Farewell…Kind Of…

As you may have noticed, I sort of dropped off the side of the earth the last few months. And lets just face it, my posts have kinda sucked for the past year as well. I’m sorry for that. My heart isn’t in it anymore. I tried to force it, but similar to a guy who looks good on paper only, it is kinda hard to act like you like him if there is no chemistry. I have chosen to hang out with family and friends instead of blogging. For me, blogging started as a way to journal about my athletic journey starting in Germany over the “interwebs.” It was also a way of chronicling my travels through Europe as a military spouse. Since then, my husband and I have moved back to the states. I have so many things going on in my life that have nothing to do with blogging.

I’m not saying that in a “I’m so much more important than you” kind of way. All I’m saying is that after working the night shift at the hospital full time, working on PA application stuff, volunteering, going to school, training for my first race of the year (a half marathon), strength training (I’m determined to get a butt you can bounce a quarter off of, but really it is so I can stay injury free while running), hanging out with my husband, friends, and dogs, there isn’t much left of me to go around. If I do have extra time, I would rather just sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy the peace and quiet (of my dogs barking at squirrels) or cuddling with my family on the couch watching an episode of Supernatural or Being Human. After 30 years in existence, I’m finally honing the art of saying “no” and setting priorities that are important to me. I’m sad to say blogging just isn’t a priority for me anymore.

Thank you for the emails and comments asking if I’m still alive or okay. I’m doing really well actually. My IBS and other issues are slowly healing. The hubs and I are more in love than ever, and the dogs are still spoiled. I’m inching closer to my goal of becoming a physician assistant. It is moving a little slower than I would prefer, but I’m moving forward, and that is what is important.

I may feel the urge to blog every once in a while and that is why I haven’t gotten rid of my website for good. In the meantime, if you don’t hate me for my crappy posts and for the nonexistent posts lately, you can catch me on Instagram. I post some of my meals, recipes, quotes, workout selfies, weim selfies, lame stuff like that, if you are interested. :)

In case you decide to delete my website out of your feedly, please take this message with you:

Do what you love. Life is too short to keep doing something (or someone — ha) that you hate. This goes for everything like careers, spouses, or working out. For instance, if you hate running, find something that you do like doing to workout. There is NO “best” activity. Just keep moving.

Also, you, yes YOU, are stronger than you think you are.  You are capable of achieving so much in this world.  Never forget that.  Don’t let negativity bring you down whether it is coming from yourself or others.  It is wasted energy.

Thank you for reading!!!!!!  Thank you for inspiring me to follow my dreams.  All of your encouragement over the years has made a huge difference in my life.

Happy Running!!! (or whatever you are into)

The puppies send their cuddles to you!

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First things first: Bestowed sent me this wonderful 100% non-GMO Box to celebrate October being a non-GMO month.

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This box has a good mix of gluten free items. The rest went to my husband, and he was VERY happy about that! lol. I also think Kai approves. ;) To get a complete description of what is in the box, check this video out!

If you want to try a Bestowed Box, they are giving 50% off your first month ($10 instead of $19). You just need to enter in HELLOTEN103 at checkout which will be good until 11/20/13. Whoop!

I am a klutz. Remember when I posted that I tripped and fell on a run a few months ago? It happened again yesterday.

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And my check engine light came on. And I managed to spill E. coli all over myself in lab. The good news about yesterday was that I also managed to get the highest Midterm grade in the class. My Monday started off a little bloody, but ended on a good note. I will take it. ;)

As for the car? My catalytic converter needs to be replaced, but thank goodness my warranty is paying for it.

And look at what was just delivered today!!!

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I’m so excited for some new meal ideas. I don’t think I’m going to be going on the sugar detox, but the recipes look great. Surprisingly, my diet has been sugar free for the most part (especially on the days that I work) because I need all the energy I can get working 12-13 hour shifts. I worked a 16 hour shift this past Saturday night. I think it would have been rough with a sugar crash on that night in particular! I will let you guys know how these are!

I hope your week started out better than mine, and if it didn’t, I hope it is getting better! I will leave you with a cute weim pic now…

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Happy Anniversary, Babe!

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that my husband and I actually were married twice… to each other. The first time, we literally had a month’s notice before we had to move to Germany, and the second time, we had the big wedding in order to celebrate with our friends and family. Today is the anniversary of our big family wedding. It is kinda cool having two anniversaries. We don’t get each other gifts unless it is chocolate, but we do get each other cards and maybe go out for dinner. Neither my husband or I are keen on frivolous gifts. We would rather spend time together, make out, and laugh at each other. ;)

It always amazes me how long we have actually been together. It has been a little over 9 years. We have been married for almost 6 years. It has been 4 years since our second wedding in Asheville, NC at the absolutely beautiful Biltmore. We have traveled and lived around the world, been on so many adventures, and I’m still not sick of looking at his face every morning when I wake up. I still get “goggly eyes” and “butterflies” in my stomach when I see him. I say this every anniversary on Facebook (and probably on my blog), and but he is the best thing that ever happened to me. He makes me want to be a better person. I know it sounds so cliche, but it is the truth!!

Okay, here are some pictures from 4 years ago today. I hope you enjoy them. ;)

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It was COLD out!

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I am NOT a model. LOL. Our photographer wanted all these pics of me with my massive veil. I just felt like a geek. This one makes me laugh.

and this one…
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I do not remember what he said, but apparently, it was funny. haha

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My veil kept hitting people in the face. It was hilarious.

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haha, I don’t remember what he had in there, but it wasn’t good!

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Then we laughed…

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Anyway, I had fun going through all these pics and reminiscing. ;)

Happy Anniversary, babe! I’m looking forward to many more years of laughing and holding each other’s hands!

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