imacookiefiend returns

Hello everyone! It seems like forever since my last post. I had given up on blogging because my life has been a little chaotic for the last few months and it seemed like I just didn’t have time to do anything really for myself.

I’ve been trying very hard to make myself actually do things like go to birthday parties when I don’t really feel like leaving the house and go to movies and brunches but I haven’t quite managed to make myself go to the gym.

I think in part it’s because things have been so busy that once I get home I just want to hangout with my Landshark a.k.a german shepherd who is also a cookie fiend.

The great thing about her is that she gets me out of the house and takes me on long walks. I joke that she was my coach and got me to go from couch potato to 5k road race finisher last month, but it’s true.

Although she is still rambunctious and a little unruly on walks she loves being outside and is happier when she is active. Taking her on long walks helps keep her out of mischief and also helps keep shoes and furniture intact.

She will be turning 2 in just a few months and is still just a big fluffy puppy with so much energy and love.

When there is so much craziness in the world, she reminds me of how important it is to do good if only to be deserving of a fraction of all the love she shares with me and all her humans everyday.

Whatever journey you’re on, keep at it because you’ll come out stronger in the end.

Thanks for reading!

 

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sunshineI’ve had a really great day today.  Actually, aside from the sugar/carb cravings, the past few weeks have been pretty surreal, in a good way!  Things are changing, and although it hasn’t been an easy ride, the journey with all it’s struggles has been worth it.  For the first time in a very long time, I can say that I’ve found my way back to purpose.  My purpose.  It’s different for everyone, but in the end it means finding something that truly makes your life meaningful.  So as I sit here being thankful for everyone and everything in my life, I though it would be nice to end the day on a good note & who knows maybe inspire you to spread a little Sunshine too!

There are many great causes out there, and if you’re like me, you want to support them all, but alas my pockets aren’t that deep.  Still, there are many ways to help out, and help others even if you can’t contribute financially.  Remember that a smile and a random act of kindness can go a long way…

So if you’re looking for a way to make a difference  or pay it forward, then why not vote for a cause that is very dear to my heart…help The Sunshine Foundation make more dreams come true by voting for them.  http://www.whatgivesyyc.com/vote.shtml You can vote every day from now until November 29, 2013.  There are other great causes there too, so if you choose another one, that’s okay.  Each vote counts, so lets spread some sunshine and make our world a better place!