I have a habit of slipping into anti social anxiety slumps. I get stuck in these ruts when I become too overwhelmed with school, work, relationships, etc. When I’m stuck standing under my own personal rain cloud, a part of me seems to forget who I am and what it is that I live for.
Over the past year or so, my blog has become one of those things. Something I used to find so much joy in, now rarely ever crosses my mind. I work everyday to be the happiest, mot positive version of myself, to live a healthy lifestyle, to learn and teach when I can, and to appreciate the people I have left in my life because they’re wonderful. What I need to do now, is remember all the things that make me happy, and get back to them.
Well, I never actually stop doing this, sometimes I just do it less times a week or skip the long run on the weekends. I always feel on top of the world when I get in from a run. Why would I want to pass that up?
I haven’t missed a summer of roadtrips once in nearly 25 years. When I was really young my grandparents used to take me everywhere in their motorhome. When I was a little older my dad would take me on a roadtrip to go camping, and for as long as I’ve had my license I’ve been going on trips every summer. Not to mention that wonderful year I spent transporting cars all over the province. Best job of my life. This year is no different, with 2 trips down and 1 to go, I’m a happy girl this summer.
Having a supportive partner
I try my hardest to keep motivated and stay positive, but sometimes you need that extra push. This man is my biggest fan. He wakes up super early on weekend mornings to stand in the cold and cheer me on and remembers my average time for that distance to be sure he’s waiting to snap the perfect photo. When I get in from a bad run he reminds me of all the good I’ve done and encourages me to go further.
Fruits! Om nom nom. My main addiction. My fridge is always full of strawberries, melons, apples, oranges, blueberries, blackberries, kiwis, mangos. Anything I can get my hands on. I will sit on the couch and devour an entire tray of berries while I’m watching a show. I strive to eat the cleanest I can and stay active… but when it comes to these guys, healthy choices are way too easy.