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Reaching Goals and Defeating the Inner Voice

Guess what happened today?! I completed something I started two years ago!!! I know. I know. Two years seems like a long time. Especially when I started and stopped a million times. But, 9 weeks ago I set a goal for myself, and today I completed it.


I completed a Couch to 5K program, and I am proud of myself for the accomplishment. I have started and stopped this program a dozen times, always around week five or six. I had a million excuses not to finish it. To some this may seem like a pretty minor accomplishment. I know lots of people who could do a 5K in their sleep. However, me, I have never been a runner. I have never considered myself an athlete. Finishing this today felt really great.
Growing up I was never encouraged to participate in sports or extracurricular activities. In fact, I was almost discouraged from participating. If I would say I wanted to try something, like running track, I was told "You can't do that. You aren't a runner." I wanted to do basket…

Who Says Romance is Dead?

While Mr. Mayer was running errands a little while ago he text me....
Mr. Mayer: That's a 15".
Me: Oh no! 13" it is!         Yes. I like that much better.          Wait....That's the 13"? What is the size under that? 
Mr. Mayer: 12"
Me: I like the 12". 
Mr. Mayer: Really? 
Me: Hold on for a second. 
Mr. Mayer: The 13" is quite a bit heavier. Don't know if that matters or not.
Me: Is the 12" deep? Cause the one I have that I use the most is 12", but not very deep. 
Mr. Mayer: 12" is on the left. These are deeper, and steeper sides too. 
Me: Yes--I like the 12". It's a good size. 
Mr. Mayer: Okay. I might get the 15" later to use. 
We were discussing skillets people!!! Skillets!! Mr. Mayer knows how to woo a girl. He bought me a composter last week. 


Taking Back Summer

I am a professional at over scheduling and doing too much. I have really been working on this and trying to simplify my life a little. I have been focusing on meaningful relationships and moments, and taking more of a quality over quantity approach to life lately. It has been hard, but has been so worth it. Summer has been a perfect test to my efforts. Last summer I worked and when I wasn't working I had a "fun activity" scheduled. We were so scheduled and busy that we lost the "fun" part somewhere along the way. Mr. Mayer and I took a long weekend together last summer and I was so tired from our "easy summer" that I just wanted to sleep the whole time. That's not fun.

This summer we have played with our neighbors and cousins, swam and slept in. The kids get to pick two camps they can do. The boys had one in June and another one in July. #1 didn't want to do any camps other than her cheer camps she has to do, and I am not making her. We have h…