Friday, November 29, 2013

Who Are You?: A Poem

I've been writing more poems lately and I love how words just flow to paper. Here's one I found that I wrote a few years ago, but I really like. Most of my poems I keep private, but I will try to share some here.

Who are you?
You’re the secrets you keep
The secrets kept from you
The memories you cherish
And the ones that keep your ghosts up at night
The tears shed
The nights of laughter
The confusion and the clarity
The days and the nights
Spent alone
Or in a crowded room
The kisses and regrets
Convictions and losses
The loves and lost loves
The people you meet
And the people kept from you
Multi-faceted lives
So who are you?
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I'm So Grateful...

These past few months have been a whirlwind. I've had many ups and downs and new experiences. Here is a list of things I'm currently grateful for...

1. My amazing friends. Let me tell you, I have certain friends that have been my rock. The people I go to when I need to vent, need a shoulder to cry on or need a laugh. They listen to me complain or talk about the same thing over and over and never push me away. Those people you find that are there for you no matter what, don't let them go.
Current roomie and old roomie :) Just an example of a few people that have been there for me. There's many more :)

2. My parents. Growing up, it is crazy how much your relationship with your parents changes. You go from needing them for every single thing to being on your own. Living on my own makes me appreciate them even more and I am so grateful for everything they've done for me and they constantly make me smile.

3. Music. I love this quote: "When words fail, music speaks". There have been so many times where I let myself just melt into the music I'm listening to and when a song speaks exactly to how I am feeling.

One of my favorite songs at the moment:

4. My faith. I'm not extremely religious any more but it is comforting being able to pray at night and have God there for me.

5. Lastly, I think I am most grateful for hope. The hope I retain that one day things will be better. One day I'll be in the arms of someone who loves me and who I love so much I can't contain it. The hope that one day I'll have my dream job and be living in my dream home. The hope that no matter what happens, I'll have people there for me and I'll be okay.

What are you thankful for this year?

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

I'm Back!

Hello old friends! I think I need to start blogging again. I'm ready for a change and a chance to get my feelings out there. I need to start tracking workouts again, because let's face it, I've been pretty lazy. There's been so many changes since I last wrote on this blog.

For starters, I'm now single. My long-time boyfriend and I broke up in August. It was something I'd been thinking about for a while and it just didn't feel right any more. I still cherish what we had, but I do feel ready for new experiences.

I've also been living in an apartment with a roommate since May and things are going wonderfully. She's a sweetheart and very clean and organized like I am so we get along pretty well. I love having my own space and I definitely couldn't imagine having dates pick me up at my parent's place. Let's face it, I'm 24... apartment living is awesome for right now.

I'm currently working at a chiropractor's office part-time, still working for a non-profit and doing several freelance writing and marketing endeavours.

If you want to know anything else, just ask. :) Here's to (hopefully) more posts soon...

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Goodbye for Now

This blog started out as a way to share my thoughts and connect with other bloggers and writers. Over time, it has been a great way to connect (I've met some great people from blogging), I've gotten in trouble with friends for writing too much or accidentally offending someone and felt creatively stifled, wrote a lot and then took many breaks and shared my love of writing.

I've been debating for a while taking a blogging break. Life has been busy and I don't have the time or passion for blogging at the moment. You may have already noticed that I haven't posted much and I just don't feel that creative or know what to post at the moment. I may post sporadically, but this is goodbye for now! Thanks to my loyal readers who have read this over the years!

An update before I go...

I'm moving out! I just got an apartment with a friend and we will be moving soon. New job, new apartment... things are going well! I'm very excited for a change.

If you still want to keep track of my workouts, check out Fitocracy.

Feel free to say hi on Twitter!
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekly Workouts 5/6-5/12

Monday 5/6: Ran about 2 miles at the park with my friend then we did some exercises using a park bench including tricep dips, push ups and bicycle ab workout.

Tuesday 5/7: Took a walk for about an hour.

Wednesday 5/8: Ran for 1.5 miles then did some arm exercises with my 7 lb. Kettlebell and some ab exercises.

Thursday 5/9: Rest day.

Friday 5/10: Played Just Dance 4 for about 30 minutes.

Saturday 5/11: Rest day. 

Sunday 5/12: Busy with Mother's Day festivities so rest day. Need to get back into working out next week. 

How did you do this week? Share your workouts with me!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekly Workouts 4/29-5/5

Monday 4/29: Rode bikes with a friend to a nearby park and played tennis for an hour.

Tuesday 4/30: I ran about 1.8 miles outside during my lunch break.

Wednesday 5/1: Ran/walked at a local park with my boy for about 2.2 miles. Made my day when a little girl said "Wow they're running fast!" when we went by. :)

Thursday 5/2: Took my dog for a walk for a little over a half a mile.

Friday 5/3: Played tennis with a friend for about an hour.

Saturday 5/4: Rest day.

Sunday 5/5: Ran/walked for 2 miles then did 15 minutes of yoga to cool down.

How did you do this week? Share your workouts with me!

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekly Workouts 4/22-4/28

Monday 4/22: Rollerbladed with a friend for 6 miles.

Tuesday 4/23: Rest day.

Wednesday 4/24: Today I call it "Random Pinterest Workout Day"! I did some workouts that I have pinned on Pinterest. I tried to focus on abs or arms because my legs/ankles were still very sore from rollerblading. Here are a few examples of workouts I did: some Zumba, Abs and Hips, Kettlebell moves. I didn't track on Fitocracy because I just did so many random exercises for about 45 minutes.

Thursday 4/25: I played Just Dance Just Sweat for 30 minutes and did some arm exercises with 3 lb. weights.

Friday 4/26: Played tennis with a friend for about an hour. Felt good!

Saturday 4/27: Walked outside but didn't keep track of how far.

Sunday 4/28: Rest day.

How did you do this week? Share your workouts with me!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekly Workouts 4/15-4/21

Monday 4/15: Ran about 2 miles with a friend then we did arm and ab workouts with 3 lb. weights and 7 lb. Kettlebell.

Tuesday 4/16: I ran outside 1.4 miles then did about 15 minutes of yoga to stretch afterwards.

Wednesday 4/17: Rode my bike outside for about 1 mile then did the "Skinny Bitch" Ab Workout for about 15 minutes.

Thursday 4/18: Rest day - long work day.

Friday 4/19: Rest day - 12 hour day travelling for a work event.

Saturday 4/20: I ran on the treadmill for a mile and did some arm/ab/leg exercises. I did the exercises shown in the picture plus a few more. I also danced at night!

Sunday 4/21: Rest day.

How did you do this week? Share your workouts with me!

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Don't Let Them Go

Often in my life I've had friends who walk away at the first sign of an argument. So now I cherish the friends who forgive, talk things out and love me for me. When you find a friend like that, don't let them go. Most people in life, if you have a real relationship with them, will hurt you at some point or you may hurt them. The strongest and deepest relationships and in my opinion, the most meaningful are the ones that go through all that hurt and come out stronger on the other side. :)

I especially love these quotes, even though they relate mostly to a romantic relationship:

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Weekly Workouts 4/8-4/14

Monday 4/8: I ran outside for a mile then it started raining so I ran 2 more miles on the treadmill (about 3 miles total). Then I did some arm exercises with my Kettlebell and did my 15 minute ab workout!

Tuesday 4/9: Busy day at work so rest day. I think the majority of my Tuesdays and Thursdays working will be rest days because it is hard to fit in a good workout.

Wednesday 4/10: Ran on the treadmill for about 1.5 miles then did some arm and ab exercises.

Thursday 4/11: Rest day - I hate calling this a rest day because I had about a 12 hour work day mostly on my feet. So... no workout day?

Friday 4/12: Ran/walked 2 miles on the treadmill and did some arm exercises and stretching.

Saturday 4/13: Did Zumba toning with 3 lb. weights for 30 minutes and did some crunches.

Sunday 4/14: Rest day.

How did you do this week? Share your workouts with me!

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