Age has never been an issue for me. I love getting older and I am not one to ever cringe as another candle is added to my cake. I love the life experiences I get to add to my memory bank, year after year. Some years are better than others, but each year I walk away a different woman, ready to take on the next!
I don’t like to put expectations on a certain age, then I won’t end up disappointed if I don’t meet what I was hoping for. So when 31 brought me J and his little, shining princess my world was turned upside down, in the best way possible. J and I have had our roller coaster of a first year, but now we live together in our home. 31 brought me plenty of new experiences and emotions, all of which have made me a better woman, daughter, girlfriend, sister, and friend.
I have no idea what 32 will bring, but I hope one year from today I can look back and have a similar feeling of growth and contentment, as I do right at this moment. My life is far from perfect, but it’s in the imperfectness that I find my happiness.
Birthday aside…let’s get into some Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
|Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS.|
Marathon High // So, I actually have a negative high from the actual marathon. However, I have a serious high from all of the encouraging words and messages I’ve received. I physically cannot type into words the feeling that has enveloped me. If I was a truly emotional being, I would have cried five thousand times by now. I have received so much support from my marathon finish, I feel humbled. I don’t feel like I deserve one ounce of it, but I appreciate every single word that was written, sent, or said to me. To think that I could have possibly inspire one person, let alone a few, is incomprehensible. If I did, then I have done something I’ve always wanted to do. I don’t feel as if I am someone should aspire to be like, in any way. Again, I’m trying to use the right words to express myself, but they aren’t there. I’m in awe and admiration for everyone around me. My people, truly are amazing humans who made me see something I couldn’t see myself…
Treat Yo Self // Nordies App makes it too damn easy to order stuff. A quick few taps of the finger and I’ve purchased a new pair of shoes and an eyelash curler. Both of which are necessities. My current Nike’s make my feet hurt and my current eyelash curler does not want to curl any eyelashes. So, really, it isn’t treats…its necessities 😉
Running // I was updating my Run Girl Run Page and I have a few races lined up for the year, but nothing compared to what I had committed too (by this time) last year. I’m really excited for the Donut Dash this Saturday, which I’m doing to celebrate my birthday! A week from the DD is the Shamrock 1/2 marathon, which I do every year (because my work is the lead sponsor, gotta represent)! Then I have the Sactown 10 miler, SLO half marathon, and the Giants Rae 10k on the list. Those are the only races I’ve committed too this year. I will probably add a few more, but I want to get lost and find my love for running again. I don’t want to make forced commitments, which will make me resent it. So, for now…it’s just running for FUN!
Samoa’s // Stop with the Carmel deLites name. This will live in infamy as Samoa’s. You can’t decide, 20 years (of my life) later, that you want to be PC and change all the damn cookie names. Nope, not happening in my book! These, by far, are my favorite of the Girl Scout line up. But I will throw some Tagalongs, not to be mistaken for newly named Peanut Butter Patties, down! I really try to avoid these bad boys, but my friends now have children that are of age to join the GS’s so I must be a good Ate and support their troops. I did this for a handful of years, so I know how important it is to the organization to raise money. But really, those damn things sell themselves. I even saw they have a Gluten Free cookie now?!? Those Girl Scouts really are hipsters, creating caloric goodness for everyone!
|Don’t mind the other goodies in this pic…|
Time // It took me awhile to learn this, but people will give you their time if they want too. If they don’t they won’t, they will make excuses or just flake. It will happen. Toughen up and get used to it, it only gets worse as we get older. This little saying is such a nicer way to say what the other saying always says, I really liked this one!
Estelle // True Romance, her new album, swoon-worthy!
Spring Training // The Men in Orange && Black hit the field for their first Spring Training game yesterday. They lost to the A’s, but we’ll pretend its not a big deal, because in real life, it isn’t! They lost again today 🙁 Oh well, I still love getting Giants updates on my phone. It made me giddy the first time I saw one pop up yesterday! All is right in the world, when baseball season is in bloom!
|Source // @sfgiants|
Calories don’t count on your birthday…or during Birthday Month, right?!?