Thanks for reading such melancholy posts. I promise the story will end happily.
I’ve learned so much in the past 6 (or really, 24) years, and I’m ecstatic that I’m finally in a strong enough place to be able to share my experiences.
To each of you who have commented, tweeted or emailed to say that you relate – thank you for your thoughts and please know that life is beautiful and things will get better.
I’m pretty dang happy about a lot of things lately and I wanted to break up the somberness that is my blog this week with a quick post about 5 things that are making me happy right now.
1. The smell of fall.
I am a self-proclaimed Fall hater. I love all things summer and sun. I don’t like pumpkin. I’m not a huge fan of the holidays. I’m a grump if the temps drop below 50 during the day. You get the picture.
But the smell of Fall is just… glorious. Every time I walk outside I can’t help but smile. The air is so crisp and fragrant. It just smells happy outside. I love it.
2. Realizing with shock and delight that I have an upcoming 3-day weekend!
Monday is Columbus Day, and although I still find it disturbing that we still celebrate such a villanous character in this country (seriously, what IS that about?!), I’ll take the day off work.
This will make it much easier for me to catch up on running, sleeping, yogaing and TV watching this weekend. But I do not celebrate you Christopher Columbus.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m far too uptight. My dad and stepmom are in town tonight and I almost turned down a chance to go for dinner and drinks with them because of my scheduled run + Body Pump workout tonight.
Then I thought, What the hell am I doing? Is a workout really that much more important than family? Absolutely not!
Side note: Yes, I’m referring to the same dad as you’ve been reading about in the depression posts. We’re all better now. With time and forgiveness, things can always change for the better.
4. Shedding unnecessary burdens.
In an effort to make #3 possible, I’ve decided that I have to bid a temporary adieu to Body Pump.
I love the class, but the times it’s available at my gym just don’t meld well with my training schedule. Running 8-10 miles and then doing Body Pump is just too much strain on the body anyways, in my opinion.
So… I’ve stopped worrying about it and will just begin doing strength training on my own time.
I’ll definitely be returning to the class after the marathon though, and if it randomly fits into my schedule. It’s just too much fun!
5. New possibilities.
I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been job searching lately. Nothing has come of it yet, but for the first time in a long time I really do feel positive that I’ll find my place sooner rather than later.
I’m finally in the right mindset. I know that I’m worthy and capable of better things, I just have to fight for them!
Other than that, there are some other new things in my life that I’m enjoying. I’ll just leave it at that
What are your 5 Happy Things?