IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS

Saturday, November 3, 2018
I'm a futurist, for better or worse. I've always had a tendency to look ahead at what's coming up next in life and to keep one eye focused there. Very focused there. EX, I remember sitting at my parents' kitchen table when I was close to graduating from high school and deciding, for whatever reasons (honestly can't remember why), that I was going to graduate from college in 2012. That meant I'd finish my college degree in three years.

I finished my degree in exactly three years.

I have a small list of life things that have played out after I "saw" them first, per se. Again, for whatever reasons?? I really don't know why I do that. I just chalk it up to my futurist side. My tendency there has helped me get some "life" things done, but it has come at a cost: I've often lost out at being present and being content. The virtue has a vice.

THIS IS HALLOWEEN 2018 (AND - FLASHBACK - 2017)!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
 Haaappy Halloween!

I've got about 0.2 seconds to write this post, but I'm going for it, because if I don't, these little witches might stay on my camera roll for an entire YEAR like last year's Halloween photos (see below). I of course thought that I'd share last year's Halloween Day right away, but I guess life happened? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Life's going to happen again reaaal quick, so I'm just going to share this year's photos and stories now. Bear with the quick writing!

The big girls both wanted to be witches this year. We had great visions of dolling them up to be pretty + spooky witches, and thanks to their own awesome makeup jobs (they really did their own!) and their wonky fake eyelashes (they only let me keep them on if they were about an inch up their eyelid, haha), I think we nailed it. ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks to Aunt Annie for sending the girls her awesome witch costumes (Annie has the best Halloween loot)!

ONE YEAR DOWN IN SUNNY SD

Saturday, October 20, 2018
October 6, 2017. 8:00ish PM. I drove the 56 West in the dark with my mom and the girls, en route to meet Ryan and my dad at our new rental house. I rolled down the windows as soon as we reached our exit, breathing in the salty air that I could only conjure up in my memory for the last 1.5 years since we last lived in San Diego...mm it felt so good. So good to be back in our little family's city. I thought I loved and knew San Diego then, but little did I know...

SNAPSHOTS OF SWEET SUMMER '18

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Hello! 

It's been a bit, but I'm back here tonight with our Summer 2018 recap post that's been sitting in the dark corner of this blog, the Drafts folder. ;) I know we're closer to Halloween now than the end of Summer, but better late than never! After thinking of this Summer's highlights and cleaning up my camera roll on my phone, these are our memories that I want to freeze in time -- in chronological order (took me a minute to work that out but I did)! Let's get this party started and throw things back to May...

We went to St. George (surprise surprise --๐Ÿ˜œ! I think we've gone home 10 times in the last year). Ryan and I ran our favorite trail together and we hiked our Snow Canyon. With Grandpa!

A LITTLE LIFE STORY ABOUT FINDING PHYSICAL SELF-LOVE

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
September is officially here and I can't believe it. I have a big Summer recap post sitting in my Drafts, and it's almost ready to be published, but something else has been crowding my mind and I've been feeling the need to share. Actually, I've wanted to share these thoughts for months (read: years), but it's the kind of topic that deserves a polished post before presenting, and I've been waiting for that "right time," to write and publish. But you know what? I just don't have time for that kind of poise these days. My life is moving too fast and, life overall, is feeling too short to wait for the perfect time to do things that I care about and/or feel moved to do.

Not wanting to feel that kind of regret, here is a big part of my story about finally arriving at a pretty relieving life destination: physical self-love. I was thinking about my self-love journey while biking last Saturday, so I spontaneously started a Live Video on Instagram right after I finished exercising in which I shared these same thoughts below. It was an unplanned party for all who watched and for me, and I may have struck out with my sweaty appearance and blubbering thoughts, but hey, I swung. :)

It's far from perfect, but here is what I have come to so firmly believe about taking care of my physical body and, in turn, loving me.

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