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Having a Bad Day


I’m in a funk. Work is crazy right now with University classes starting up soon so my stress levels are out the roof, and my kids are getting ready to head back to school so they need uniforms and school supplies. (LOTS of school supplies…)

But that’s not all. I have a boot on my foot from surgery 2 weeks ago, so it’s slowing me down quite a bit. I can’t partake in any outdoor activities (AKA stress relievers) on the weekends like hiking or paddle boarding, and I can’t do yoga or my beloved BodyPump.

There’s more. Our air conditioner broke 2 weeks ago, and it cost an insane amount of money to get it fixed. Plus my car broke down  last weekend when I was visiting my sister in New Jersey. I had to leave it there to have a new transmission put in (expensive!), and luckily my Grandpa is the best guy ever and let us borrow his truck until it’s fixed.

Maybe the Universe is trying to tell me something, because with all this going on, my 40th birthday is just around the corner, and I’m not too happy about that little event. It’s weighing me down like the boot I have strapped to my right foot.

This morning I was getting ready for work while the rest of the family left the house. A few minutes later I heard the back door open, and Henrik walked in calling for me. When he found me, he said, “I forgot to tell you I love you, and I want you to have a good day”. He gave me a hug and a kiss and ran back out to Mark.

I’m not sure what I did right to deserve him in my life, but he sure helps me put things into perspective. As this bad day happened, I thought of him saying that this morning, and it made the day much more bearable.

I hope that you all are having a better time than me, dear reader, and most of all I hope you have that one person in your life that can help you out of your “funk”.

What’s up with the name of this blog, anyway?

So as I mentioned on the About Me page, I have dreamed of starting a blog for about 5 years now. Why have I waited so long? Good question. I guess I have always thought that if I couldn’t give it the attention it deserved, then I shouldn’t do it at all.

Young people reading this- get ready to do an epic eye roll- but I realized over time, and as I got older, that dreaming about something without actually taking the steps to make it a reality… well, that’s just crazy. I’ve had plenty of other things to keep me occupied over the course of the last 5 years, like kids, running marathons, teaching BodyPump, yadda yadda. But I always kept coming back to this as soon as the dust from that other activity settled. Continue reading