Day 3289 – Sneak Peek Of Our Trip!

Wooooo doggie, what a trip! It included pigging out and eating almost an entire (small) cheesecake, an unexpected nude beach, breathtaking views (see below) from the Long Island Lighthouse, one of the best meals and bar experiences we’ve ever had, a super fun (and dusty) concert with Thrice, and great conversations. Stay tuned for more pictures and stories!

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Day 3287 – Nine Trips Around The Sun, 3287 Days, Nine Years As A Wife

Nine years ago today, I entered into the most serious commitment of my life.

I didn’t realize what I would be gaining by saying I do and cleaving to my new husband.

I gained the very best friend I have ever known. Someone who has accepted me as I am, through my struggle with alcoholism.

I gained a business partner, not once, but twice. I did not see either of those coming!

I gained someone who would push me to be the best version of myself. While it’s awesome to say someone accepts you as you are, it’s even better to have someone who sees what you could be and encourages you to become that.

I gained the best travel buddy I could ask for.

I gained a mosh pit buddy.

To celebrate, we’re taking a short road trip to Long Island to see our favorite band, Thrice. I love that we’re doing all the things that I love about us on this trip.

Happy anniversary B/Husband Pants/Huz/Dar dar/Bret, you are one of the best things that has happened to me, and I’m so glad I get to walk this crazy life with you by my side.

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Day 3282 – Funny Faces At Wild Water Adventure Park In Clovis, California

Yesterday we spent the day at Wild Water Adventure Park. We tried to take some underwater photos and this was us preparing to go under. I think it’s also a representation of the fun we have in our marriage. It had been a long time since I spent time at a water park and it was a really fun day!

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Day 3277 – Ten Years Ago Today, I Got The Best Phone Call Ever

It was the middle of the night and I received a call. Bret and I had been dating for just over a year. At the time, he had asked me to not call for a few days because he wanted to think about some things. Basically – should we get married or not. When he called that night, I’m not sure I was expecting the question, I was just thankful for a call. It’s not the normal way of things – getting a proposal over the phone, but I love that it is the way we went about things.

The past ten years have taken us to places I never expected or planned to go, but there is no other dance partner I would rather have in this crazy dance.

Happy proposal day B, I’m so glad you asked me the question and I’m so glad I said yes.

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Day 3266 – World Productivity Day!

Hurray for productivity and a whole day to celebrate it! I love learning about productivity and practicing things that lead to a productive life. There are a number of ways that I’m currently trying to increase my productivity and achieve my goals.

First, Bret and I had a pretty long (over several days) conversation about what a successful summer would look like for us. We started the conversation on Saturday, technically before his summer break from teaching started. What this conversation has done is set our expectations for the summer. We talked about our bucket list of things to do. We talked about daily habits we want to practice. We talked about our work goals.

This morning, I’m a little behind schedule because I finally sat down, wrote out my goals and printed them out. I have a new checklist to highlight daily habits. I printed out all my goals in my January letter as well as some monetary goals (i.e. when I hit this dollar amount, I’ll do/buy/etc something else). I printed our summer bucket list and some of the big names I want to meet. This isn’t necessary for this year, but I want to start keeping those goals in front of me daily.

I also tried something new this morning. I want to get back into running and I’m taking a different approach. Previously, it was all about going for a 5k or following a plan. It was just too fast for the overachiever in me. So instead, I’m setting a “run three times a week” goal. I am only running a very short distance and only increasing my mileage when I feel ready. This is a big shift for me because I’m all about big milestones, but the joy is in the consistency. The different thing I did this morning was pre-prep my food before my run. I scooped my leftover takeout into the microwave, put a bottle of water and peaches on the counter, so as soon as I came through the door, I could start the microwave, grab the water, and recover. It made a big difference for sure.

So a big part of being productive is setting yourself up for success, whatever that means for you.

How are you going to be productive today?

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