Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday!
I am SO sorry for not being here.
I am gearing up for some big changes in my life and have neglected one of my favorite friends, my blog. I have been selfish, busy and lazy and have failed to share my ideas and adventures, which has left me feeling a bit empty. I love curling up on the couch, wrapping up in a blanket and spilling my day over the keyboard, so I promise this is my return.
Some of these big changes I cannot share at this time, but I promise if you continue reading over the next few weeks (and yes, I will be writing more) you will find out all about the new paths in my life.
I last posted right before I headed off for a lovely week-long spring break with my family and my boyfriend Dave!
Our time was filled with lots of family
Leading up to this spring break I was praying for each hour to move faster so that I could finally be on vacation, but once that time was upon me I was grasping at every minute to try and slow time down.
Unfortunately, no matter how many times I attempt to manipulate time, that clock still ticks by at the same rate every minute. I am trying to appreciate every moment that I have, whether it is where I want to be or not, but of course that is easier said than done.
Because big changes are hovering in the not so distant future I have decided to practice patience and revel in the time I have now. And of course, what better way to appreciate the now than by posting on this very blog. So there you have it. I will be back soon with reflections on the present – happy Monday!
It would be lovely to dip my toes in the warm lapping waters of the Caribbean right now, but unfortunately I do not have the money or the time to escape on that kind of weekend adventure. I can, however, explore the Bay Area and all it has to offer with the wonder and awe of a tourist.
I have lived in San Francisco for 2 and half years now and the people, scenery and atmosphere never gets old. This weekend my parents came to visit and we traversed the city and surrounding towns with the wide eyes of foreigners. There are always new places to explore and beauties to stumble upon including,
stores with a view
and scenic lookouts
If you are in need of an escape just look to your backyard and turn over one stone you have never noticed before. I’m sure there is a neighborhood you have not visited, a building you never realized was of historic importance or even a patch of land you have never taken the time to appreciate. So go out and enjoy your Sunday discovering all the adventures right in front of you!
Friends, good food and crocheting.
Grab your friends, a ball of yarn (yes mine is sparkly) and this recipe and you will be sure to have a heartwarming evening.
These burgers are delicious and easy, but of course everything tastes good out of Eli and Jacob’s kitchen, so next time I’ll make sure to invite all of you!
It’s hard not to walk down the street and look at a person running by and think, gee, they are so lucky they can run, and compete in races and jog with friends.
Or see someone with a flat stomach and assume that they get to eat whatever they want and still look good in an ab hugging shirt.
Even looking at a couple on the street it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that they are happy and in love and everything in their lives must be hunky dory.
Of course life does not work like this. The person running might have just come off of an injury and is easing back into running by only going as far as down the street before he or she has to turn around. And the person with the tight tummy might have to wake up early every day and workout for an hour in order to keep in shape. And the happy couple may fight 99% of the time and only smile when they are walking down the street in public.
Sometimes when you’re life doesn’t feel all put together you assume that everyone else has everything you don’t. The reality is that no one has everything and you probably have a lot more than most.
At the start of this New Year there are many things in my life that I am still lining up to fall into place and I am trying my hardest to appreciate what I do have until then.
What have you accomplished so far this year?
Do you sometimes think about “greener pastures” and then appreciate your own?
I feel like blogging has always been a part of me, but I only began publishing last year. It’s incredible to look through posts from 2012 and remember all of the things that I experienced and I am excited to continue writing about my journey this year.
Only a few days in and the new year is already treating me well. I am with my boyfriend, the weather has been beautiful here in San Francisco and we have been eating incredible food.
I of course I did not cook these fantastical dishes, but I am determined to become a better cook this year and treat myself to new flavors and adventurous ingredients.
I also want to write about how I am keeping better eating habits in order to be a better me this year as I reach my goal of running again.
Travel plans are also in the works this year and I will be documenting these adventures as I visit friends and family I have not seen in some time.
And there will of course be some hardships that find their way onto the blog, but I will share them with you as a way to put things into perspective and work my way through each challenge.
Thank you to all of you, my readers, for sharing in my journey and listening as I traverse life and find my way.
Happy New Year!
365 days ago I started this blog.
It was supposed to chronicle my journey as a runner and my healthy (and not so healthy) habits. And while running was a major part of this daily publication for many months, running took a major back seat to many other life events that happened this year.
Some of the wonderful highlights include,
And of course with the good comes the not as good including,
This year has been a tough one, full of unexpected changes and numerous challenges. With each turn my weaknesses have been exposed, but more importantly, my true strength has found its way to the surface. 2012 will be a year I never forget for the good and the bad, and I am excited and energized for the year to come.
I am determined to get in the best athletic shape that I can in order to start running again by the summer, I will continue to grow my career, my friends and family will see me more often and I will take on new challenges with a new found confidence.
I wish everyone success, happiness and health in 2013!
Happy New Year!
My Chanukah this year has been very spread out. Between celebrating with the family when I was home for Thanksgiving, partying it up with friends on the actually holiday and then celebrating a belated festival of lights with Dave and his family, it has been one great holiday season.
I hope all of you are enjoying your holidays!
It’s that time again.
and enjoying all of these things with friends and family.
The holidays bring people together and inspire others to reach out to long lost friends and family, but I think that this should not just be relegated to the holiday season. I think that we should all make an effort to get together with loved ones, friends, family, acquaintances, that friend you keep meaning to call, throughout the year. Choose a random day in March and fly out to for a long weekend to see your old college roommate, or call your friend in Canada every Thursday night to check in, or even plan a potluck with all of your friends next Friday, just because.
Let’s all plan to continue the joy of spending time with friends and family after the Christmas trees are taken to the curb and the New Year’s confetti is cleaned up.
I hope you are all enjoying your time with loved ones this holiday, I certainly am and I know I can’t wait until 2013 when I spend even more time with the people I hold close to my heart.
that the world did not end today.
2012 might have been a very tough year, but I am determined to have a brighter 2013, so thank goodness when I woke up I found the Earth still intact.
In addition to my life altering running accident, I was forced to change jobs due to an office relocation, I lost my Grammy, one of my dearest family members, close family and friends suffered from illness and my boyfriend of 5 years had to leave our home in San Francisco to go to medical school in Israel.
There have been some tough times this year, but with every challenge I have found something inside of me that I never knew I had. I learned how strong I am in the face of the unknown, how resourceful I can be, and how motivated I am to reach new goals.
I am on my way to a full recovery from my accident and I am proud of who I have become this year. There is so much to look forward to in 2013, and no matter what challenge pops up next, after this year, I know I have the poise and determination to face it.
The world did not end today, so take this time to reflect on all that you have accomplished and all that you have to look forward to in the new year.