It’s been a while since I’ve thought out loud, which is odd because I feel like that’s all I do. It’s also been a while since we’ve had some “life talk” and, as I’ll get into in a minute, I’m trying to figure out how to balance these chatty posts with more structured content on the blog.
I’m just about one month into my funemployment and it’s been pretty great. I still get questions regularly about “what’s next” and even though I have some broad, very rough ideas, I’m happy responding with “I’m not sure yet. Ask me in May when I should have graduated.” Said very nicely, of course. But really, this has been an eye-opening month. Getting back into the groove at home after being gone for college has been both easy and hard (more to come on that). There was an adjustment period and still some lingering growing pains but I’m settling in and really enjoying my time. I just started a very part-time job and I’m working on some other projects to keep me in a loose routine.
One of my favorite things about being home is having built-in running partners. Both of my parents are runners and I’ve been joining them on their 6 a.m. runs before work and longer runs on the weekend. They would do this with our without me so I might as well take advantage of the support and company!
Speaking about running, like I said last week, it’s still going well. I was hesitant to mention this on the blog until after the fact, but I’m actually running the Princess Half Marathon in two weeks. This will be my 4th Princess half and 7th Disney race (don’t ask me how much I’ve spent in total). Hear me out….it’s not for speed, I ran 8 miles last weekend and felt fine, I paid $180 last summer for it, I’m running with family, it’s pressure free. If I have an ounce of pain, which I haven’t in over a month, I will adjust my plans. I know my body well enough and I feel comfortable (and excited!) with this decision. Now it’s time to pick a costume. Any suggestion for a duo costume other than Elsa and Anna?
Ok, the blog. As you may have noticed I’ve posted two recipes in the last week (and a third is scheduled for tomorrow). I’m in no way becoming solely a food blog, but I would like to regularly incorporate some (easy) recipes. Here’s where I’m torn: recipe posts aren’t always my favorite to read. This is absolutely nothing against the blogger or content, just a personal preference. What I’m thinking is to keep the recipes to once a week and write the post to sound “normal,” not just about the food. Does that make any sense? “Normal” as in I’ll talk about things other than how “amazing” this recipe is (but of course I will mention the food). Still making sense? In general, I prefer writing what I like to read, which is a mix of chatty and structured posts so I’ll keep chugging along…
Lastly, I want to share my new running playlist on Spotify. There are some interesting songs (i.e. “Juicy Wiggle”) but it will keep you entertained. My favorites: “Live Young Die Free” and “Sax.”