We started out the day with a little Mother/Son run.
Well, I was running and Cannon was on his bike. I am getting so spoiled not having to get up super early to get my run in plus I have the best company! When I start running longer I will have to do loops or just make Cannon ride super long with me.
Cannon really liked biking through the tunnel.
He really is my little ray of sunshine and makes everything more fun.
I enjoyed my post run coffee in this giant mug (Hobby Lobby from last year).
Then we were off to drop off our ballots and Emmy at school. It’s interesting explaining voting to kids, I think Cannon is really getting it this year. I hope you made your voice heard today too.
I got this platter delivered and already started using it, love it!
I tried the Gingerbread creamer, I give it a 7/10. It’s a nice change up but I don’t want it all the time.
Been dreaming of having this morning view again, can’t wait! We do a live tree so we wait until after Thanksgiving.
Also been doing some Christmas trip planning…this is a dream (for me) trip and will likely be highly edited. We’ll see what we actually end up doing. Last year’s Christmas Cactus trip was epic.
While I was running the other day I was listening to a podcast where Callie said that she went after things that scared her. And while I have heard that sentiment before it really resinated with me. I remember saying I would never do a full Ironman because the distance terrified me and I thought people like me didn’t do things like Ironman races. But when I challenged myself and actually completed one, nothing felt like that accomplishment.
So now when I am asking my kids to challenge themselves, to try new things and push out of their comfort zones, I ask myself if I am doing the same. So this year I am committed to pushing myself to do something I have never done before, something that feels impossible, and scary like something other people (not me) do. I want to show my kids that I will get in the trenches with them, that I will do scary things too. I want to show them that hard isn’t bad and that we are a team helping each other reach our dreams.
So that little thing that you tell yourself you can’t do, that’s too hard, that other people do. But you secretly wish that you could do….. I hope you do it, because I believe you can and it will be so worth it when you do.
Do you have anything that you say you never could do but wish you could?