recap! I’m splitting this into two posts cuz otherwise it would be definitely maybe too lengthy.

Day 1: Friday, July 26

No rest for the wicked (erm, those going on road trips). I woke up early for a day off (around 6:45) so I’d be able to get everything done I needed to before hitting the road with my fam. Basically, dropping off my dog at Happy Pets Palace in Chandler (the boarding place I take her to every time I go out of town), going for a quick 3 mile run (my last as a 26-year-old!) and packing up last-minute items.

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Nothing but good vibes for the road trip ahead!

We were off by 10 am and ready to get to San Diego. It’s about a 6 hour drive, plus we planned to make two brief stops before leaving Arizona.

First stop: Dateland. It’s an actual place, even though the name sounds fake, and obviously they grow dates there. It’s a tiny town that’s mostly a convenience store/restaurant and gas station. I picked up a bag of Khadrawy dates because I have never tried anything but Medjools, which are good, but when in Rome Dateland. My dad got a date ice cream cone, which he said was good. It got me wanting to try making (vegan) date ice cream at home. The store also sold a bunch of touristy things, including flip-flops made with locally grown grass, which is super interesting.

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The date palms of Dateland. Fun fact: dates have to be harvested by hand!

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Spotted: this cute mug (which I didn’t buy).

Then it was onward to our second (and last stop before SD): Yuma. It’s right on the border of California, and it makes Phoenix feel like the Arctic, it’s that hot. I appreciated the dry heat, though, as PHX has been more humid as of late due to monsoon storms.

We got lunch in Yuma, at a place called the Dog Haus, which has locations in California, Colorado, Texas and also Scottsdale (also soon to be less than 10 minutes from where I live). They make all kinds of hot dogs and brats and sausages, which doesn’t sound appealing to a vegan, but they actually have decent vegetarian and vegan offerings, including the Impossible burger and Beyond sausages! I’m more of a vegan sausage vs. vegan burger fan, plus it’s hard for me to find the Beyond sausage in restaurants, so I opted for their Beyond Brat, which was basically like the classic German brat, topped with mustard, onions and sauerkraut (I love anything sour and pickled!), which I got wrapped in their lettuce “bun”. I was definitely impressed!

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The Beyond Brat was beyond my expectations!

After stopping for gas, we were back on the road en route to our destination. I took a ton of videos as we drove through California because the landscape of that part of the Golden State is super interesting to me. I’m used to the desert of Tucson and Phoenix, which is actually a lot more green than you’d expect and full of cacti. California has a LOT of sand dunes along I-8 and then suddenly, mountains appear that are super rocky and made up of huge boulders. It’s really cool.

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Next stop: San Diego!

We got to San Diego around 5, and honestly traffic on the freeways wasn’t terrible, considering it was rush hour. We got to the hotel we were staying at, which was near the airport, the harbor and the Little Italy neighborhood, and unfortunately, hit a snafu: our room wasn’t ready, even though we were checking in more than an hour after check-in time began. We were assured our room would be ready in about 45 minutes, so we killed some time by walking over to this deli/convenience store nearby, where my parents each got a glass of wine (not great wine, especially by California standards, but they just wanted to try it) and we sat across from the harbor and waited. And waited. And waited some more. We waited more than an hour before we went back inside, and guess what? The room still wasn’t ready! By this point, we were annoyed and hangry so we decided to go walk to dinner, and hope the room would be ready when we got back.

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We walked along the harbor, where I got a pic of this cute seagull!

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So nice to see the ocean again!

My mom picked Ballast Point for our first night in San Diego, so we walked about 20 minutes into the heart of Little Italy to get there. We quickly noticed that those electric scooters are a huge deal there, even more than in Arizona. Like, everyone was riding them and they were scattered up and down every street. It was nice to see people using them and walking (like us), instead of driving everywhere, though!

Ballast Point was packed, so we were lucky to snag a table after ordering our food at the counter. My parents got beers, naturally, while I opted for a glass of viognier wine, which was really refreshing. You gotta have wine when you’re in California! My mom and I both got tacos (she got fish, I got the adobo tempeh) while my dad got the heirloom tomato sandwich, and we all raved about our dishes. My tacos were some of the best vegan tacos I’ve ever had! I’m not always the biggest fan of tempeh (I usually prefer tofu) but these were so flavorful and actually spicy, which I appreciated. The good food took our minds off the hotel situation, at least for an hour or so.

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Gotta have wine in California, no?!

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I thought I wasn’t a huge tempeh fan but these tacos made me a convert!

Walking back to the hotel, we hit another snafu: we were stopped by probably the world’s longest train. Not kidding, we stood there for at least 5 minutes waiting for it to pass! At this point, my dad and I just had to laugh because so many things were going wrong, it was just funny. Fortunately, when we finally got back, the room was ready so we grabbed a cart and loaded all our stuff on to take up to our room. Then the elevators weren’t working, so it was even more frustrating/funny. We did eventually make it up to our room!

After getting settled in, we sat out on the balcony overlooking the harbor, drank more wine and talked for awhile, before we got yelled at by the security guy for apparently being too loud, even though no one else was outside. My parents were mad, because last time we were in San Diego, we kept getting yelled at by the lady living upstairs (we were in an Airbnb condo), who said we were too loud even when we were basically whispering, and we didn’t want the same thing to happen this time. So we reluctantly went back inside and got ready for bed.

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Night harbor views.

Day 2: Saturday, July 27 (aka Birthday)

Happy birthday to me 🥳 Sadly, I woke up with a slight headache (probably from the previous night’s wine), but after taking some ibuprofren, drinking water and sweating it out at the hotel gym for 30 minutes, I was ready to celebrate!

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The hotel had the smallest gym ever (and it was soooo hot) but it was next to the pool and had plenty of equipment, so it was all good!

First things first, the beach. We drove across the Coronado Bridge to head to one of the beaches on Coronado Island. Lemme just say that I fell in love with Coronado! It would be amazing to stay there next time, though hotels there are really expensive, but the beaches were beautiful and it was fun walking around town and exploring.

We parked a few blocks away and hauled all our gear down to the beach. The one we went to this day was actually right next to the dog beach, so we got to watch the doggies play in the water 😍 The beach never got too crowded either, even though it was a Saturday, so that was nice. We spent several hours soaking up the sun, braving the cold water and enjoying some beach snacks. My dad and I also tried boogie boarding for the first time, and it was a lot of fun, though I had to stop after awhile because I couldn’t stop shivering from the ocean water.

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Beach daze. 

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Soaking up the sunshine & salty air!

After loading our stuff back in the car, we drove down Orange Avenue, which is basically Coronado’s main street. We parked, and then walked a couple blocks until we stumbled across a wine bar. We were all hot from the beach, and walking in the humidity, so we needed some refreshing bevs, and the wine bar definitely delivered on that! My parents each got a glass of sangria, with fresh berries in the bottom of the glass, and I got the black bellini, which was made with red wine (hence the darker color) and fresh peach slices. Our drinks hit the spot, but I also had my eye on another kind of drink — my free birthday item from Starbucks!

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I love these kinds of murals!

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Refreshing bev #1.

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Refreshing bev #2. 

Last year, I missed out on the freebie because we were stuck in traffic most of the day en route to Sedona, and I didn’t realize you can only redeem it on your actual birthday, not the day before and day after as in years past. But this year, I was determined not to miss out, and luckily for me, there was a Starbucks just steps from the wine bar! I haven’t gone to Starbucks in months, so I was pleasantly surprised to see they’ve added a bunch of new iced tea flavors. I went with a venti (go big or go home) iced blueberry black tea, with no sweetener. It was perfect for a hot day!

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I took an Insta Stories poll, and everyone voted for the whale! But I thought the octopus was super cute too.

After stopping in a couple stores (my mom bought a cute octopus toy in one of the stores for my dog!), we headed back across the bridge to our hotel to relax and get ready for the evening. Because I’m extra, I had brought along a set of fake eyelashes that I bought about a year ago and was waiting for the right opportunity to wear. Obviously, my birthday was the best choice! They’re the “mermaid” lashes from Tarte, with streaks of magenta and teal and I love them (side note: I wear fake lashes basically every day, so I’m used to them, but this pair was special).

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Even the packaging was pretty!

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Lashes on, ready to celebrate! 🥳

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This is 27.

We headed out a little earlier than we needed to to drive to my birthday restaurant pick, Donna Jean. It was only about 10 minutes away from the hotel, so we showed up before our reservations, but they had no issue seating us, and we were able to park almost right in front of the restaurant, which I feel is unheard of in San Diego 😉, considering the parking situation at most of the other places we went to (hence why we walked a lot). We actually parked right in front of Evolution, an all-vegan fast food joint, and I made a mental note to go there next time!

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It felt like dining in a garden!

I had heard amazing things about Donna Jean, so I was excited to finally try it. We sat outside, on this really lush patio filled with all kinds of plants. It felt so chill and totally my vibe. I ordered a glass of Boochcraft kombucha, and I had no idea they were based in SD!

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Locally made booch >>>>

My family almost never gets appetizers/starters when going out to eat (unless it’s as an entree), but I really wanted to try the roasted cauliflower (since I’m cauli obsessed) so we ordered that to share. It was made with green cauliflower, zhoug, hemp yogurt and dukkah, so it was a bit spicy but really delicious. I almost opted for the hot shrooms (Nashville-style spicy mushrooms) but I think they would have been too salty for my dad, but I’ll have to get them next time since I’ve heard they’re really good.

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A big bowl of deliciousness! 😋

We each got a pizza — my mom got the Four Horsemen (with vegan gouda, mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and pesto), my dad got the Bread Fang (mozzarella, mushrooms, onions, spinach, dried olives which he gave to me and calabrian chiles) and I got the Black Widow on the gluten-free socca crust (black garlic, smoked dates, ricotta, red onion and calabrian chiles). I’d made socca before, but I’d never had it in a restaurant, so I was curious to see how it would work as a pizza crust. It was a little soggy, but tasted great with my pizza toppings, which kind of reminded me of a spicy BBQ pizza!

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I can see why Donna Jean was named Best Pizza in 2017 & 2018!

With it being my birthday, I had to order dessert. I decided I wanted to take it back to the hotel to enjoy later, so I got a slice of the New Mexico chile chocolate pie in a to-go box. We drove back to the hotel to drop it off, and then decided to go walk to a nearby tiki bar to grab drinks. Well, we didn’t realize just how popular it was, and there was an hour wait just to get inside, plus reading reviews sounded like you had to wait awhile once you got in to actually get a drink. Instead, we walked another few blocks to a bar/restaurant called Kettner Exchange, which was also packed (I mean, it was a Saturday night in downtown San Diego), but we were able to go up to the rooftop bar and order drinks, and then miraculously a couple seats opened up at a communal table that we snagged. My dad and I both ordered the same drink — the Spicy Gallagher, made with serrano-infused tequila, aperol, lemon and watermelon. Whenever I see a drink made with a spicy or smoky liquor and/or watermelon, I must try it, and this did not disappoint!

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I got some amazing sunset photos when we came back from dinner!

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No words 🤩

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Terrible lighting but at least the drink was good!

We walked back to the hotel, where my parents sang Happy Birthday and I opened a few presents (I had a few more than I had opened the day before the trip, and left at home) and had the pie, which was soooo good. Chocolate & spice go so well together! It was the perfect way to cap off my 27th birthday.

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Had to have cactus gift wrap!

Stay tuned for part 2 of my recap!

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The Travel Journal

Life

“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” (-Ibn Batutta)

Travel is one of my favorite things to do, so it might come as a surprise that I don’t really do it that often. We are more than halfway through 2019 (whatttt?!?!) and so far, I have only traveled (I consider any trip out of town where I stay at least overnight to be “travel”) to Tucson, Denver, Sedona and Salt Lake City. That’s actually more than I travel by this time most years, but I honestly don’t do it as much as it seems everyone on Instagram does.

Confession: I have yet to travel outside the U.S. Nope, not even to Mexico, even though I live just a few hours north. I know it’s a travesty, and it’s something I’m working on remedying, because contrary to what it may seem based on my minimal travel history, I actually LOVE it. I even love air travel, which many people despise and/or fear. I would love to hop on a plane to an international destination right now, but money and time are what hold me back. I never have more than maybe 2 weeks of PTO a year, and all my jobs have paid less than $40K a year, so I don’t have much in the way of free time or fun money to spend on international travel. I did just apply for a passport though, so I should be getting that in a month or so, and then I can officially travel abroad!

Instead, I’m focusing my travel energy on destinations a lil closer to home. My trip coming up later this week (again, stay tuned) is actually serving as the inspiration for this blog post.

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Throwback to last year’s birthday trip to the beautiful Sedona!

Because I travel less than a dozen times per year, I really want to make each trip count, especially because my trips are all so short (less than a week). And what better way to do that than by keeping a travel journal?

When I first read about the idea, I was hooked. I want to use my blog as a travel journal of sorts, but if I don’t keep notes, I’ll probably forget a lot of what happened by the time I get around to writing about it. And that’s where having a physical journal comes in.

The article I linked above is chock full of good travel journal ideas that I plan to use to create my own diary of my experiences.

First on the list — creating a list. I like to draft up a packing list before I travel so I don’t forget anything, but I also like to research my destination ahead of time to come up with must-do activities. My upcoming trip is looking a little more low-key and spontaneous than usual, which is great, but I did do (extensive 😉) research regarding food & drink choices while on vacation. Being vegan means I need to do more planning than most to ensure I have plenty of food options, and I also just enjoy scoping out the local vegan restaurant scene wherever I go.

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Have journal, will travel. 

Next — jotting down details as I go. I don’t plan on bringing my journal along everywhere I go, but I want to set aside some time each day to write down the highlights. It may help me to take notes to save on my phone while I’m out and about that I can elaborate on later in the journal. This should help keep my experiences top of mind.

When the trip is over, I want to look back over the notes I took and really reflect on my travels. I think this will help me ‘relive’ my vacation and maybe cure those “post-travel blues” that often happen after getting home.

So with just a few more days to go until my trip, I’m more excited than ever because I’ll actually be documenting it day by day, which will help me really soak it all in and appreciate it more. And of course, if you wanna follow along, watch my Instagram stories and then check back here for some travel diary entries!

Do you keep a travel journal? What’s one of your dream vacation destinations?

My Thoughts on Getting “Vacation Ready”

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**Trigger Warning: Calorie numbers mentioned**

I love going on vacation — but then again, who doesn’t? Whether it’s air travel or a road trip, taking some much-needed days off from work to visit a new destination is always enjoyable.

Well, maybe not entirely enjoyable. I always look forward to vacations, but at the same time, I’m freaking out inside about stepping out of my comfort zone of daily routines, at least as it relates to food and exercise.

I’ve gotten better at this as I’ve progressed through eating disorder recovery, but my recovery certainly hasn’t been linear. It ebbs and flows, with ups and downs and relapses.

In fact, two years ago at this time I was in the midst of a relapse. Something triggered in my brain and I decided to revert back to old habits. I actually went out and bought a scale so I could track my “progress”. I started restricting my intake again, which led to obsessive thinking. It was around this time that I happened to be going on vacation for my birthday, to San Diego.

Now, I’m not sure if it was the vacation itself that triggered the relapse, but no matter the case, they intersected perfectly. I was so excited to visit San Diego for the first time, but I was having an internal meltdown about what I’d be eating and how I’d be exercising.

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I loved exploring the Oceanside Pier!

I remember on my birthday that I only got about 8,000 steps (per my Fitbit) because we spent most of the day at the beach and then went to the airport to pick up my sister and went to dinner in Little Italy. My low step count (compared to my usual at the time 15,000 steps per day) freaked me out, as did my birthday dessert. My parents drove out of the way to stop at Whole Foods so I could get a vegan cupcake, which they didn’t have, so I ended up with a vegan cake slice. Unfortunately, the bakery area displayed calories, so I knew exactly how many were in my cake (I think it was about 800).

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My 25th birthday dinner at Civico 1845 in Little Italy. Delicious but with a side of disordered thoughts. 

I remember only ordering appetizers at the restaurant (a really cool Italian place with some amazing vegan dishes) so I could “save room” for the dessert. I didn’t think I deserved all that food since I didn’t really exercise that day. Again, this was my birthday, a day I should have been enjoying with my family instead of worried about calorie and step counts.

The rest of the vacation, I was also concerned about food and exercise, so I didn’t get to enjoy it as much as I should have (though I still had a great time, and did enjoy some delicious vegan food).

I’m going back to San Diego this year for my birthday (in less than 2 weeks!) and I could very easily let the ED voice take control again. But I’m fighting hard to keep that from happening.

So many bloggers/Instagrammers talk about getting “vacation ready”. And they don’t mean planning their packing list. They mean getting their body in perfect shape, whatever that means. So basically, they restrict themselves in one way or another, and workout harder than normal, in the weeks leading up to a trip. Maybe some of them do it without disordered intentions, but I call bullshit on that in many cases.

I know for me, getting “vacation ready” leads to a slippery slope of disordered thoughts and actions that quickly spin out of control. If I restrict myself in the weeks before my vacation, I won’t be able to just turn it off and enjoy myself on vacation. Because that voice, those actions have already taken hold of my brain. Two years ago, I bet I thought I could just go back to ED habits and then feel fine eating normally on vacation, but that didn’t happen. It took me months to get back on track.

Of course, there’s part of me that wants to look a certain way for vacation, especially since I’ll be spending a lot of time at the beach. I don’t want to look back at photos and cringe because I don’t like what I see. But going back to disordered habits isn’t the way to fix that. I have to change my mindset, to think positively and not be so harsh on myself. I want to enjoy the hell out of my vacation, not waste it counting calories and picking apart my body.

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I want to have fun at the beach and not be preoccupied with how my body looks. I also wish my sister could come this time 😦

So yes, I still plan to eat fairly healthy, and to fit in exercise (because a workout always sets a good tone for my day, and helps reduce my anxiety) — maybe even some runs along the beach! But I don’t plan to restrict myself over the next week and a half so I can be “vacation ready”. Instead, I’ll be working on my mindset to make sure it’s ready for my trip.

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Ready for more beach sunsets and fewer ED thoughts!

What are your thoughts on getting “vacation ready”? 

#IntrovertStruggles

Life

“What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.” (-Ellen Burstyn)

Raise your hand if you’re an introvert. Now give me a (virtual) high five if you’re an INFJ like me. Or wait, actually don’t because introverts probably wouldn’t high five a random stranger.

It can be hard being an introvert in an extroverted world. It seems like everything is catered to those bubbly, talkative people and not so much for those of us who are more introspective and quiet. I know all introverts are different, and many of us can put on a facade of being extroverted, but at the heart of it, we all need our alone time to recharge.

Honestly, the last month has been quite draining for me as an introvert. I’ve had a lot more human interaction than I’m used to. That’s not to say that I’m a loner by any means — I live with my parents and I work with a small team of people every day, not to mention the people I interact with at stores. But I’ve had a hell of a lot of phone calls and in-person meetings in the past few weeks because I’ve been on the job hunt and I’ve had several interviews.

Of course, I’m grateful that employers are showing interest in me, at least from the outset. But having multiple interviews each week that I have to prepare for can be mentally exhausting for anyone, but especially an introvert. Couple that with my anxiety and I can be a bundle of nerves. I don’t think it comes across that way in interviews, but I am constantly judging myself and feeling “unworthy”. It doesn’t help that I’ve been rejected mostly, or ghosted, which is even worse. I’d rather know for sure than be left second guessing myself, ya know?

Story. Of. My. Life. 

This past week in particular has been stress inducing. I started out the week with 4 interviews scheduled, two by phone and the other two in-person, and then tacked on another in-person “interview” (more like an initial meeting with a recruiter, but still) by the middle of the week. One phone call never happened (I hate when this happens, because I psych myself up for something that never materializes), the other happened a day earlier than expected because the recruiter messed up (fine, but it caught me off guard and left me feeling flustered). I’m actually surprised I answered at all, because I am NOT one to answer phone calls from numbers I don’t know when I’m not expecting a call. The in-person interviews seemed to go ok…but I’ve felt like that before and then got rejected so ya never know.

I am DEF a call screener, sorry not sorry. 

I feel like I’ve just been running on adrenaline all week, and not necessarily the good kind. Plus my right foot/ankle has been bothering me on runs, which adds to my anxiety. I worry about what will happen if I can’t run because of an injury. Running is my therapy right now, and it helps me feel a lil more sane when things are out of my control (like right now). Plus the interviews have given me take home assignments, which I actually enjoy because I can show my skills without having to talk about them, but they’ve added to the stress because I just kinda want to shut my brain off for a few days and not have to think about things.

Thankfully, I haven’t been stressed out by work or home interactions. The people I work with are fun, and I’m only there for 5 hours a day, so it never gets hard to deal with. And I enjoy spending time with my family, so that’s good. Plus I have an hour long buffer on both ends (aka my commute) which helps me decompress and just zone out (safely) to music.

I think I just need a bit of a break from interviewing, though. I’ve been applying for jobs on and off for almost 2 years, which gets to be annoying. I just want to find a job where I can stay for at least a year or two and be happy. I like my current job, but it’s only part time and I’m not challenged enough. I loved my last job, but ya know #layoffs. If I could just find something solid that pays decently and wouldn’t require to me to job hunt again for awhile, I would really appreciate it. Cuz this introvert is struggling hardcore with all the interviews. It honestly never gets any easier because I never know what to expect and how to prepare for each one. I’ve had ones that seem really easy, and then I get rejected anyway. Or I have ones that I feel ok about, but I get ghosted and have to assume they went with someone else even though they didn’t have the decency to tell me even though I sent them a handwritten thank you note. Not that I’m bitter or anything….

I always dream up the worst case scenarios…

So the struggle is real being an introvert interviewing, but I can’t really change who I am so I just suck it up, put on my extroverted face (or as extroverted as I can be without being totally fake) and then just try to decompress as best I can. Thankfully, I have a four day weekend coming up next week, and I’m hoping to not have any interview scheduled that week so I can just enjoy the July 4th weekend with my fam (and my sister’s coming out to visit, yay!) and at the end of the month, I have a trip planned (stay tuned) which will give me much-needed relaxation time to unplug and unwind.

I really need some time to just chill…

If you’re an introvert, what’s your biggest human interaction struggle? How do you handle stress? 

It’s the Little Things

Life

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” (John Wooden)

Happy weekend, friends! Just popping in with a quick post today talking about the little things in life that really can be more meaningful than we think.

Since I’ve made an effort to be more positive this year, I’ve been better at finding the little moments in each day that are enjoyable. At the end of the day, before I fall asleep, I take some time to think back over my day and recount those moments and it really helps put me in a better state of mind.

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I also enjoy the shameless car selfie (taken while parked cuz safety first).

For example, I struggle with anxiety about traffic. My commute is about 50 minutes each way, so that’s plenty of time to be nervous about the things that could go wrong (plus Phoenix drivers are notoriously terrible, but I digress). Instead of thinking about that, I put on a Pandora playlist that really pumps me up (my favs at the moment are Queens of the Stone Age radio and New Alternative radio) and I don’t worry about the traffic so much (obviously I’m still an attentive driver).

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I’ve missed you, Tucson!

 

I also like to think about things I’m looking forward to, no matter how small. This can help me get through the week if things are feeling slow and remind me that more exciting things are on the horizon. Right now, that’s being on spring break from work this coming week (I work in education, not as a teacher, so we get a paid week off in March which is awesome and a perk I haven’t gotten with any previous job). I’m taking a mini trip down to Tucson at the beginning of the week which should be fun. I haven’t been back to Tucson since I moved to Phoenix more than a year ago and I’m excited to explore some of my favorite places. And my sister is coming to visit at the end of the week, which will also be great!

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Ready for some quality sister time!

 

Another thing that makes me happy is thinking about what I accomplished during the week. And not necessarily work-related things either. For instance, this week I’ve run five days in a row (as of when I’m writing this Friday night) which has been pretty typical for me the last few months, but on four of those five days, I ran six miles (the other day I ran five) which is pretty freaking amazing for me at least. Yeah I’m definitely no marathon runner (yet) but I still feel pretty damn accomplished. Especially considering I wasn’t always looking forward to my runs (mostly cuz I have a legit fear of tripping, which has happened to me way too many times) but once I got out on the trail I felt unstoppable and my usual four or five miles easily turned into six.

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I’ve got that runner’s high…

Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s obligations or maybe just uninspired, think about the little things in each day that you might take for granted. Once you add them up, you might just realize how #blessed you are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s a little thing in your life that you’re grateful for right now?