I've had a lot on my mind lately.
Much of it is stuff I'm not going to post publicly here. (But don't worry... it's not a lot of bad stuff or anything. Just private.)
Some of it is fun and worth sharing.
I finally worked out my training plan for the next few months as I run some half marathons, a full and then the Goofy Challenge. I think I'll still probably have to make some tweaks here and there (for example, a 20-miler falls on Halloween weekend when it's not likely to actually happen), but I've decided to just kind of take them as they come instead of trying to think about things that are weeks away.
I'm actually getting really excited about the Disney trip in January. It'll be like my 7th time to go, but I LOVE Disney World. I do remember thinking the last time I went in 2006 that I didn't need to go again until I have kids, but then I got into marathons. I'm excited about running in the parks that I've loved and that I hope to someday take my children to see.
We're going to stay at one of the Disney resorts this time, mostly because it'll be easier to get to the races that way, and I'm excited because we haven't done that since I was 13. Last time we went we stayed off-property at a Hampton Inn. It'll be nice to be emersed in all thing Disney this time.
But that's still 5 months away, and life keeps happening in the meantime.
I'm hoping to get up to Chicago for a weekend sometime this fall and visit my best friend. She may not know this yet, but I'm hoping she'll want me to come at some point. :) I love that city, and I love that it's easy and cheap to get up there for a quick visit. I'm so proud of her and the life that she lives up there, but I miss her.
In the meantime, I've been spending as much time as I can with my friends. Summer is the best time to get out and about and find fun things to do. If nothing else, I'm enjoying the chance to hang out and explore new restaurants and other local spots around Nashville. Moving into town was probably one of the smartest decisions I've made this year.
I feel like I'm on the cusp of something right now. I haven't really figured out what exactly, but I think that my life isn't as settled as I keep thinking it may be. I'm definitely settled in my new home and with living in Nashville - that was easy. But I feel settled in other ways. Some I know what I mean, but others I'm still figuring out.
I think maybe it's just part of living the unmarried life and being 27 and still sorting out what I want to do with my life. It seems like a lot of the people I know who are in these same shoes have said similar things. It's kind of fun and exciting, but it's also kind of nuts. Hard to explain. :)
Time will tell where my life is leading I suppose.