Wake Up Wednesday

Hello! I woke up with grand plans for yoga, but Ben needed to use the car, so that was a no-go. Most of the time having one car is perfectly fine, but every now and then it throws a wrench in one of our plans. Boo.

Instead of yoga I took a walk with one of my books. But, I ended up mostly ignoring it and getting l0st in my thoughts.

After my walk I made the same breakfast as yesterday with the addition of the rest of a cinnamon roll I was munching on yesterday.IMG_2493

Yesterday I was MIA after lunch. I was tired, feeling sick and snacked way too much through the afternoon :(  So, there’s that.

Last night Ben and I met up with one of his co-workers, Hing and his wife Jenny,  from Maryland who just moved to Orange County too! Crazy. They just got here on Sunday and have a new baby so we brought over Thai food to keep it simple. IMG_2482

They arranged dessert :) IMG_2484 IMG_2485

They recently visited family in Hong Kong (where Jenny is from)  and gave me this tea as a gift. I am on a tea bender right now so I love it. IMG_2489

Mid-day yesterday I heard something being dropped off at my front door. The Brooks running shoes I won (from Run to the Finish’s contest) a few weeks ago arrived!!!IMG_2472

I was a little too excited about these new running shoes – especially because I’m still sore from my marathon and all. I can’t test drive run them right now because my toe nails are still angry and prefer nice, comfy broken in shoes.IMG_2476

But I am counting down the days until I can try them out. I am a very loyal Adidas and Asics girl. Very loyal as in, I’ve never ran in anything else and never planned to until I got these. Full review will follow. IMG_2478 The Zero Week plan says I can run 2 to 3 miles tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes!

I just got this Oprah magazine about finding “Your Calling”. I haven’t had the chance to read it all yet, but – IMG_2495

Question: Do You Know Your Calling? What is it?

If not, how are you looking for it?


  1. says

    YAY NEW SHOES. very exciting :)

    true calling? ugh. i know i want to be a doctor but i don’t like labeling it my true calling. it just feels weird. but it feels right so maybe it should be labeled as such?

  2. says

    Just over all? I think it’s to love without an agenda, with open arms.
    Job-wise? There’s a lot of things I’d like to do. At the top of the list? Getting paid to write:-).

  3. says

    You know what?? I’ve been picking up and putting that issue down for a few days now! I want to explore that topic so much but maybe being afraid to really know is preventing me from trying to find out? Whoa. No more today. Too much to do to go down this road. BUT – I will definitely make some time to read this issue and think more about these topics soon.

  4. says

    I’m looking forward to the review. I have Brooks Ravenna shoes and I love them. I’m curious about their other running shoes. Do you pronate at all?

  5. says

    I don’t know my true calling and I am not sure where to look for it. I like what my job is but I don’t love it. I don’t have a passion for it. I am good at it and I love recognition when I get it. I wonder why I am getting my MBA when I don’t even know what I want to do for the rest of my life. But I am on a path that feels right in my gut so I guess we will see where that takes me. If you find my calling, please send it my way. I would owe you big time.

    • says

      Oh my gosh, Debbie, what you wrote sounds so much like where my head was when I was finishing my MA (not too long ago). I’ll never forget graduation week–graduation was the biggest high. I felt so accomplished. And then, a day or two after, I hit a huge low. I went from feeling accomplished to directionless. Then, weird things that I never would’ve been able to plan for my own life started happening. And now I’m LOVING what I do. I may not forever, but I don’t know if that’s a big deal. Still trying to find my calling, too. Good luck to us!

      • says

        I am so happy to know I am not the only one. Seriously I was feeling like a dork writing my comment. Thank you for your reply and giving me hope that I will find my calling.

  6. says

    I’m in grad school and always wondering whether the field I’ve chosen is my “true calling”. I try to live by this quote since you can’t really go wrong with it:

    “And therein lies the best career advice I could possibly dispense: just DO things. Chase after the things that interest you and make you happy. Stop acting like you have a set path, because you don’t. No one does. You shouldn’t be trying to check off the boxes of life; they aren’t real and they were created by other people, not you.” – Charlie Hoehn

  7. says

    I am a loyal Brooks fan! I love them. I hope you like the ones you won. I’m hoping to wear my current pair out as I start half-marathon training. Then I can have a good excuse to buy new ones!

    I honestly feel that education is my calling. I’m still not sure if being a teacher is the right thing but it’s a step in the right direction. I feel happy everyday when I get home from “work.” I’ve never had that before so I love it!

  8. says

    Wow, my true calling? I think just being able to find purpose in your life and what you do is a calling in itself. I do believe that everything I do and everything I have is on purpose and with reason.

  9. says

    I used to be exclusively an Asics girl until I tried a pair of Mizunos after being fitted at the local running company. I have been so happy! The owner told me it’s important to find the best fit for your foot because they are always changing and brands change their designs too!

  10. Ella says

    I really hope my true calling in life is nursing. I’ve spent the last couple of nights awake until 4:30 AM memorizing functional groups and alkane nomenclature and other useless organic chemistry facts that my brains ready to burst and I’m crying over my flashcards..I’ve put my soul into this the past two and a half years and i have 4 more until I’m a nurse practitioner, that would really suck to find out I’m ment to be something else at the end of the road lol.

  11. griselda says

    hmmm….how do you decide what cereals you put in your breakfast bowl? i’m sorry i keep asking about it…im a little obsessed with your breakfast foods! :) i dont think i have a true calling…sadness!

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