So as you have probably noticed, I haven't been blogging much. I am not sure why. I would like to say that life itself has taken over. I am happy and full, but then I feel that means my blog is just a way to console myself and I hate that thought.
I have been busy. I am working out, hiking, reading, making healthy food at home, planning vacations, visiting family and friends. Life has been beyond good. I mean it is so stinking gorgeous outside and I cannot stand to be inside or not right next to an open window. My need to be out in the wilderness with nature is like a virus.
At work we have been having employee appreciation week, so we have been wearing jeans to work! Holy cow, jeans! I love jeans. They are seriously more comfy that pjs for me. It couldn't get better than being able to wear jeans to work everyday. I feel good. Things are very good at work. I feel confident and I feel like I know what I am doing. I love that I am getting used to being my wacky self. I am so weird when I am who I am. It is laughable, but I don't care. One of my favorite things to do is I easily think of songs that relate to any conversation I am having. (so stupid, but so funny to me) For example, I was talking to someone about Chinese food and fried rice and I break out in "I like fried rice and I cannot lie." Yes, I know. I got that look from my coworkers, but I can't not do it. It is so hilarious to me.
My boyfriend and I have been able to spend some good quality time together even though we live in different cities. It amazes me how easy it is to be with him. Never have I ever experienced this.
I have been hiking at least once a week and occasionally twice a week. I love to hike with other people, as I have hiked once by myself (post here), but it is so wonderful to be outside with nature. I can't believe how incredibly beautiful it is. I have been seeing lizards, birds, hearing cicadas and more. The trees, rock formations, smells and sounds are just amazing. I know I have said this, but seriously, outside is wonderful. My boyfriend and I hit an 8 mile hike the other day and I forgot my inhaler. Ugh, I feel so weak with asthma, but I worked through it and we made it all the way. Course about 1/4 from the top I decided I needed a break. I got the backpack from the man and sat down in the middle of the trail. I was so tired and sore, I just wanted to rest. I pulled out the beef jerky and breathed. My boyfriend said he was going to take pictures. Yes, whatever. I just wanna break. I sat there in the middle of the trail, taking in the warmth of the sun, feeling the breeze across my skin eating the tastiest jerky and drinking water enjoying the view for miles as we were over 10,000 feet up.
Blogging has always been something I have done. It started out as a practice to write each day, but really it didn't ever roll over into actual writing of books. But I am not sure I am ready to let it go completely. So my apologies as I don't post very often. I'll be in touch, but I would love to hear what you think.