Happy Thursday and New Year’s Eve! Here in blog land, I'm making Thursdays for…"Thinking Out Loud”. What’s in it for me? A brain dump. What’s in it for you? Total randomness! Enjoy!
Who’s got plans for ringing in 2016 tonight? None for me, I’m just hoping I don’t fall asleep on the couch at 10 and wake up at 12:15… which may or may not have happened on a few occasions in the past. ;) I’m not a huge fan of resolutions, but there are definitely some [work, fitness, blog, life] things I want to see happen in 2016… 2015 was a year of learning. A year of trying, struggling, failing, achieving, and continuing on regardless of what life was throwing at me. I am most definitely not at my destination, but I am definitely on the journey. I have this urge to reset…to find newness…clean and purge and minimize my life. Thinking truthfully and deeply about who I am, what I want from life, and gently taking the steps to get myself there. Like everyone, I’ve been very much an example of having a goal casually slip away after only a few weeks. I want to ensure that if I make a goal, I feel it in my deepest core, all the way down to my toes. I really just want to keep the ball rolling by pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone and improve a little bit each day, whether that be through my running, blogging, traveling, photography, friendships, networking, social media-ing, etc.
I am chipping away at my travel plans today, In two weeks, I am taking a much-needed vacation from life and flying down to Dallas and then road tripping over to Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I need a little break from life, the reality of grieving hit me hard and I am going to spend the week with Lacy and focus on healing myself..
Speaking of blogging , I haven't been doing much of it. I hope you can understand.
One thing I definitely struggle with is self-promotion. The thought of promoting my blog really makes me a tad uncomfortable. From the blogs I read/follow, I’ve gathered that if you want to have a successful blog, you have to really put yourself out there and promote it… A LOT! It just seems a little bit self-absorbed and pretentious to think that I actually have something worthwhile to share. Haha I’m sure there is a balance to be found, but for now I am still searching for that.
I’m writing because I really truly enjoy it and according to my analytics, someone out there is reading it, so I hope they're enjoying my ramblings too. Oh, and a schedule, I need to sit down and figure that out too. Tuesdays are my weekly recap of training and Thursdays are this random ramblings of thoughts, I'd like to write more so I need to work on that!
I’m not sure when or where I'll run/race again. I'm just trying to get through my days right now. Life has been extra hectic these last few weeks. I'm still not sure I ever want to write about whats going on. Bear with me while I work through some of this.
I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve. If you’re going out, stay safe, and if you’re staying in, like me, I wish you luck in staying awake until midnight. I can’t tell you the last time I did, but I always try.
Dream Big. Work Hard. :)