Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Meet Beau

He's a chi spaniel and the most adorable thing ever.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Avon Walk 2012

The weekend of October 27th and 28th I will walk 39.3 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte, NC. To praticipate in this event you have to commit to raising $1,800 per team member. As if the 39.3 miles aren't enough to scare most people away. Breast cancer effects so many women and families and I have been a front seat spector. My beautiful mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a sophmore in college. My 39 year old cousin has battled breast cancer twice a long with my mom's youngest sister.

Because of all these reasons this walk means a lot to me. To help me reach my goal I decided to design and sell breast cancer t-shirts. I figured I could sell 50 shirts and make a small dent in my fundraising goal. I got my first order of shirts in at the beginning of May. In right at 2 months I have sold almost 1,000 t-shirts and hugely surpassed my goal.

I've also made a new life long friend in my teammate Courtney. We met at a Avon Walk meeting and after talking for just a few minutes decided to create our own small team.
The thought of having to walk 39.3 miles in one weekend scares me but I know that I can do it because of all the support that I have already gotten, not only from my family, friends, and co-workers but also from complete strangers.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sundae Nights Lead to Monday Walks

This little after dinner treat on Sunday night... 

Contributed to my need for a 5 mile walk first thing Monday morning.

It has been so hot here (104 several days this week) but this morning was a perfect walk. I snapped this picture of the greenway. Its hard to have negative thoughts when your surrounded by all the beauty that God created. Walking has always been my favorite stress reliever.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Starting Over, Completely

Its been a very long time since I have logged on here. So much has went on in my life that blogging was the absolute last thing on my mind. I'm sorry for abandoning the readers that I had and I can't imagine that there is any of you left after my 5 month hiatus. But I am glad to be back. I missed sharing my thoughts. I have always used my blog as an online journal for myself and while my life may be drastically different then I had planned its still my life and I still have so much to be thankful for. So here goes... I am divorced. Ugh, I absolutely LOATHE seeing that word. I hate saying it and I certainly dispise all that it means. But it is my reality now and has been for several months. At 29, I was supposed to be celebrating my sixth anniversary. Instead I am alone. Well, not really alone. I have amazing parents and a wonderful extended family. My friends have been there for me through everything and while I appreciate it more then they will ever know; there is still a huge void in my life. So I'm starting over; a new life and a new blog. I have struggled with deciding whether or not to delete my posts from the past 3 years and just start over competely but I'm not going to do that. Everything that has happened in my life so far will effect everything that happens in the future. Those are my memories and I want to keep them.

I can't continue with this blog without letting you know that the seperation and divorce was 100% my fault. Chris was an amazing husband and I still love him more then anything in the world. We tried multiple times to work through things but I waited too long to realize that the only thing that mattered was saving my marriage. There is not a thing from the past that I wouldn't do differently if given the chance. I don't want to be single. I absoultely loved being married. I am not one to go out to parties or clubs and I certainly have no idea how to meet new people. That is the absolute last thing I want to do right now anyways.

As I said earlier, I am sure that most of my readers have long since given up on me and I'm fully aware that my new revelation may run a few off itself. If you are still reading though I invite you to stick around for this new journey.