Oh man…can we just take a time out for a second and enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea) together for a minute? Life is crazy right? There is so much to do and if you’re like me at all, the second you cross one thing off your list, you add two. I’m not proud of the fact that I’m busy but it is life right now. So I’m bringing back coffee talk so we can just chat about life, about relationships and just breathe.
Christmas – If you follow me on IG, you know I’ve crammed a work trip to Florida (and tried to have a little fun) into my week but I’m back and I’m trying to keep up with the demands of Christmas time but it’s fine. It’s all worth it. It’s funny, before the kids, during that time of life when it was just S and I, Christmas kind of lost it’s magic. I enjoyed it but never really felt like it made an impact on me like it does with kids. It’s like being a kid again. I get to live all the excitement again through their eyes and it’s the most amazing thing ever. The shine in their eyes makes me realize just how magical Christmas is for them and as a result me. Do you feel like this at all?
Friendships – I’ve said it before and I don’t hide but I’m a bad friend. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day but one of the things I really want to get better at next year is connecting to the people I’m close to and hopefully find a few new ones. A while back I wrote about wanting a running buddy…well it never happened. I spent a couple of weeks trying to coordinate a meet up with a local mother runner and we just couldn’t get it together. Run groups around here seem to meet up just as I’m getting out of work so that’s a lost cause. I’m just frustrated but I’m going to make more of an effort to try to reconnect a little.
Passion – This is another thing I’ve let go of. Don’t get me wrong..my passion for fitness and running are keeping me motivated but I’ve noticed that I’ve lost some of the passion for other areas of life as I’ve just kind of been going through the motions. I don’t mean that to sound so tragic but I have been making a conscious effort to really find passion in all areas of my life and as things have become a little clearer I’ve really noticed the impact it’s had on my running. It has reminded me that while BALANCE is a four letter word to me, there is a need to at least try to achieve it.
I’ve really enjoyed our talk. It’s been a nice change of pace so great to slow down. Hopefully you enjoyed your coffee too. Enjoy your weekend and be sure to come back and see what the kids and I are getting into. 🙂
Are you excited about Christmas? What’s your favorite part of the season? How do you keep up with our friendships? How do you keep the passion a live in your life?