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So for new years I made a few new years resolutions. A few of them that are for my adventures and a few for myself and my body. One of them is to run 6 or more miles once or twice a month. This way I keep up the cardio and so I can also give myself some extra time outside. When I am home I have a tendency to not leave the house and to just keep myself inside most of the day so fore me I have had to make some changes in the way I manage myself and my daily life. Really a lot of it has to do with saving money and with planning what I want to do when I go out of town. 

Its unhealthy for me to be inside all day but most of the time I cant help it. It has become part of me and its really frustrating when you are trying to break a really bad habit and yes I consider this a habit. For me it really has come to making a list of things I need to do and constantly reminding myself that I have to do it. That I have to get up a move. 

By making these resolutions and making them small enough that I can manage them has made a difference and were only ten days in 2018. I can already see the difference in myself and I feel better after I do a new exercise or when I take time for myself. One of my other resolutions is to take ten to twenty minutes to myself everyday. I can stretch, do some kind of exercise, or just meditate. Any of those help me and I can see my body becoming healthier. Everyday I have been doing a exercise and really focusing on loving myself. 

Sometimes to break habits you have to be consistent and so far it is working. 

What are some of your resolutions and are you keeping up with them so far? 

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2018-01-11 07:00 by Sarah Denninger
in Life Stories , 26 references

There is a first for everything. Just yesterday I had an experience that pushed myself to be very direct and of course in this situation it called for being very straight forward with what I had to say. 

SO of course I am doing my usual business and going through my day activities. I’m writing, editing, drinking coffee, advertising on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and on my blog. In the middle of all this there is someone who is messaging me on my Facebook page. Someone that has never posted a picture of himself and someone I hardly talk to. So of course he messages me and we start having a normal conversation. In the middle of writing on my blog he messages me this message 

"jw but are you single?"

I sat there for a full two minutes wondering how to respond to that. I honestly wasnt sure what anyone would just suddenly ask that and I honestly was feeling very conflicted about it. Ive been asked the question before but not so quickly in a conversation and not when I am trying to focus on myself, plus I dont know this guy and I will only date someone who pushes my buttons in just the right way. 

So I respond to him 

"Why would you ask that?" 

Now of course I know the answer to this question but I wanted him to tell me. 

"Well I’m looking for a stable relationship and on FB it says your single soooo"

Ya'll I nearly chocked on my espresso. Like excuse me but no. What gives you any thought that you have a chance with me when 1)I hardly know you and 2) you’re going off of facebook and my relationship status and 3) I even saw that you just got out of a relationship by stalking your own facebook so of course this is a rebound relationship your looking for so obviously hell no. 

I reply to him: "lol no thanks. I’m not looking for a relationship"

He replies: "What are you looking for?" 

I reply: "It shouldn’t matter what I am looking for, im just not interested. Go ask someone else that is single or get a dating app. I appreciate the thought In any case I hope you have a good day" 

I’m not a mean person and I do mean that I appreciate the thought but I have a lot to juggle and you just aren’t someone that pushes my buttons. Sorry not sorry man. 



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I have a hard time with being bored and sitting still. I already know this and have for years but it really hit me when I was at work from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. I had to get up super early, drink half an espresso, a full cup of coffee, get ready and drive to work before the sun was up. By the time I got in the store I was wondering if it would be rude to just fall asleep in my car and not walk in. I was pretty tired and I knew that the day was going to be long and full of boring events. So of course I did my best and got into work. I had to be in early because of inventory and just like every other inventory I have done it was long and the numbers were building on top of each other. I had to count everything on the floor of the store and highlight all the price tags. By doing that it took twice as long and by the time 10 a.m rolled around I was only 3/4th of the way done with my list. 

So I took my break, went to Panera and got some breakfast and of course another cup of coffee. I felt exhausted and I still had to work from 11-5. I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do to pass the time. 

Once I had my hour break I came back and got a set of instructions from my manager. I was to finish the counting stuff on the floor and from there count the boxes, and papers in the back stock. My brain was hurting and I could feel myself dragging but I somehow managed to do all of that and pass the time. Once 4 p.m rolled around I knew that I was ready to pass out so I canceled on dinner with my dad and decided that once I got off I was going to go home, eat some leftovers and then pass out early. Inventory always drags me down and I have done plenty to know how I feel once it’s over. Of course once 5 rolls around I ended up getting into drilling myself on the ice cream flavors and what they had in them and one of the managers that was closing suddenly came in the store and heard me. 

Let’s just say when I left the store I was slightly embarrassed and I felt like I could sleep for two days.

I just hope I don’t have to inventory again for a long time. 


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2018-01-09 12:14 by Sarah Denninger
in Artwork , 190 references

Hey you guys! So we are doing something a little different today. I am going to post one art piece here that is for sale and it is first come first serve. I hope you guys will take a look and if your interested I hope you will reach out and contact me. I hope someone will give this piece a wonderful home as I am trying to say goodbye to some pieces to open up space in my gallery. 

This piece is called Captured and all details on cost, size, and material can be found out by emailing this address: 

I hope you guys will take a look and really consider buying this piece. Thank you all so much for your support and I cant wait to see what happens. Thank you all so much!

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It’s been really cold her in the Panhandle. By cold I mean in the 20's and 30's kind of cold. WE even have warnings out that we have a "hard freeze warning" and were even warned on New Years eve that the roads may be slick from the rain freezing over. I can say that we were not pleased by that news. AS Floridians we expect crazy weather but we don’t expect it to drop below 50....ever. Yet here we are, wearing our "heavy jackets" and our beanies to keep us warm and comfy as we go on through our daily lives. 

Honestly though I love it. The cold weather has presented an opportunity that I didn’t have before. See I love to run in really cold weather. It helps my lungs, keeps me at a good temperature, and makes the run more enjoyable. Normally the humidity kills me and somewhere along my route I have to really slow down so that I don’t overdo it and end up passing out. Other times it makes it hard to breathe and after the first mile you are a puddle of sweat. In the cold I start a constant temperature and I can breathe a lot easier. I always feel like I can run for miles and miles and never stop. 

I know that the weather is supposed to warm up in the next few days and I will be very sad when that happens. The cold doesn’t bother me as it does others and I am glad that I stuck to my schedule and did the runs I needed to do to start the New Year right. I feel refreshed and I feel like I am breaking that wall that was holding me back before. Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated but the cold has relit that motivation again. 

All it takes is something small to keep you moving. 


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