Monday, May 23, 2011
At any rate, i was reminded this weekend of how much I LOVE going to concerts and listening to live music...but i was also reminded of how much i people watch and observe the general public most everywhere i go, and i do it way more than the average person. So let me go ahead and fill you in on all the greatness i found at the concerts.
Not only were there some really great outfits going on but if you could get past the half leather vests and crazy shirtless wonders you actually saw just a bunch of people all enjoying the same thing. It's amazing how a good song (and let's be real...probably some beer too) can bring together even the most unlikely pairs. It shows when the crazy college kid that is dancing like no one is watching pairs up with the unsuspecting business man with penny loafers on...suddenly they are dancing around like they have been great friends for years. It is that few minutes of complete care free fun that makes concerts sooo much fun. Most every one let's go and just has a darn good time.
And again if you can get past the crazy clothing choices (and let me tell you there were many) you can see the two people that really love each other, slow dancing like they are the only two people in the world. I am personally touched by these quite observations I somehow am drawn to make no matter what my situation is. At any rate...concerts have always been and will most likely continue to be one of my favorite things to involve myself in.
Don't worry i have many more coming up...zak brown this week, NKOTBSB later in the summer (i will finally make Joey McIntyre mine!!!) i am sure i will have more simple observations to share with you so stay tuned!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I recently read this somewhere and literally just stood there re-reading it and thinking about what my answer would be. I know I sometimes get caught up with the whole age thing...I mean the entire purpose of my blog in the beginning revolved around my turning 30. So to read this statement/question really rattled something inside of me.
I just don't think there is a straight answer to this question and that is probably the point of it...to get you to really think about yourself and how old you live your life. Age really is just a number when you think of it from this prospective. Plus there are days when I live my life like a 21 year old, and then there are days I live my life like a 65 year old...it really just depends. I would have to say that for the majority of my life i have lived and acted older than i really was or am, even though i am often told i look younger than i actually am (which i am not complaining about at all!)
The older i have gotten the more i think about age...at some point you wake up realizing your life will not go on forever and that ticking clock gets louder and louder and that list of things you keep meaning to do before you die gets longer and dustier.
How old would I be if I didn't know how old I was...I guess my answer would be: If i woke up tomorrow not knowing anything about my actual age I would probably look at my life and assume i was younger than i actually am because in my mind and expectations i always assumed at the age of 30 i would be living a different life than i am living right now. I would assume because i don't have a husband, kids, a house i would have to be younger than 30. now of course that is not fair at all...but that is my honest answer.
In the end this question has really just got me thinking...I need to start living with a little more intention... What age would you be if you had no idea what age you actually are???
Another quote I read today: Age is just a question of mind over matter, if you don't mind it doesn't matter!
Monday, May 9, 2011
He is my mom's uncle, but to even just say that sounds totally wrong...he was like her second dad. He was my grandpa's brother and best friend. He did everything with my mom's family and he did everything for my mom's family...at least that is the way I remember it. My mom and her brother and sister have different, equally as wonderful, memories of this man...but I can only speak about my memories and what it was like to have the most magical great uncle anyone could ever imagine.
He loved his family beyond words and was NEVER afraid to show it...having tea parties with just me and him, hiding coins all over our house every time he would visit...the excitement of finding those coins was amazing! Looking back at his life I have come to realize things I never have before...this wonderful man somehow managed to embody a childlike spirit up until the day he died. He would get excited and find simple wonder in things that the average person would pass right by. Because of him I notice more, I enjoy the little things...because of his love of taking pictures, I now really appreciate the beauty of catching every moment you can with a picture. He gave and gave and gave and never expected anything in return.
He was precious...and I will miss him more than I ever expected. Below are a few pictures of the memorial service we held on our own for him...Even in his death he was still giving by donating his body to Ohio University for research. We decided to play several of his favorite songs, read a few reading and leave flowers on the steps of what used to be the house he grew up in. It is now a flower garden which couldn't be any more perfect because he also had such a love for nature, he was always reminding you to literally stop and smell the flowers.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
However, just seeing all the action of race day has convinced me even more to sign up for the Columbus Half Marathon in the fall. I am actually going to join MIT (marathon in training). Yes, I have finished numerous half marathons and am not new to the idea surrounding them. I am able to train by myself, but I decided to join a group because I figure it will be another much needed way to hopefully meet new people. I know I need all the help I can get in the "meeting new people" department, so why not combine a few things I like to do and kill two birds with one stone. Also I have never seriously trained for a half marathon, so i am putting all of my effort in to this one so that i can say for the first time "i trained my ass off for that race and couldn't have done any better!"
At any rate, hopefully my 30 year old knees and plantar fascitis foot will hold out for one more race! If you have any interest in joining me on this journey check out: http://www.fleetfeetcolumbus.com/marathoners-training-mit If I can finish these types of races literally ANYONE can do it. I don't even think you can call what I do running...sometimes i am certain i could be walking faster, but i get it done and usually enjoy most of it! The great thing about MIT is that anyone can do it at any speed, including walkers so check it out and let me know if you have any questions. Here goes nothing...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
WORMS!!!!! And not just this one...they are all over the ground. As if that isn't disgusting enough it actually smelled like worms. Now I know I have the nose of a dog but it was really bad. Let me recap...not only did i have to play hopscotch to avoid stepping on a worm but i also had to do this while trying not to throw up a little in my mouth from the smell. I really tried to be positive about this rain, but today was not the day...maybe tomorrow. Ohio weather:1, me:0
With that being said I did partake in something good today...my sister and I attended a hot yoga class at Tracey Gardner Method Studio http://www.traceygardnermethod.com/ I have attempted this class a couple of times and am actually starting to enjoy it. They heat the room,which is only lit my candles and a small amount of rope light, to a sweltering 100 degrees! They have humidifiers going, loud great music, and it is not your typical yoga. Supposedly you burn near 1000 calories in one class which i totally believe...you look like you just got out a swimming pool when you are finished but it isn't water it is sweat :) At any rate Molly (my sister) and I are planning on keeping this up once a week...watch out world i potentially could have nice arms for the first time in my life.
Here is a pic after the class...since we both decided to go all Johnny Cash and wear all black you cannot tell that our clothes are completely soaked in sweat, but you get the point. Check out her website and her class if you live in the Columbus area...totally worth it!
Monday, May 2, 2011
I am writing a post about the real me because as embarrassing as it is to admit...i have somehow managed to lose a little bit of her over the past couple of years. I have woken up and realized i am not where i ever thought i would be at the age of 30. I have also had to come to terms with the fact that although I'm not exactly where i want to be, i am still happy with the way things have gone...i have had sooo much fun, learned so much about myself, and had the chance to live a little more than i ever have before.