December 30, 2010

thank you, thank you, thank you
seriously. i was a little nervous after hitting ‘publish’ yesterday — surely someone would call me out on how bratty i was being; after all, it really has been a wonderful year on many fronts and i truly am blessed in so many ways.

but you didn’t, and for that i thank you. i think i just needed a day to wallow, and that i’ll need some time to adjust to some of the changes in my lifestyle. i took each comment and piece of advice to heart. ie: i will call the salon about my hair. i will focus on sticking to the changes in activity. i will remember how lucky i am. and i will go to lululemon and buy a whole yoga wardrobe.

yes, i need $98 yoga pants to feel better!
(okay, not really. but i liked the idea!)

(and the skirt, for those of you who inquired, is this one.)

(oh, and wearing a fun outfit to work did help my mood . . . a little.)

resolution #5: give back
a few weeks ago, i mentioned that one of my goals for december was to find some kind of service work to get involved in.

i wanted to find something that reflects my interests, so i began looking for options that focused on child health. as much as i’d love to coach for girls on the run again (i did it during the fourth year of medical school during some super-flexible rotations!), my schedule doesn’t allow for that right now. however, i recently found out about a project that some of the general pediatricians are starting that involves teaming up with grocery stores to help improve what parents are bringing home from the supermarket. the focus will be in lower-income areas where finding fresh fruits and vegetables for a reasonable price can be very challenging.

while i don’t have details yet on what i will actually be DOING, i will be going to an organizational meeting on 1/5 so that hopefully i can find out!

resolution #5, micro style:

measurable ➜ i would like to actively participate in at least one service project this year.

inspirational ➜ i would like to give back to the community and advocate for causes i feel passionate about!

concrete ➜ i will attend the intro meeting on 1/5 and create a plan for my schedule and subsequent involvement in the program.

realistic ➜ i think that participation in this project is a choice that fits my priorities and lifestyle.

obtainable ➜ beginning with just one project — and being careful not to cram my schedule with too many commitments at once — will help to make this goal as obtainable as possible.

of course, for accountability’s sake, i will keep all of you in the loop of what we’re doing. one thing i may suggest is that a blog or website should be started to describe and publicize the project . . . and i may be able to help out a bit with that 🙂

off to work
the bad news is i have no desire to work today whatsoever.

but the good news is that honestly, that is an unusual sentiment for me. i’m glad i like my job enough for the less-enjoyable times to be an anomaly!



workout: nada. i was ‘supposed’ to lift weights, but i am going to combine that with my little 3 mile run this AM.

tobacco road: josh is off for 4 days starting to today, so in honor of his freedom and the duke basketball game, we had a mini-celebratory dinner last night at tobacco road in durham. they claim to be ‘the anti-sports bar’, but i’m not sure i get it. the food may be a notch better than what you’d expect from, say, carolina ale house . . .but it still felt like a sports bar to me!

i had a triangle seasonal. um, i am assuming that alcohol in moderation (as in 1 drink and no more than every few days) is okay during the pre-ovulation days? no one has ever told me otherwise . . . and i hope they don’t!

i had been reading the new rules of lifting before we headed out, and i credit them for an overwhelming desire for protein, and lots of it.

cobb salad with avocados, tomatoes, bleu cheese, chicken, eggs, and bacon + balsamic vinaigrette
i also had a bunch of josh’s sweet potato fries:

carolina burger + side of the aforementioned fries + seasoned green beans
sports bar or not, i would go back again.


  • Reply caribbean princess March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I love your MICRO resolutions and will feature it tomorrow as it is so clever! Like SMART objectives 🙂
    Glad you are feeling a little better and enjoy your day today!
    I look forward to hearing more of the service work project.

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I&#39ve been reading your blog for a few weeks now, and I love the way you break up your goals into MICRO goals.

  • Reply Astrid March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Sarah, I just read the last post and you have nothing to be ashamed of. We all get in bad moods. I have been in a little funk lately, too. Basically because I am nervous about moving and starting a kind of new life. I am not happy here, but it feels so safe to just stay and do the same things over and over.
    I got a pair of LuLu pants for Christmas, the same ones that are in the picture, but different color. They are so worth it. Competely worth it!

  • Reply Kristina March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Like Astrid, I just read the last post, and I totally agree. For me, being able to identify WHY I&#39m in a funk can help because then I can at least try to address one or two issues or just let myself feel upset, frustrated, angry…
    I just f-ed my knee (after ACL surgery last year), and I had a good cry yesterday, feeling quite sorry for myself. I&#39m now feeling a little less woeful, so maybe the cry helped?
    Hope the end of the week ends on a positive note for you.

  • Reply Aimee March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Sometimes you gotta let it out– I have been venting all week about the overwhelming pressure of being in charge at work and I think people are getting tired of hearing it! Unfortunately for them, it&#39s only when I get tired of hearing it myself that I actually stop. It&#39s nice to have friends who will listen for as long as it takes– and you seem to have a lot of those. Much love <3

  • Reply Lu March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I&#39m glad you&#39re feeling a little bit better today. I think a lot of us get in a funk around the holidays. It&#39s good to vent. I want to know more about this MICRO thing. It seems like something I would love. I do love lists!

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Um…I need those pants too. 🙂

    Glad you&#39re having a better day! Don&#39t feel bad about venting – everyone feels crappy now and then!

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