Takeaways from Journaling

After more than 2 weeks away from journaling, I got back into it with a 4-page entry. I’m a HUGE fan of journaling. It helps me organize my ideas and work through things. I didn’t journal for more than 2 weeks because I was afraid to discover how I truly felt.

Takeaway #1:

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I keep myself busy and I have a lot of fun, but a lot of what I do has no end. It doesn’t mean to stop doing things that don’t align with my goals but to limit them because that happiness is a temporary fix and sometimes costly. 

I also end up expending a lot of energy and leave myself exhausted! Case in point: the days after coming home from Colorado were packed, including a 12+ hour day at school for back to school night!

I booked a cookie decorating class with a friend on Wednesday. It was a blast even though I got a headache from inhaling so much sugar! Worth it? YES! I love tapping into my creativity!

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I’m not a big Disney fan and I haven’t gone since 8th grade, but I like Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Jordan and I went on Saturday night and while it was busy, we met and chatted with a lot of friendly strangers. Worth it? YES.

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On Sunday, we headed to Temecula for my friend Lyndsay’s birthday. We started at my suggestion, Peltzer Winery.

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In addition to wine, they have sangria on Sundays!

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We discovered our new favorite, Avensole Winery. They had a great 4 person tasting deal for $30 on Groupon and we fell in love with the wine guys – Tony is from Asheville and Scott is a former history teacher!

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Worth it? Also YES! It’s always a blast hanging out with the crew and eating delicious food! Maybe I shouldn’t have had that extra glass or two of wine though… I only went on Sunday, giving myself most of Saturday to rest.

Takeaway #2:

This last trip to Colorado, I wanted to have clarity on a relationship. I was definitely hesitant though and I didn’t come out of with clarity. I admit I was blocking myself from it. But I decided on this instead – since I don’t know what I want, I’m going to see what the other person wants and roll with it until I figure out what it is I want.

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What I want is fall weather, pumpkin everything (protein pumpkin cheesecake mousse!), and leaf chasing! I’m working on my autumn bucket list already.

But I also want to sneak in one last summer manicure –

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