Hi everyone! Things have been all sorts of crazy around here lately. Last week was filled with interviews, frustration, stress, and the return of my shaky anxiety heart thing. In fact, I was such a mess that an interesting thing happened: I began noticing all the awesome little things that were happening each day. Think about it – when you’re constantly worried and sad, any moment where you don’t feel that way is an amazing moment! And since I’ve been noticing so many happy moments in each day, I thought I’d share them here:
I hadn’t run since last Sunday’s hill repeat session…but yesterday I ran a 9 miler at a strong, steady pace and finished feeling awesome. I remember my last 9 miler back in Philly in February and it was so much harder to make it through that one!
I still have a 10 miler between me and the Beat the Blerch Half Marathon…but I tried out a new long run route and I’m now looking forward to running even farther on it next week!
It rained last week…but we got the most insane double rainbow once it was over!
The only Starbucks in town is too far away to walk there on my break at work…but my favorite coffee place in town started serving PSLs on Wednesday AND the owner let me and one of my friends help her perfect her recipe and it’s seriously better than Starbucks!
I don’t technically have a job yet…but I did get one very informal offer for a position (they said to come back in October and we will finalize the details then) and I’ve also got a few other jobs that seem interested in me. If it weren’t for the fact that I can’t start work in Anchorage until we get back in October, I would have definitely had more job offers already!
On that note, my trip home is messing with my ability to get a job…but I’m so incredibly excited to see my family and friends again! Plus CHIPOTLE!!!!!
It gets dark at night now…which means that I get to stargaze at night and I get to watch the sun rise over the mountains on my walk to work.
And here’s the absolute best one:
I had a not-so-great experience at the Alaska Sea Life Center’s 5k Rescue Run a month ago…but it turns out that there was a raffle for 25,000 free miles for Alaska Airlines, AND I WON!!!!! It only makes sense to use them to fly to that race I’ve been hinting about! I’m meeting with them tomorrow to sort out the details!
So the moral of this story is that sometimes it takes some bad times to realize how awesome your life can be. I have less than 2 weeks left here, and I’m going to do my best to stop worrying so much about the future and start focusing on all the good times I’m having in Seward. I’m going to miss this place for sure!
What awesome little things happened to you this week? If you won airline miles, where would you fly?