Powering Through the Week

I know, my usual go-to hodge-podge of a post comes on Fridays.  Who knows, maybe I’ll have just enough energy and creativity to wow you with a back to back post.  Throwback to days where I posted 5 or even 7 days a week!  No, the 7 was only when I was abroad, but still.  Goodness knows what I even talked about 🙂  For now, let’s get the day rolling with some good links and facts about life.

In honor of the Masters Tournament starting today, here’s the latest ad staring Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.  Like McIlroy, I grew up watching Tiger.  He’s had upsa nd downs and from what I can see, he has it together.  Let’s see what happens this weekend.  I’m rooting for them both.

 After being involved with November Project for over eight months, I’ve picked up a bad case of FOMO.  I want to be involved in everything and that’s a bit unrealistic.  I love pushing myself and have to realize that sometimes sleep and rest trumps an early alarm clock.  I just barely missed Wednesday’s workout but thank goodness for double alarms and New York City taxis.

If you happen to follow November Project happenings, posts, blogs, and news, you would know that they have partnered with North Face (an epic company in itself and now it’s a beyond epic partnership).   NP members have been attending a number of the North Face Endurance challenges (last year’s summit in Madison) and have made the upcoming September Challenge in Utah, the NP Summit.  Boy oh boy would it be cool to attend.  I already missed the ball on the DC and New York challenge. Utah would be awesome, and so many cool people.  I also want to do a half marathon the weekend or so before with my friend and then have the Staten Island half the month after.  Let’s just say I work to spend money on races.  Let it also be known that I am not the best saver in my family.  That award goes to my sister.  We joke that when I move back, we can live together and she can help me save money 🙂

Speaking of saving.  We need to save water.  That is California needs to save water.  Here’s how races and race administrators are doing their part, but are you?  Buzzfeed featured an article a few weeks ago about the disaster that is starting to occur.  So sad.  So sad.

But, with global warming spring weather around the corner (or HERE!!) we can do much more of the following:

ice cream in hot weather.

Is it weird that I prefer eating ice cream in cold weather?  I don’t like it melting…

Get ready for a ramble.  I’m sure you’ve read how some bloggers go through phases with writing – loving it, hating it, sharing their life stories, and then despising how they feel trapped or obligated to post.  Well I won’t go into that right now but let’s just say my brain feels pretty darn fried right now.  From staring at a computer at work to the TV and computer at home and my phone in between (the latter totally my fault and self-imposed), it feels as though my ability to concentrate has plummeted and my creativity dipped.  What I really need is a full break from technology but I’m not quite sure where that will come from.  The constant desire to be in the know, included in get-togethers, setting up outings, or just making sure your voice is heard (texting, calling, IG, or other social media).  Oh technology.  It’s a blessing and a curse.

Piggybacking on the above concept, it can be tough to stay positive every single moment of the day and week.  That’s normal.  What I try to remind myself is that life is a blessing.  Hear me out – there are so many difficult situations in the world, so many things that people around us are going through.  Never judge a situation and never think that you aren’t loved.  I have to remind myself of this all the time because in a world that is constantly moving at a million miles a minute (ok maybe I’m over-aware because I live in the city that never sleeps), each one of us is valued.

IMG_3073~ feeling wanted works too ~

You may not be a Nobel Prize winner and you may not get a perfect score on your SATs.  Heck, you may never start your own company, but the value you bring to your friends, family, and job/school/activities is totally unique to you and that’s more powerful than anything.  The phrase of the year – “you do you.”

let things happen

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3 thoughts on “Powering Through the Week

  1. YES! I’m in the middle of job searching, and they may as well call it soul sucking. Its not fun or easy to stay positive, but at the same time it is so important. My one little word for 2015 is “chance” and so far that has allowed for a lot of new and different opportunities, hopefully that continues to happen.

    As for FOMO, its so real. But what I’ve learned is that when I’m too busy I end up not enjoying where I am at the moment. In college if I was at a sorority event I was wishing I was on the rugby pitch. If I was at a rugby practice, I was missing my sisters. Finally I had to step away from Rugby. it was great to cheer them on when I could, but I needed some me time as well as study time, and it all couldn’t happen. If you start being not happy in the moment, then its time to pull back.

  2. TOTALLY get it. Especially with the FOMO when it comes to NP events. I so badly want to go to the NP Summit in Utah but it’s right before my marathon so I don’t think it will work out. But if I get enough points on my credit card then maybeeeee I’ll swing it and just go for the experience. It sounds absolutely amazing and I’ve always wanted to go to Utah. My brain has been feeling fried lately too. We work in similar fields so I get not wanting to look at a computer after you’ve spent all day on one. It’s a big part of why I’ve stopped blogging more than 3-4 days a week. That’s as much as I can handle and I’m totally okay with that. I think we’ve both found our stride in life and we don’t need the internet in the same way we used to. Now we find a lot of happiness in our real lives, as we’ve talked about. If only we lived in the same city so we could have these life chats face-to-face all the time 🙂

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