August has been a month of ups and downs, and I am feeling exhausted.
D and I took a much anticipated trip and it was definitely one of the highlights of my year. We went to Iceland and it was aMAYzing! and it was possibly the most perfect vacation ever. There were some rough patches, mostly related to my failure to bring enough warm clothing, but overall it was an awesome trip and one that we needed. We had no agenda and could go where we wanted when we wanted to, and it was surprisingly stress free. (I say surprisingly because I usually get super stressed about travel even if I am having a wonderful time.) Neither of us wanted to come back home, and I was not looking forward to going back to work.
Since I came back home in July I have been taking some time off. Unintentional time off from blogging (sorry guys!), time off from my goals, school and God. It’s been a long time since I’ve read my Bible or gone to She Reads Truth’s site. I’ve only been to church once since I came home… I have found that I have been praying more. Praying while I am driving, praying while I walk to work or to catch the train, praying while I listen to D fall asleep. Prayer has become something that I am relying on more and more for peace and for a bit of sanity.
Despite my grand plans, my plans to workout and run haven’t happened once yet. It seems so much nicer to just keep sleeping and snuggle than to get up and go for a run but then later I regret it as I feel lazy and realize that I have gained quite a bit of weight in the past few months. I’ve canceled my half marathon and full marathon for this fall, since I just need to focus on getting out of the house for a run first. Baby steps.
D and I have set off of several new personal adventures in our life this month, and though for now they are too personal to write about here I will share when the time is right.
I feel like I need a vacation, but I know that I need to just focus. Focus on one thing and work on that. I feel pulled in too many directions, and I am just plain tired. I’m sorry that I haven’t posted much these past few months, I hope to get back into the swing of things next month but I appreciate your patience.