Some days I feel like I’ve lost my blogging muse. This week I felt it just a bit. I can’t put my finger on it, but I think it’s writer’s block (combined with some personal and work stresses that kept my mind occupied). So, to get over that, I’m giving myself an assignment. Three days, three posts, 300 words each.
- Friday: Talk about a time that made me really happy
- Saturday: Talk about my biggest health/fitness related challenge
- Sunday: Talk about my biggest win
A Time That Made Me Really Happy
I know, I was supposed to pick one thing that made me happy. But I have two. They sorta go together … sorta.
I have to say, I’m never happier than when I’m hanging out with my family. Except maybe when I’m traveling. And eating delicious new foods. And this last year I’ve had two excellent adventures with a few members of my family. These are my happy moments.
In October I went with my parents to Costa Rica to visit some friends (really, family) and explore many different areas of the country. We shared some of the most excellent memories: Hiking in the forest, exploring volcanoes, eating delicious foods, shopping, trying new things, operating outside of our comfort zones. Oh, and eating more delicious food. While it can be stressful (at times) traveling with family, I carry nothing but the most amazing memories from this trip. I look back and feel so calm, so loved, so blessed.
And, of course, I must also talk about my Arizona adventure with my younger sister. We’ve always been close — even when we fight. But I truly believe this vacation cemented our bond and brought us even closer together. We shared a lot of new experiences, including going to the rodeo, driving through the mountains, detouring in elk country, hiking through the snow in the Grand Canyon. Like Costa Rica, this trip also included a lot of delicious foods and special treats. The biggest treat of all? Experiencing the joy of true friendship in some of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever seen.
I will forever carry these memories in my heart — no matter what happens in our lives. And they will always bring a happy, grateful smile to my face.