Hands-down this has been the busiest, most challenging year of my professional life. Some days all I have time and energy for is working, going for a run and making a healthy meal. It’s taken me awhile, but I have almost learned to be fully satisfied with what I can accomplish, and to not sweat what didn’t get crossed off of my constantly growing to-do list. It truly is a daily struggle, yet an opportunity to constantly grow. This blog has dropped very low on my list of priorities, which saddens me as I love to write. However I love to be away from the computer screen making memories more and I don’t have the option for both most days. A valiant attempt to slow down during my non-working hours has taken precedence as well, which I admit has been really good for me.
Since our big move I’ve enjoyed activities like transforming our house into a cozy home, and the very regular trip to Home Depot (seriously I’m obsessed, they open at 6am too!), cooking meals, having my siblings over for coffee, antiquing with my mom, taking my mom to church on the weekend, things I never got to do when I lived in the CLE. The husband and I have taken more walks in the last few months than we have in all the previous years combined. I’ve battled a sidelining injury which kept me from lacing up for my fall marathon, and required quite a bit of time and energy to recover from. I’ve conquered said injury and even raced twice this past week! (A 5 mile turkey trot and the hilliest, most challenging half marathon I’ve ever known). More details to follow on these races in the near future I hope, along with finalizing my HTC posts. I have an honestly great excuse as to why I haven’t finished my HTC posts: my laptop is on life support and I’m scared to take it to the apple store before I pull off all of my photos from the last five years of my life. I can’t access the Internet and I have a feeling when I take it in they are going to tell me it is in terrible shape. I just haven’t gotten around to extracting all of my photos and I don’t feel like going to the library to blog. I’m actually blogging from my iPhone I don’t think this will be a regular occurrence.
As the year is coming to a close, I’ve realized how important it is for me to get my thoughts out there in written form. It is very cathartic for me. This year has been so strange, very emotionally draining, leaving me feeling quite out of sorts at times. I hope to get to write more as I wrap up 2012 and prepare for a new year.
Sent from my iPhone