The first round of the Grow Your Blog, Hop ended and overall I think it went pretty well. I've actually come across several awesome blogs in the first round alone that I definitely see long term relationships coming out of it.
I needed a little break over the weekend, between participating and organizing it all it was getting to be a little too much computer time. So I took Friday afternoon thru Sunday afternoon OFFLINE and did my first ever Netflix binge. I watched 3 episodes of Hart of Dixie in a row one day alone, I can no longer chuckle at those who tell me they enjoy a good Netflix binge, I totally see what they mean now:)
Round 2 of the hop kicks off today, and I am just as excited for it as well. It really seems like we have a pretty fun and interactive group of bloggers for this round as we did in Round 1.
So I am going to do something I rarely do. I am going to type an entire post, in like a few minutes and not go back and change anything (aside from spell check, LOL). So I will let the fingers fly, and we will see what happens! I apologize in advance if I sound like a teenager, LOL
A week ago today I woke up, and sure I still had this crazy pain in my neck and an inability to turn it, heck it's still that way. But before I side track too much.
It looked beautiful outside and I realized my ankle tendons haven't bothered me in over a week and I decided it's time to start walking again, get some fresh air and all the stuff I have been missing.
So I headed out, down a path not to far from my home. I realized right then, how lucky I am, I live in such a beautiful valley surrounded by tall gorgeous mountain peaks.
Sometimes it just takes a different perspective to see something in a different light, even though it's a view I see each day I walk out my door.
Rarely do I bring a phone with me, but for some reason that day I had decided to try it out in my new Flipbelt and I put it in it. I took a few pictures and when I looked at the scene in front of me, it just made me super happy.
|Yes, that is snow on those peaks. The weather is starting to change, and snow in the higher elevations are probably here to stay til next summer. But isn't it beautiful!|
Which was odd I was so happy because for a while, I was watching some huge fish that are caught in low water and besides being shocked there were even fish in the canal by my house, I didn't even think there were anymore. But yet before me lay thousands of stranded fish who will probably die soon, this week even. Yet, I was thinking, I should scoop some up and bury them in my garden to fertilize it for next spring:) Opps, I side tracked, that tends to happen to me a lot:) But ya, I mention that because even seeing the poor fishes, I was still just loving it all. (Oh, I didn't go get any fish for my garden, yet...)
I finished that day with a 5 mile walk and maybe should have or shouldn't even tried a half mile run. It went so fabulously, I mean I thought it would go fine. But with my luck in past months I wasn't sure. It totally set my mood for the rest of the day, and soon to be most of the week.
I know, crazy right:)
Something happened and the next few days were uniquely positive.
I hate to admit it, but normally I am not the most approachable person. It's not that I'm not friendly, but lets face it I tend to not have one of those permanent smiles on my face that comes so luckily second nature to so many others.
Anyhow, I don't even think I had much of a smile, but something must have been in the air around me, because the rest of the week everywhere I went, or worked people just gravitated towards me, total strangers, people I rarely speak to and just crazy, fun odd conversations happened repeatedly.
I was in such a good mood, I went all fun sarcastic joke like on everyone that came up to me in the library. Go figure, so many people were so nice, kind and wondering where the heck I have been, and why they hadn't seen me before. Which I laugh about because I have been working in these places for years. Yet, possibly for the first time in a while I guess people just looked at me and saw the unwritten message, that said, this girl is happy, I want to talk to her. LOL
Gosh, I bet your thinking, who is this girl, was she horrible and rude before? No, I really am not all that bad, LOL I just I really don't know what happened that Monday morning on my walk/run and having it go so well, and the fact that this stupid work injury for some crazy reason is starting to feel a bit better right now. I guess it's brightened my hopes up, and shined up my personality and frankly it's been kind of a fun week!
That was until later towards the end of the week, when I got some news about something that I am normally really good at, but apparently have momentarily lost my touch. I lost the natural high I had been on.
So by Friday, I was indeed quite down in the dumps and in need of some girl chat.
So I called up one of my great friends and we hit up dinner and turns out we both had a bunch of stuff to let out.
It's interesting how life works out, when you feel like your life is hitting a low point and then your friend tells you something in her life that trumps yours in a way and all of a sudden your problems seem quite minor to others. Before long yours are forgotten and your mind is all about your friend at that point.
I have to say, another thing that helped me gain a different perspective on my own situation and the negative thoughts that were creeping into my mind by the end of the week, was actually a blog post I read on one of the new bloggers RachelMcMichael I met during the hop. Her post was all about turning your heart to gratitude and finding ways to get rid of negative thoughts.
So yes, this week has been about as unique as our Utah weather. With Monday round 70 degree's and by mid week snow flurries and snow capped peaks around me on the mountains and then by end of he week highs in the mid 30's. I say, ya my week in emotions was a roller coaster ride just like our weather!
So in short, I am doing a little body, mind and soul cleaning up and refocusing. I realize most the week went so wonderfully purely on the fact that I was carrying happiness with me. It's up to me, to have weeks like that more often. It's also up to me to not let certain things bring me down.
Which is why I am really looking forward to some life changes that will be happening soon, and as I make them, I am looking forward to sharing them with you!
I have to apologize for my comment system.
It seems they (Disqus) did an upgrade and are requiring most visitors new and old who used their social media to log in, to apparently verify their email address before they can submit their comment. Unless you are signed up as a member of Disqus.
It won't even let you submit the comment until you have verified your email. Which if you are going to be kind enough and leave me a comment, rather than drive you crazy. If you make sure you're already logged in first before typing anything, then it shouldn't be a problem for you.
If you cannot tell I am seriously upset about this. But being in the middle of the Grow Your Blog, Hop I am stuck with it as I don't have any spare time to do anything about it right now. I do apologize if it causes you trouble when trying to leave a comment. I just wanted to give everyone a PRE-WARNING on it!
Have you ever carried an attitude that you've noticed complete strangers and friends wanting to be around you more just because you might make them happy too?
What is something awesome that happened in your week?