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Category: Thinking Out Loud

SERIOUSLY THOUGH, WTH HAPPENED TO FALL? (TOL #27)

Holy cow, what a week so far! And, I don’t even have a job outside of the house that’s stressing me out!! I’m totally blaming Mama Nature for all the stress and ridiculousness right now because it’s snowing in some places and here, all we’ve had is a rude re-introduction of “good gracious, it’s muggy as you know what!” and “oh, here, have some rain to make you even more miserable.”  Um, hello, isn’t time for Fall already???? I guess you…

WHY YOU SHOULD UNPLUG EVERY NOW AND THEN (TOL #26)

So, I’m nearly two weeks back from a fantastic 10 days in California with my sailor.  Sometimes I wish I was still out there, even though I know it wouldn’t always be a vacation. And there’s work and school and life and bills to pay. UGH. Adulting. *sigh* But, anyway, it was a great trip and I’m happy to have had that time with him while we are living apart (woo, military life!) for a while. We did have a few things we planned on doing (Navy function, hiking, wine tasting) but…

VACATION RAMBLES (TOL #25)

Hey, guess what?! It’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday! And you’re in luck because I’m totally about to ramble on about my vacation! I got home on Monday from a fantastic 10 days in Monterey, California with my husband. In case you didn’t know, he’s stationed out there while I’ve stayed home in Virginia. Um, hello, GRANDBABIES! <3 Why would I leave? Anyway, he’s been there for nearly a year and we’ve done pretty well with seeing each other every few months. He&#8217…

CURRENTLY – SEPTEMBER 2017 (TOL #24)

Happy Thinking Out Loud Thursday, my friends! I thought I would do things a little different today and give you a snapshot of some current and random things going on in my life right now. Because I know you’re interested in my randomness. ;D Current events: Ha! I totally laughed when I typed that. It’s like I have to do a report or something. Anyway, I’m currently packing for my trip to visit my Sailor in California! I leave on Friday and we’ll have 10 days together. I think that’s…

ANXIETY (TOL #23)

Okay, so, I totally wasn’t going to share this. I haven’t blogged since last week and that frustrates me because I have like 5 ideas written down for blog posts that I’m really excited about. But I can’t seem to sit down and write them. I’m actually surprised I’m about to share what I wrote the other day. To be truthful, I wrote it – by hand – in a notebook that I keep on my desk. I bought the notebook to keep by my bed so I…

TMI, MAYBE? (TOL #22)

Okay, so my last few Thinking Out Loud posts have been pretty “thinky” and not so much random and what you would expect from someone thinking out loud. Not this time, baby! Buckle up and get ready to hear some of the more recent thinks I’ve had. I apologize in advance if some of this is TMI. #sorrynotsorry #randomthoughts 1. Some random tropical storm-ish thing hit us on Tuesday.  It actually started Monday night.  Tuesday was pretty damn gross. Even so, the day started off fine and I got a nice garage workout done.  Came…

DEAR GOALS: PREPARE TO BE CRUSHED

So, I’ve struggled before with a bit of an “identity crisis.” If I hadn’t blown up my previous blog (you know, maybe I need to stop rehashing that and move on from it? hmmm…that’s probably a whole different post that needs to be written), you would know that.  But seriously, after I found CrossFit 5 years ago, I began to question who I am. Am I a runner? Am I a CrossFitter? Is it possible for me to be both? AND find balance between the two? Most CrossFitters will tell…

HOW TO GET YOUR GROOVE BACK… HOPEFULLY.

If you read my BlogFest recap, you’ll know that one of the things I learned while I was in Vegas was about finding my “why.”  It came from a quote that Darren Hardy made during his keynote address and it really resonated with me.  I’m fairly certain that I’ve finally found my why – took me long enough, right?! – and I’ve been moving towards it over this past year.  Unfortunately, I’ve had my share of struggles along the way. Guess that’s all part of that…

LEARNING TO LET GO (TOL#19)

One of the (many) things that I’m not good at is letting go. I really need to work on that. I am, however, really REALLY excellent at holding on to things. Not just physical things – although there is a slight, ever so teeny tiny, chance that I may possibly be a small, wee little bit of a packrat #dontjudgeme #everythinghasmeaning #yesimustkeepallofit – but feelings and all that other hokey mushy stuff. Like, I can take something that happened (not a good thing) or was said to me (something not nice) YEARS ago, or some way that something…

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (TOL#18)

Wow.  It’s been a minute or two since I’ve Thought Out Loud.  Well, actually, I guess I kinda did last week on Friday.  So…yeah….about that. I’ve thought hard about taking that post down. In fact, I nearly did a few times. I put way too much of myself out there. I’m not one for attention. Thank goodness none of my friends actually read it. But, in truth, I’m glad I didn’t. It needs to stay. It’s my reality. And I need to…