Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going

Wow, it’s been a while.

Six months – almost to the day – to be exact.  I fell off the blogging wagon, for many reasons: school ramped up, I was running a lot more, and my free time usually ended up being used for eating or sleeping.  The life of a college student, right?  Sadly, that meant that Muffins here got put on the backburner, which I truly regret.  I forgot how much I love writing, and I wish I had made more of an effort to fit blogging into my schedule.

So what have I been up to for the last half a year?  Well…a lot.  To name just a few things I did…

– I survived my first semester of Organic Chemistry.

– I explored and discovered new things in D.C.

– I hung out with school friends and friends from home.

– I spent a lot of time with my mom, because she’s awesome.  (Love you, Mom!)

– I released my inner music nerd, and (not-so-secretly) loved it.

– I reconnected with my faith, on a level that I haven’t allowed myself to be on for a long time.

– I spent quiet mornings on the waterfront, just soaking up the beauty of life.

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– I laughed, and cried some too.

– I learned the healing power of long walks, and that yoga is good for the soul.

– I ran…a LOT.  Like, half marathon a lot.

IMG_0416IMG_0361– …I stopped running.

I’ll be writing a lot more about many of these things in the coming weeks, but that is just a quick snapshot of my life since September.  I’ve had a lot of fun, made a lot of memories, and also made some pretty big decisions.  I ran a half marathon and was on top of the world, and more recently, I made the decision to stop running for a while.  I feel like where I am, at this moment in my life, is a critical place for me with so much potential.  Which begs the question…

Where do I go from here?

Long story short, I don’t really know.  My biggest goal is to make more time for myself, and to find the self-confidence and self-love that I seem to have lost somewhere along the way in these past six months.  There may not be a lot of running talk on here for a while, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of good talk.  (And food.  Always food!)

I hope you guys will stick around and enjoy whatever adventures I get myself into!  And Muffins is officially back; I have lots of exciting things in store – changes, upgrades, you name it – for this little blog over the next few months.

Thanks for reading, everyone. 🙂

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I Ate Lots of Good Food and Can’t Prove Any of It

So…this is awkward.  I keep eating tons of great food and this is all that I have to show for it:

(Pumpkin waffles, in their pre-waffled state.)

(Pumpkin waffles, in their pre-waffled state.)

ONE PICTURE.  One!  How did this happen?  Since I got home from school, I baked banana bread, made tons of eggs on toast, pumpkin waffles, tacos, tostadas, french toast…oh, and I can’t forget the times I’ve eaten out.  There was barbecue chicken, breakfast sandwiches, and my favorite (which happened today), coconut-quinoa pancakes!

***Fun fact: those pancakes also had blueberries and walnuts in them and were topped with GRILLED BANANAS.  With strawberries on the side.  It was a fruit lover’s dream.

So needless to say, I have a habit of eating my food before I have the chance to take a picture of it…usually because my hunger status is “I need to EAT ALL THE THINGS” so photographing is low-priority. 😀

My goal for the next few weeks: take more pictures!  And I’m not talking solely about food – just in general.  I love reading other blogs and seeing pictures of what other bloggers are up to, and there is so much that I talk about on here that you guys never get to actually see!  So that is going to change. 🙂

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far.  Have an awesome Wednesday!