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Project 52: Week 46

Week 46:  Preschool Field Trip to the Farm!
While in the midst of getting the house ready for the market I took a morning off in order to accompany Aaron on his field trip to the farm (it was either I go with him, or he doesn't go).  It was a beautiful morning, we had a lot of fun, and I had a good opportunity to use my camera.  We ate apples, picked a couple pumpkins, fed the animals, and then played on lots of fun playgrounds.  (this overload of photos can make up for my lack of pictures from last week.)

Project 52: Week 45

Week 45:  Coming Soon...  big changes!
I'm a little behind schedule... so much has been going on.  And I have kept pretty quiet about a lot of it because it involves certain things that Matt and I have been talking about forever, but then change our mind about every other weekend, so I didn't want to mention anything until it was certain.  But, we're moving.  Away from Virginia.  We have a destination in mind, but again, until that is more certain I'm trying not to get too caught up on specifics (hopefully somewhere in New Hampshire).  But... all that to say that... We have been super busy getting our house ready for the market (cleaning, purging, cleaning, organizing, cleaning, boxing stuff up, and more and more and more and more cleaning).  And it goes LIVE today.  My hope is that it will be sold by the end of the weekend, but I'm sure it will take a little more time.  So anyway, I technically didn't take a picture for the 45th week because I spent every wak…

Leaning in

I recently started reading the new Brene Brown book, Rising Strong.  If you haven't heard of Brene Brown I highly recommend watching her TED talks, reading her other books, following her blog... basically absorb everything she puts out in the universe.  Her research and writing on shame and vulnerability have resonated with me in a way I didn't think anything was possible of doing and overall have been personally eye opening and life changing for me..I understand this may not be true of everyone, so feel free to ignore all of the rest of this sappy post.  Because the rest of this post kind of relates back to some of what I read in her new book today.

Over the past few years, as I started running, I found myself using short mantras to help motivate me and keep me going when things got hard.  There was a lot of "I can do this" and "keep going" and a lot of counting my steps, or breaths, or some strange combination of the two.  Then it shifted to being more th…