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….or, 9 months until I’m 30.
….or, 9 months until I’m on a plan to HAWAII!!
(Backstory: The Cowboy and I are photographing a friends wedding in Hawaii and they’re getting married on May 20. This means we’re flying to HAWAII on my 30th birthday. Awesome birthday present, IMO).
When I turned 29, I set some intentions for my 30th year. One quarter of the way into that year, I wanted to reflect back on them.
- Focus on fitness. In 2013 (after turning 30) I’m going to run a marathon. Leading up to this I want to focus on fitness and really and truly being healthy. I’d say I’m better, but I’m not there yet. There really is no reason that I can’t work out 60 minutes every day. I complain about waking up early, but really. I’m working normal hours, so there’s zero reason why I can’t wake up at 5:45 and get my strength training in so I can run in the evenings. Starting Monday, right?!
- Focus on work. I’m not sure if I want to stay at my current job (lack of work-life balance for months on end kinda sucks) but I also like the opportunities it gives me. This year, I’m going to give my job my all. I received a bad review this year and instead of beating myself up for it, I’m going to take those points and be better. I’m interested to see where that will take me. I’ve had some great conversations with those I look up to at work. This means a crazy travel schedule in the Fall (and missing the Carrie Underwood concert – boo!!) but, with any luck, it should totally pay off come next Spring.
- Focus on being a wife. I can be selfish. Really, super selfish. It’s not always fair to The Cowboy. This year I want to work on putting us first, not just me. If I do one day decide we want little Cowpokes running around, I want us to be the best us we can possibly be. We’re also getting there. No lie, there have been some rough weeks, but overall, we’re certainly doing well and moving to greatness.
- Focus on forgiving myself. I beat myself up a lot. Over little things. Over not saying the right thing. It needs to stop. People make mistakes. I really need to accept that and just move on. I’ve made some pretty big strides here. I’m not perfect and I do have a terrible habit of putting my
foodfoot in my mouth. I think, for the most part, people realize it’s not them, it’s me and I’ve just slipped up. I’m hoping to put my foot (and food!) in my mouth less, but for now, I’ve definitely been better at forgiveness.
Since I’m on topic, I’d also love for our condo to sell this fall and to have house plans (whatever those end up being) sorted out by Spring. Heck, it would even be great if we could be LIVING in our new house by Christmas 2013
Tonight I’ll be running a 10km night race, so that can restart my fitness goal. I’m also supposed to run 16km Sunday morning, so we’ll just have to see how that goes……It may only be 10km, but I will wake up and run on Sunday.