SO……I have several blogs that are currently “under construction”, so I figured I would take a break from those and post a quick “7 quick takes” about myself. I’ve been trying to think about some things I have not shared with you yet so….here goes….
I will admit that I am not much of a “selfie” person. Why? Because I often think that the problems with “selfies’ is that they show too little of who we really are. I actually don’t look like this picture everyday. Most days, my hair is thrown up in a bun until I get my workout in. I actually think this picture was taken on one of my “mom’s days out”…haha. However, since I started blogging, I realized that my readers would “connect” with me more if they could put a “face” to some of the blogs. So here I am. Nothing fancy….just a mom. A lady trying to live for the Lord; serve her husband; and focus on her family. As a mom, I know that I need to get “in” more pictures with my kids so they can see that we made memories together. The “selfie” seems to be a great way to get a picture “in the moment”. However….I am no Kardasian…haha.
My life is an open book. There are few things that I don’t share, but it took me a few years to get to that point. About two years ago, I began to realize that in some of my friendships, I was not being honest. I was harboring resentment over events, anger over discussions that I had ‘in my mind’ with others, and having to remember what I “said” when I was gossiping. If this is the path you are on, get out in front of it!!! It can ruin you. Change!!.Have a close conversation with those you love about your need to be honest. Embrace the opportunity to share your heart, your concerns, your hurts. It has been life-changing for me. I love strong friendships with women and feel that, as women, we need to be open and share our hearts with others.
I am the WORST Procrastinator. No joke…it took me about 6 hours to produce this blog. I made lunch….wrote a few words….washed the dishes…..wrote a few more words….watched TV…..and now I just need to finish this. I am often disappointed by the myriad of opportunities that I miss out on because of waiting until the last minute. I have been making great strides with this but it definitely affects my blogging. So join me in praying for strength in this area.
I have a love/hate relationship with exercise. I hate to work out…but I love how I feel when I’m doing it and after. I know…it’s crazy. I hate the sore muscles and fatigue…but I love the added energy and strength I feel. I am currently working with the 21 day fix videos from Beachbody but practically crying as I complete it. ..haha. I can easily talk myself out of doing one but thankfully my beachbody coach is a good friend who constantly “checks in” with me. Lord knows I would choose a good drink and an episode of Criminal Minds over my workout any dayThe way to my heart is food. Obviously, this makes #4 quite difficult. Whenever, I talk with people about trying to “eat better”….I always end up laughing. I just love food…and I love to have great conversation over delicious food. Thankfully, my husband shares my love for good food. When we made our trip to the NE this year, he strategically made sure he looked up all the best “cheeseburger”, “ice cream”, and “lobster rolls” in the area that we could find on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. In addition, when Sweat Pea turned 10, we took her to a Gordon Ramsey restaurant in New York and tasted this deliciousness (Beef Wellington) below.
I grew up in Maryland!! Born and raised on crabs and Old Bay. The hubs has promised to whisk me away to MD for a good ole’ Crab feast in September and my heart couldn’t be happier!!!! Just sit a bushell basket in front of me and then watch me work my magic.
I wish I was more organized. I am obsessed with blogs like http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/. I mean…just amazing. I WISH I actually could organize half my life the way that lady does….or afford to pay a team to do the work. I just sit and silently wish that I could have a Mary Poppins moment and everything would march into place.
Well folks….that’s all I got. Hopefully, this weekend refreshes your soul as you find time to “chase some time” with your family and friends.
God Bless, Tammi