Monday, November 11, 2013

Redefining Priorities

Hello and Happy Monday, friends and family!

Also hello to all of Brooke's friends that are checking in because she put me on blast today!

Thank you for understanding my temporary pause from blogging as I've experienced some big changes in my world over the past month. Like any change, it takes time to understand yourself and who you are, but most importantly the changes I've experienced have been a catalyst to help me realize the important things that truly matter. Things like love, friendships, trust, mental health, balance.

I am happy, healthy and enjoying some well-deserved time to focus on myself. The me that was writing before was burning the candle at both ends, working too hard and placing too much pressure on workouts, blogging and being everyone's everything.

The new me that's writing today comes in to work 2 hours later (and I'm still the 3rd person in the building), stops and gets a coffee before coming in to work, only has a running goal of 50 miles a month (half!), is doing strength training, is drinking ALL THE WATER, and only has that little twitchy eye once in a blue moon. This girl also took an entire week of work off in October. This girl feels balanced.

Speaking of balance, this weekend was a perfect example of what is important to me. Coffee dates, girl chats and much overdue real-talk with some of my closest ladies who probably have felt neglected the past year as my life has gotten career-crazy.

Sit back, smell the fresh roast and thank you for sticking around and supporting me.




brooke lyn said...

There she is :) !!!!!!!!!

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

Welcome back! We are all here for you, and happy to hear that you feel rested and less caught up in the grind. It is a useful reminder for everyone- looking forward to seeing your updates and glad all is well : )

pechluck (@pechluck) said...

Glad to see that you are still doing well, and glad you are taking time to focus and appreciate yourself and life around you- keep it up, and good that you are finding balance between activity and no activity. And I really want to reach into my screen and drink that coffee.

Rachel Sedaker said...

Welcome back! I'm glad to hear you've taken some time for yourself to re-prioritize and focus on what is important. And gosh, does that coffee look good.

Kailyn Marie said...

Welcome back! Yay for not being MIA (I've been MIA for a bit now too, twinning! I'm surprised Brooke hasn't put me on blast yet)

Ashley said...

It's always nice when you finally take some time for yourself. Aaron once told me, "Your job was there before you, and it will be there after you." to remind me when I become work obsessed that I need to balance my workload with my personal life. And still! 50 miles a month is a ton!

Kasey said...

LOVE this.
Glad you're back. Can't wait to hear what's going on!

katygoesboom said...

NIce to see you back in blog land :)