Oh lord. Lately things have been on a backslide. So I'm glad that at the very least, I know how to laugh. About everything. Its my best quality. First off, I'm really excited by a very old song (2009) by The XX called Islands. The XX is an excellent band. Secondly, I'm doing a really crappy job of running this week but am ok with it, because I like to keep a thumbs up attitude. Thirdly, I got my Christmas present from my brother's girlfriend today, and I was so super excited to receive a handmade bracelet from....ITALY!
Then, to what to my wondering eyes should appear? My hunter boots arrived in the mail, with eight tiny reindeer! Yep, these were my Valentine's Day present to myself. Thank you very much! Look how marvelous they are! I no longer will be wearing my little kid rainboots anymore. I've graduated into adulthood.
I've also taken the liberty to show you what the rainboots look like on me if I were french. Because french girls wear trendy buns, and have straight bangs. Because....
I done got my hair did! I'm not necessarily saying its exactly what I wanted, but its what I got. Oh god, you've been a funny fellow these last two months. Thank goodness we can have a chat at the vatican next week. Olivia even suggested we light some candles at a cute little Catholic church overlooking the Almafi Coast. Tee hee, I'll be in Italy by Sunday!
Ahh, so I'm so off track with training, I know. But! I have a lot of wonderful things happening in my life, even if it doesn't feel that way 100% of the time. Let's remember kids what I wrote before Valentine's Day! Although we sometimes aren't where we think we should be, we are exactly where we are meant to be. I had been recently introduced to a commencement speech given by Steve Jobs (hailing from the Apple empire) to the students at Stamford University. Below, I have listed my favorite lines, and remind myself of these words whenever I start to feel a little "phooey". I fully believe in this way of thinking, and I try to remind myself that, in the end, it will all work out the way its meant to. Even if I don't get a run in for three days. Even if work is hectic. Even if I haven't packed for Italy.
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."