I like to plan, but I know I have a habit of over planning. I graduate from college at the end of March, and I have no I idea what I am going to do after. I know I need to be proactive and looking at my options, but I also know I can’t obsess over it. I know God knows exactly what he is doing and has the perfect “after college plan.” I am trusting in him and trying not to obsess.
I don’t have to be perfect. When I first started dreaming about being married I had this idea that my house was going to always be perfect and clean. That has never happened in our almost year and a half of being married and I don’t think it ever will. I know now that I don’t have to perfect and my house doesn’t have to be perfect. My house will always have the lived in look. There will be times that it is down right messy. Thankfully I have friends I can share my “lived in” house.
Today was interesting. I went for a run and locked myself out of the house. Very thankful I was in full Under Armour. In honor of my stupidness I decided to share some of the stupid things I have done. Read on and enjoy a laugh or two!
Stupid Things I Do:
-Lock myself out of the house after my run. Nobody would answer their phone.
-Put my keys in the freezer. When I loose my keys it is perfectly natural for Mike to ask “did you look in the freezer.”
-Lock myself in garage in my pjs. This has happened more then one time.
-Loose my phone in the clean clothes mountain.
The holidays are hard for me. It brings back memories of my parents (and later me) figuring out who and how I was going to spend the various holidays. It is hard for me to sit back and enjoy because the only things I really remember are all the dang fight and stress the holidays brought.
I know I need to create positive memories, but I have very little practice doing so. Really for most of my life the holidays have been about making sure people don’t hate me. I need to start small. By small I mean very small. This year I am going to intentionally to positive things. Just to be clear I don’t hate the holidays, they are important, but I am working on enjoying them.
I love the holiday season. During the holiday season my love for coffee seems to be highlighted a lot. It might be a combination of the cold weather, or the fact it is a great time to chat with friends, and it might be that coffee tastes better during the holidays. My favorite coffee is: The Woods Coffee Brown Bear Coffee.
The past year and almost a half have been full of a lot of learning and challenges. I got married. It was the best decision, but the transition into married life has been really hard. I have been dealing with some health issues, I am still going to school, I can’t seem to figure out what type of job is best for us, I suck at keeping the house clean. In spite of me I know that I am:
The past few months have been full of learning. I know God has me right where He wants me and it makes me really uncomfortable. Sorry for the pity party, but it is really hard to trust God, be happy, and act happy for others when I feel like I get the second best. I know God is molding me, but this is getting hard. I keep remembering Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” But seriously, I just want a break.
Here is a much needed update on my 4 Goals For The Next 6 Weeks:
-I am actually doing pretty well on running. I run on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Sunday is my long run day. The biggest challenge is the weather. Right now the Washington weather is rather cold and rainy in the mornings. I run in the mornings because the Jingle Bell Run takes place in the morning. So far I have learned that it is important to invest (when possible) in quality running clothing and shoes. Quality running clothing and shoes do not have to be incredibly expensive. There will be a little bit of an investment.
- Still have not baked anything yet.
-I am getting very close to finishing Christmas shopping. I have 3 more gifts left to buy.
-We have gotten rid of about 6 items, but no donations to Habitat for Humanity.
I feel like I am doing an outstanding job of getting my goals done. I hope you all have a great holiday season!
Here are 4 goals I have for the next 6 weeks:
-Run 3 times a week and follow my training program from runcoach.com
-Bake 1 item from the “I Need to Bake” post
-Finish all Christmas shopping
-Get ride of 4 items by donating to Habitat for Humanity
To be completed by December 1st, 2012
I will attempt to blog and update you on how my goal achievement is going, but I can’t promise anything considering that doesn’t really work for me.