who knew that when i started this blog that i'd be spending at least 6 solid weeks of my life [very conservative estimate] pouring my heart out over the internet? that i'd be writing about everything from cooking projects to marathons to planners to infertility!?
when i started this blog, i was 24. josh was my boyfriend -- not my fiancé nor my husband! i plodded on the treadmill in 30 minute increments, just to stay in shape and had never raced even a 5K. i had no idea what was in store career-wise, but planned on spending the next several years finishing a dual degree [which later became single -- most definitely the right choice for me!].
i don't think i'd even heard of oral kiely or murakami, and i don't think i could have even imagined what motherhood would be like.
i was certainly a happy person and enjoyed life in those days, even though my 20s were not the wild-and-crazy years that they are for some [i think my only all-nighter was studying for anatomy. and i don't even think it was really all night]. but today, i think that that the days are just a little bit richer in part because of the slice of time i spend writing about them.
blogging over the past [nearly] 8 years has taught me a lot. i've used writing to help me to make decisions, to see solutions i might not have found otherwise, and to provide a helpful perspective for my own life. i've been privileged to make many real-life friends through this website and it's even helped me reconnect with old ones. i have received tough-love advice from you all about many things during the times that i've needed it most. and finally, i think that writing in this format is totally fun. i look forward to it every day.
i don't know what shape things will take once i head back to work and have more to balance than ever before, but i hope that i will continue to post here [even if it isn't with such ritualistic regularity!].
thank you all for being a smart, kind, and interesting audience! here's to 2000 more . . .
workout: 4.41 mi in 45 minutes on the treadmill -- 30 minutes @ 10:00/mi, then 6 strides [30 seconds @ 8:20-8:35/mi / 1 minute slow jog], then 6 minutes @ 10:00/mi
dinner: takeout fake-out -- gotta love those curry-sauces-in a jar!
chicken simmered in kerala curry sauce [from a jar], roasted cauliflower with garam masala, whole wheat naan
daily outing: to pick up lunch @ parker + otis and to buy a work planner at morgan imports <-- details on that at some point later :)