Day 3325 – Bad Poetry Day

Roses are red,
Coffee is brown,
I got out of bed,
Caffeine changed my frown.

Rub a dub dub,
I wrote a poem,
It’s not a flub,
If it’s under a dome.

…..maybe I’ll stick to writing about road trips.

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Day 3324 – A Clean Slate In My Reading Journey

Today, I finished book #114 in my year-long 300 book reading challenge with myself. I still have a ways to go, but having a nice, new blank sheet to fill in is super exciting.

One thing that has helped me in my reading each day is actually tracking how much I read. On the days where I think I didn’t read much, it shows me that I read more than I thought. I love the vast variety of my books read so far this year, the ones I’m working through now, and the ones on my TBR list. Ah friends, when you find something that makes you come alive, chase it.

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Day 3323 – A Painful Reminder Of The Importance Of Watching What You Consume

This week I’ve had a painful reminder of the importance of being very careful about your consumption habits. For our trip to MA, I purchased a 12 pack of a generic soda. I’ve had this soda before and I’ve had soda on road trips before. But for some reason on this trip, my stomach was NOT a fan. It took me a few days to definitely pinpoint the soda as the tummy upsetter because we ate SO much food from so many different places. In a lot of ways, I’m so thankful for this reminder. The practical takeaway is to not drink that much soda. I typically might have 1-2 sodas and/or energy drinks a week. On the trip, I had 1-2+ per day. I really need to remind myself to NOT take sodas on a road trip. I might test out iced tea on the next trip. I’d still get a bit of caffeine and it would be somewhere healthier.

As I was thinking through this, I realized that while this was an obviously physical reminder of how what you consume impacts you, it was also a reminder that what I see, read, and hear impacts me as well. If I spend my time around others who talk poorly about marriage, or watch movies where marriage is disrespected, or even making cheating ok, it has an impact on my marriage. I will treat my husband with less respect and potentially entertain thoughts of cheating. Knowing this, I am very vigilant about what I consume about marriage.

If I’m spending my days watching videos that are positive reminders to business owners, encouraging me to keep working, and showing me examples of others who HAVE done it before me, I am much more energized in my work.

So even though it hasn’t been a fun few days with an upset tummy, it’s been a great reminder of how one little thing can have a huge impact on my entire life.

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Day 3322 – What Working With Friends Looks Like

We are so blessed to that our best friends are also business owners. The past few days, we’ve been staying with them, working on systems, having a little bit of fun, and just working in general.

Some parts of the day include sitting around the table, behind our laptops, only talking a little bit, and that’s ok. Comfortable silence is a rare gift in friendship. To find friends who completely understand the need to work, even when you’re hanging out, is priceless.

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Day 3321 – Dewey Donut Co

We’ve been having a work date with our friends and our lunch today is incredibly healthy.

Heaven. On. Earth.

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