We are almost 3 weeks into the New Year! How time flies. I am happy to say that so far I have stuck to my New Year’s resolutions, but I did go back to one. I was supposed to give up dairy. I’m sorry; soy milk and almond milk taste horrible in coffee. I love my morning cup of coffee. I actually go to bed and think about what flavor I will have in the morning. It was not the same without steaming frothing milk on top of it; so no giving up dairy for this chic. One thing I am happy to announce is that I have joined a gym and have been going regularly.
True story, the other day during a workout there were 3 guys standing by a machine that I wanted to use. The guys were young, probably college freshman or sophomores (if that) in decent shape, all around 6 feet tall and cute. After a beat I walked over, smiled and asked “Are you guys using this machine?” with a slight flirt to my voice, thinking that I am still 24 and hot. They all replied in unison, “NO MAM”. No MAM?!?!?! Are you kidding? I am not a mam! I didn’t say anything to them just smirked and said thanks. At first my ego was crushed then I began to laugh. I don’t think I am a mam. I am a Mom, and I am certainly done with the young boys so they can call me whatever they chose.
Speaking of time flying I recently read The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. This book, like all of his books, has a moral life lesson. This one was about enjoying the time you have in your life, no matter what the circumstances. This is something I have been trying to do for a long time. I am happy to say that I am achieving it, maybe not every day but most days. I am finally truly happy and content with my life. It is a good place to be. I hope I stay here for a long time, no matter how life plays out for me. The book is a light and easy read if you like Mitch Albom. This is my favorite quote from the book,
“A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane.”
I am thankful my heart is whole again and not nearly as heavy.