Change. We have a love-hate relationship with that word. Change is a scary thing. But it’s also necessary. I mean, think about it. If we didn’t have change, our lives would stay the exact same, there’d be nothing new, we’d have nothing to look forward to, and that’d just be boring.70502da7ecfb161bf5ee8a42face4478

I was thinking about this all while lying in bed Saturday morning. My life has changed a lot within the past year. I’ve learned a lot, cried a lot, been scared a lot, and have been challenged a lot. But I’ve also grown a lot. Thinking about what’s ahead, I know there’s more change in my future.af6798226762698e6e030bc6efd7b2e2

Job changes, school changes, moves, growing families, but most of all, chasing dreams. It all lies ahead. Am I scared? Definitely. But am I excited and know it’s part of life and necessary? 100%.a595a4da6388fa7d1c313231cc1b13fe

I get sad thinking about leaving my childhood bedroom I’ve created so many memories in. I get sad thinking about how my family may not have our weekly pizza night each Saturday, or my mom and I’s Sunday grocery shopping dates.c70a2504ed2b3753b2b93d98ce38499b

But then I really think about it, and realize it can’t stay the same forever. We have to continue to grow and evolve. We have to create new memories and traditions. And thinking about those is exciting. And I couldn’t be more excited.bfeb3c17034ff48f01ed26d8b04ffef2

I don’t really know what I’m trying to say in this post and things may have been all over the place, but I guess what I’m saying is to just enjoy the now, because someday it’s going to just be a memory. Live and enjoy what’s happening right now.

I’ll leave you with this, which seemed pretty fitting to me. 



Easter weekend

And just like that the weekend’s over. Despite it flying by, I had a really great one :)

Friday I had my last lab for one of my classes (!!), babysat for a little while, then spent my Friday night where the cool kids go (read: Whole Foods). I’m wild I know.get-attachment.aspx

Saturday I had my second to last long run to complete. It was beautiful weather, sunny and in the 70s. The run went great (so much better than last week’s), but a few hours later I felt awful. This isn’t the first time it’s happened, as it seems that whenever I run more than 6 or 7 miles, I end up feeling nauseous a few hours later. The past few times this has happened I ended up getting migraines too, which I never normally get.

I eat a full breakfast a couple hours before I run, drink water before, during, and after my run, and always eat lunch as soon as I get back too.get-attachment.aspx

this week I finally tried an acai bowl. so good! 

Has this happened to anyone else? Am I doing something wrong? I don’t want to stop running longer distances, but it kinda sucks feeling the way I did on Saturday :(

Anyway, onto happier things! Thankfully on Sunday I woke up feeling almost 100% better. My family and I went out to breakfast and then we spent the day together sitting in the sun, reading, playing Monopoly, and just enjoying each others company. It was perfect. Oh, and the Easter Bunny made sure to stop by for a visit too! get-attachment.aspx

He did a pretty good job if I do say so myself ;)

I didn’t take many pictures, but I have to share this one of Ed because I find it equally amusing and adorable. He’s such a trooper.get-attachment.aspx

We enjoyed a whole feast for dinner including: ham, scalloped potatoes, sweet potato casserole, homemade rolls, jello, and corn on the cob. We ended the night with the Barefoot Contessa’s carrot cake + vanilla ice cream and I was pleasantly stuffed and content.

This was the first year in a while where we were all together on Easter and it’s so much more special when where all in the same place :)



Friday things

1. Two more weeks of school + a few finals. I have never been so ready for the semester to be over.

2. Last night Emily and I finally booked our plane tickets for Blend! I can’t believe it’s only a month and a half away. I’ve never been to Utah before, so I’m excited :)

3. Ed Sheeran’s going on a headlining US tour late this summer. I’m so excited. You should all go see him live because he’s just the best ;)IMG_2893

4. I’m not sure why, but working out has not appealed to be at all these last few weeks. Sure I still make myself do it (most of the time), but I haven’t been looking forward to it like I usually do. I really hope that changes soon. Until then, I guess I’ll just enjoy taking a little break from things…minus that whole half marathon which is two weeks from tomorrow. Oh my.

5. Who else is excited for Easter this Sunday? Okay I’ll admit I’m mainly excited for the Easter candy. I haven’t really had any all season. Cadbury mini eggs for the win.get-attachment.aspx

That’s all I’ve got today. Have a great weekend!