I’d consider myself pretty crazy to try and push out a blog post this morning. I have about 5 minutes before I absolutely have to finish getting ready for work. I’ve got my vegetarian sausage biscuit over here on my left though that I need to eat, so that’s my excuse for having the time to sit here right now. It’s meal time, Obviously. I also have my coffee. By the way, I’ve been trying this new creamer that I’m seriously loving (should have mentioned that in myBliss post yesterday), but it’s a coconut milk French vanilla creamer. Not only does it taste delicious, but it makes me happy because it’s vegan. I continue to think that it’d be easier and easier to become a vegan when I find simple pleasures like this!
Because I’m pressed for time, you get an old picture that’s already been posted to this little ole’ blog. It makes me miss a lot of things…. That girl right there. I miss her. I miss the days when me, Lacy, & Stedmond would leave work and have lunch together at McAlister’s and during the perfect summer, we’d have dessert at Local Culture (our FROYO place in town). We may have taken longer than our typical hour lunch break, but the time we spent together was good, it was encouraging, it was refreshing. I miss it.
I also miss that easy bun during the summer. Wake up, throw your hair up and go. Easy. I miss Summer. Oh summer… when will you finally make your beautiful grand presence into the South!?
Other things I’m missing right now……
My early mornings. I’ve been terrible about going to bed late and waking up late. I give myself barely any time to get ready in the morning. I miss the days when I could wake up at 5am – shower, do my quiet time, read some blogs, write my blog post, make a good breakfast, enjoy my coffee slowly, get in a run/workout if I wanted. Yeah, there’s no way I could fit that in with the mornings I’ve been having lately.
That Running High. Last year when I completed the Wine & Dine Half-Marathon, I had the worst run of my life. Ever since then, I’ve had a difficult time enjoying myself when I go run. It’s more of a chore, not something I’m excited about doing. Sure, working out will always be a “chore”, but I remember the days when I take a leisurely run and pray or listen to music or think through a difficult situation I was in. My runs were motivating, they were life changing… and well, I just haven’t had one of those in a while.
My Disney Experience. I know I’m a Disney freak and I talk about it a lot, but I’m not just missing Disney itself at the moment, I’m missing the entire experience I had. I miss the cool breezy morning waiting on the bus for work (CA-RAZY!), I miss bringing a change of clothes to work so David and I could go straight to the park when we got off, I miss my roommates and the laughter they brought to my life, I miss pictures with the characters and getting excited about seeing them, I miss watching the Festival of the Lion King anytime I wanted, I miss the drive to the Y in the early morning hours before work, I miss my Disney College Program Experience and there are days I wish I could re-live them, but I can’t. They’re in the past. And even if I did go back and to DCP or even did a Professional Internship, it wouldn’t be exactly how it was.
Unemployment. Except, I don’t miss this that much, I just miss some of the perks of freedom haha. I miss being able to visit my cousin whenever I wanted and being able to stay in Starkville for an extra day at a time. I miss having all the time in the world to get in a workout/run for the day. I miss the time I had available to blog (not that I used that time wisely because clearly I would have done a lot more with this here blog). I miss spending the day with my sweet pup. In reality though, I love my job and I’m thankful I have a job. I wouldn’t trade it for unemployment EVER, so I guess I don’t truly miss it that much, but I do miss the freedom I had during the day because it’s been a struggle getting in a workout and finding time to blog. How do those full-time working mama’s do it?! No clue. All I can say is, if I keep a full-time job when/if I become a mother, chances are, this blog will disappear into thin air.
In keeping with the theme that the entire world is missing spring/summer at this point in late March
What else are you missing right now?