Firstly, I’m having a blast of a time with the new camera that my future mother-in-law got me. Seriously, I don’t think that you will be hearing any horror stories from me, she’s awesome. I made sure to play with some filters, and took photos of brunch on Sunday morning with a friend.
The place was Coquette in North Hills, and in addition to some delicious french toast, they had bottomless mimosas for like $10. I’m not mad at it, plus I got to hang out with a friend who I’d not seen in a while 🙂 that is the literal best.
I totally stole this idea from Sara at Loving on the Run, but it got me thinking – what are the 5 most memorable moments in my life (thus far)? This one is tough, but I’ll do the best to get a few of the biggies together.
1. This is really dorky, but my senior prom was pretty awesome. I was a big reader in high school and in middle school, and I’d always read about proms and stuff, so I really built the magic up in my mind. Senior prom was sick awesome, and I think that was one of the most fun nights that I ever had in high school (and I’m 26 now). I honestly just remember that I didn’t stop dancing the entire time.
2. My entire experience at Elon University. I’ve talked nonstop about how much I fell in love at Elon, but I really learned so much there. I had incredible classes, incredible teachers, and incredible experiences there. Incredible incredible incredible.
3. Years and years ago, I dated someone, who, when I told him about my plan to become licensed in Zumba and teach classes, told me “You aren’t even athletic,” and made fun of me for wanting to try to teach. I think he apologized later, but it still hurts to think that someone that cared about you could say something like that. Years later, miles later, and plans later, sometimes when I’m feeling lazy, or when I’m feeling like I don’t want to work I think about this, and it pushes me through a rough time I AM athletic. I AM fit. I AM strong. What someone says shouldn’t determine how you live your life. And I’m so happy I went through with the licensing process, because it was the gateway to all the running I do now. And I feel like it changed my life.
4. Us. Our first date, our second date, the whole getting-to-know you phase, and us, all the way to our engagement.
We’ve been together for almost three-and-a half years, and the entire process has been fun. He started out as that guy I kinda was interested in, and he moved to being that guy that we would go on beer dates with each other, to this guy I went on a date with and now we’re getting married
and having 5 babies. Just kidding (kinda!).
5. Running my first half-marathon. My first half was the Hallowed Half in Wake Forest. There are not any pictures unfortunately because Austin was out of town at a funeral, and the entire time I ran, I just thought about Austin, how much I loved him, how I needed to get back home to him, and how bad my inner thighs were chafed at the time.
Okay, so I think I have a few more, so I might split this up into parts, but this is what I got for my 5 most memorable (thus far). I have some more, but we will get more into those at a later time. Give me one of your favorite memories!