Gosh! And a poem.

28 10 2014

It’s been a month since I posted! Holy moley!

I’ve been busy. New job with Clinique, during one of the craziest months. I’ve been all over Central Florida for events and gift-with-purchase and the like. I haven’t been walking every day, but I did complete my 40 days. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a chance to compile all the info and see exactly how well I did.

Read a poem today. I’m glad that there are talented poets out there who can say how I feel. Thanks, Pablo Neruda.

“He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones “it’s” rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn’t know, he or she who don’t reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.

Let’s try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.”
Pablo Neruda


Chocolate cake + white frosting = Speckles

28 09 2014

Welp, I’ve hurt my knee. I’m not happy about it. Taking the day off from doing an official walk, although I can’t say that I won’t be walking in place by my bed tonight before sleep happens. It’s been an exhausting weekend. I’m looking forward to the week just to get some rest. :)

Trivia tomorrow night. Here’s some good music.


And I’m about to eat a candy bar.

19 09 2014

Hi! Welp, yes, I needed tissues. :) That’s alright.

So, it’s been a few days since my last real update. I’ve been walking like a crazy woman. Every day, at least 10000 steps, which equals about 4 miles. My typical route for my morning walk is 3.2 miles. I’ll be upping that soon. Aches and pains are starting to show, which was really the point of doing this 40 day everyday walk. Knees, ankles, all that good stuff. I need to know what my weak points are and what will need special attention when I’m walking a normal week’s worth of miles in one or two days. Here’s where I am so far in my trek.

Week One:
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 Week Two:

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 And here’s where I am on the lovely Camino, courtesy of Walking4Fun.com, including this week’s miles so far.

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I can't wait to actually see this in person!!

I can’t wait to actually see this in person!! 

Still dreaming, still striving, still motivated. Life is Good.


Standing post

14 09 2014

Mass starts at 12. If I sit down I WILL NOT get back up to go. Looks like I’m standing up for the next 15-20 minutes.

I’m majorly going to need tissues.

Just a little catch up. (not ketchup)

10 09 2014


I left the charger to my beloved Chromebook in Perry and I hate wordpressing from my phone, so I’m tardy to the blogging party this week. Woopsie.

Got rained on like crazy at the FSU game but it was still a blast. As always, I’m interested to see how the rest of the season goes. Last year’s National Championship has spoiled me. :)

I’ve still been walking every day, and keeping track of my progress along my pretend Camino, courtesy of walking4fun.com. About 38 miles into the trip, and it’s INSANE to me that I will only take 2-3 days to walk what I’ve walked in a week. Here’s where Walking4Fun has me – not the most scenic of routes, but that’s not the most important thing, now, is it?

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My mind is everywhere tonight. It’s been a long day of organizing the house and I’m flat out pooped.

Here’s some good music. Because you deserve good music. 




Perry thoughts

6 09 2014

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This morning I’m sitting in the quiet of my parents’ house, listening to the rain, drinking water (not coffee yet, I blame my 30 Days of Hustle water challenge for that) and feeling super peaceful. Super peaceful? I am not a surfer. You know what I mean. I’ll never be quite as elegant as I’d like to be. 

Because the parents are off cruising to Alaska, Shawn and I get their season tickets and will be up in Tallahassee for this evening’s game. YAY! Unfortunately, it’s going to rain like a mofo all day, so I will be a complete drowned rat by 3:30. BOO! Meh, not so much boo, it’ll be fun as long as I’m not slipping and sliding on my way to the stadium. Or maybe, just maybe, the sun’ll come out and it will be a glorious Florida afternoon. I’ll letcha know how that works out. Maybe a live post from the game, wouldn’t that be fun? 

Alright, I’m off to see if the treadmill still works. I have walking and water-drinking to do. 




5 09 2014

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So this is what it feels like to have a passion to do something. I kinda like it. Every day I propel myself one step closer to my ultimate destination, the Camino de Santiago. I’ve never been really big on setting goals and actually accomplishing them, mostly because I never had that real drive to DO SOME WORK to get there. This, though, is different. It feels good, and right, and natural. It feels like what I’ve been looking for all along.





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