Goal setting! Doesn’t that just sound so much nicer than a New Years Resolution?
This year I am setting 5 goals for myself , some short term and some more general goals. We are about to head on a ski-trip to Austria and I have not been snowboarding in over 8 years, so one of my short – term goals is to be able to successfully snowboard down the slopes without injuring myself.
Another more short term goal is to go on a backpacking trip with Steffen and Sophie! This is something that I am so excited for but also something that I know will really be challenging for me. We have our hopes set on getting permits for Havasupai this year (fingers crossed, the open up booking on Feb. 1st) but if that doesn’t work out we will likely do a trip to somewhere else in Arizona or Utah.
One of my more long-term goals is to physically get stronger and to practice more yoga. Those for me go hand in hand because if I can dedicate more time to my yoga practice, I will inevitably get stronger… NAMASTE!
And my last goal is to make more YouTube videos! I am finding so much joy in this new space. I have always watched loads of YouTube videos, so why not make some as well! We already have so many cool videos from past trips to look back on, I just love it and find it very rewarding. And if you are one of my viewers and have any type of video you would like to see from me, let me know!
When I found out I was going to have to have a C-Section, I began to scour the internet for peoples experiences. My baby was frank breech and I was too far along to turn her, so a c-section got scheduled and I had to find a way to cope with that.
Ans while I did find many amazing and positive C-Section stories, there are still some things that I did not hear talked about… like the guilt that some people (ME!) feel for not being able to birth a child the “natural” way.
So I made a video that I hope can help people who are in the same position that I was in – check it out below ❤
From my personal Facebook account
It seems most of you have heard the news that our beautiful Courtney has died of cancer.
Courtney was my best friend and like my little sister, but I always looked up to her. I think a lot of us did. She was so freaking smart, such a talented dancer, a born leader, funny and so kind. Always had a smile for everyone and people just wanted to be around her. She was annoyingly good at everything…except crafts. She sucked at crafts.
But you all should know how strong she was through it all… even when the pain was impossible; she still had a smile for me. And during these last days, her hospital room was filled non-stop by her closest friends and family.
I love her so very much and will forever remember her beautiful, smiling face.
Today was my best friends memorial service. Sitting there in a church full of friends, family and strangers; We laughed, we cried, we held each other tight… never will there ever be anyone like you my love.
This is the Birthday present I gave her on her 32nd Birthday less than 2 months ago. A sign with her favorite quote from the movie Hope Floats:
“Beginnings are scary, Endings are usually sad, but it’s whats in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.“
And while I find myself at this horrible new beginning- a life without you by my side, I sure as hell am glad I got to spend 17 years of my “middle” with you. #foreverandalways #tothemoonandback
Please forgive the intense awkwardness of this video, I am not used to being in front of the camera at all! check out that awesome voice crack when I start talking 😉
And technically Sophie is already 17 months as I am posting this because it took me forever to edit the video.