Sunday, April 6, 2014

There is no one alive that is youer than you

"Today you are you! that is truer than true! there is no one alive who is you-er than you! shout loud, I am lucky to be what I am! Thank goodness i'm not just a clam or a ham or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam! I am what I am!"   

"I AM I! ME! I am I! And I may not know why but I know that I like it. Three cheers! I AM I!"

- Dear Old Dr. Seuss 

I am I and I'm grateful for that. I like skateboards and singing and acrobats.  Sitting under the stars makes my head feel clear and I'm the kind of girl that likes nature to be near.  I find that I love broccoli, I'm one of few who like fruitcake.  I miss the ocean like crazy, I'd rhyme more... but I'm lazy. 

I felt like after I quoted Dr. Seuss I had to keep rhyming.  Even now, typing this feels so wrong.  

I probably have a cursing problem... the other day I resolved to stop swearing.  There is, after all, a plethora of creative words to express my feelings out there (see what I did there).  I am fairly confident that God read my thoughts and promptly decided to give me a small test.  I walked past our side table, knocked over our lamp, and it shattered. I love that lamp... my resolve dissolved. **Don't worry Mom I jumped back on the "clean language" wagon.

But anyways,

 I have spent the last two days listening to my church's, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, General Conference.  I hope that everyone who had the chance to watch or listen feels uplifted! 
Something that I have been thinking a lot about lately is how looking back, my biggest regrets are times when I wasn't as kind or thoughtful as I could have been.  AND what do you know, one of the themes of  conference was kindness... I know that I have been a little sassy of late, and I have made so many justifications for it.  So, I am now super charged with kindness.  Bring it on challenging individuals in my life who test my patience, I will be kind to you! 

Check out conference if you haven't and don't forget to make the world a better place today! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Marathon Recap

We ran a marathon, it was hard.

Yes, I did almost waste precious energy crying a couple times around mile 15.

Yes, Chase did leave me around mile 17 because I kept yelling "SAVE YOURSELF!" (He may have left out of embarrassment...)

Yes, it is possible to get a second wind at mile 20.

Yes, I caught back up to Chase and ended up being the one to cheer him on to the finish line. (Who da thunk?)

Yes, I will probably run another someday. (I know I said never again... But it's been a week now)

Every time I do something hard, something that that I don't quite feel confident enough to do, I grow. Running 26.2 miles fell into this category.

(my rock on sign is backward I know....)

And on another note. I just wanted to tell everyone how important it is that you love yourself.
Love your body, take care of it, there are people following your example and attitude toward it. Put good wholesome food in it. Exercise, so that you can use your body to enjoy the world! Don't spend your life cooped up working.  Work hard, play hard, sleep like a rock.