I hope you are all doing wonderfully! I am still on cloud 9 and super excited about my recent engagement, if you can’t tell by the picture above! I have been soooo incredible-y busy it isn’t even funny. I am sorry I have been neglecting to blog, but it has honestly been the last thing on my mind with school starting and wedding planning. I am really really enjoying this time though!
So with the start of school, job searching, marathon training, and wedding planning I have had a bit of a full plate. So much so that I was losing sleep, being super clumsy, and not really being the best person I can be at school, training, or life in general. I knew something had to go. Blogging was first, but I realize blogging is super fun for me and I love sharing my life and my cooking creations with you all! I have seriously missed it so much! So this weekend I decided to pull out of the Marathon. It is something I really want to do, but right now just isn’t that time in my life. Honestly, it has been a struggle to come to terms with pulling out of the Marathon. I know it is what is best for me, my health, and sanity but being the stubborn, driven individual that I am I kind of felt like a failure admitting I just couldn’t do it. I played around with the idea of dropping out but immediately would talk myself out of it, it wasn’t until my dad and I were talking and he said “you know, you are taking on a lot right now, and you can run a marathon at another time.” Once the prospect of dropping the marathon was out there from another person I felt immediate relief and knew that it was the right choice to make.
Am I disappointed? Yes, but I know that there are other times in my life where training for a marathon makes a whole lot more sense and won’t stress me out and leave me exhausted because I have 20 million other things to do too.
What I’m trying to say is that it is A-okay to say no, to admit you have taken on too much. There is no sense in stretching yourself out just so you can be involved in a bunch of different things, when really you are only giving a small piece of effort to each, I am finding it is much better to focus on a few things in life, because than you can truly be the best that you have to offer.
Just a word of encouragement, you don’t have to ‘do it all’!
So with my crazy schedule I have been a super slacker at taking photos!! But here are a few photos from a recent trip home. This meal was made up of ALL local food, litereally everything that was served came within 5 miles of my house, how cool is that?!?! Seriously nothing tastes better than a fresh, farm picked meal! I feel so blessed to live in such an area that these things are available and so close to home!!!
Lets just say I have been eating really good lately 🙂 I promise to be back with more regular posts soon! I hope everyone on the east coast is staying dry, it has been a wash out here!!!!