Hey! Cool!

Cool things are happening in my life! I suppose cool things are always happening in my life if I search hard enough, but in this case my feelings of gratefulness and joy are so overpowering that I can’t help but think, “Hey! Cool stuff must be happening!”

For instance: Josh and I have decided to go to Europe. This, of course, depends on whether or not we can actually get our car paid off in time, because heaven forbid we break the laws of the great and powerful Dave Ramsey. But if everything goes according to plan, we should be showing London and Rome who’s boss in about a year or so. I’ve always wanted to see a few countries in Europe, and we figure now is as good a time as any considering how flexible our life is at the moment. We might be eating out of cans for the next 12 months, but it will be worth it in the end!

Another wonderful thing that has happened to me in the past week is COFFEE! Well, I’ve been having this problem with complete EXHAUSTION half way through my days at work, and Josh has been trying and trying to get me to drink coffee with him. He was cool enough to take up the addiction when we lived in Portland. Ya know, where the coffee is supposedly yummier and prettier and healthier and hipper than coffee in other lame places. Anyway, Josh has started french pressing (faaaaancy) me some of his liquid gold¬†every¬†morning and BAM! I’m like a new person. I’ve always hated people who tell people not to talk to them until they get their coffee fix in the morning…and yet here I am. But hey! No more holding my eyes open with toothpicks! YAY!

Lastly, there’s this thing that’s happened to me that has definitely never happened before. It’s this really cool feeling, different from any I’ve felt…I think some people would call it being proud of yourself. Yeah. That’s definitely what it is. Those of you who know me well know how profound this moment is for me. I’m a recovering self-hater, and taking up running has been SO great for my recovery. I’ve been running at least 4 times a week for about a month now, and I feel amazing. (Please don’t go stalking my facebook to see if I look different, because I assure you, I’m still on the chubby side) But whether I ever lose a pound or not, I am still so happy for reaching goals I set for myself, sticking to a running plan, and pushing myself. I am the least self-motivated person in the world, so the fact that I’ve been consistent is a huge deal. I’ve been using an App called Couch 2 5k, which is fantastic for non-running, non-motivated folks like myself. This is probably the first, and possibly the last time I’ll ever say this in public, but YEAH! Go Caroline! You’re doing awesome! Keep up the good work!

That felt weird and shameful. I should probably save this as a draft and re-read it again in the morning, because I assure you I would laugh and hit delete. But Why waste a whole blog post? Goodnight!

-The new and improved coffee-drinking Caroline