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Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.

Hold the Phone. Megan Gets Serious.

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I mentioned last week that my favorite things to talk about are traveling, photography, cheesy quotes, sports, running and music. And I decided to blog about this every Friday. The name of this tradition is still to be determined. But here we go.

Travel: I’m off to Clearwater Beach in 6 days for Gretchen’s bachelorette party with a few of my best friends on the planet. I’ve been planning this shindig for months and I’m so excited that it’s finally here! I just hope Gretchen still loves me after this trip 😉

Which brings me to photography. A lovely picture of Clearwater Beach. Clearwater Beach

Cheesy Quotes: I have an endless list of fabulous quotes so it’s is always difficult to pick just ONE. Beautiful Things

So why did I choose this quote? I’ll get serious for a minute because Megan + Seriousness is rare.

I’ve had a difficult last few months. Not difficult in a sense that I have a drug addiction, lost a loved one or had a Kevin Ware injury. Just more difficult that usual. Let me start by saying I’m an incredibly happy and optimistic person. Anyone who knows me would agree. But the last few months I’ve been confused about life, what I’m doing with it and where I’m going. It just constantly seems like a piece of the puzzle is missing and I’m trying to fill it with temporary fun.

But apparently this is what growing up is. This is what your 20s is about. It’s the time of your life where you find out who you truly are. Or so I’ve been told. I thought that was what college was for? Ugh, those 4 years just didn’t prepare me for life at all.

Well this is what I’ve learned about your 20s: it doesn’t turn out the way you’ve always pictured it. You go to work, have what seems like 30 minutes to yourself, sleep, repeat. You’re not making millions and you get hangovers that last 3x as long as they did at age 21. BUT …

Were the mountains made of rainbow sherbet and the clouds cotton candy until you became an adult? Absolutely not. Life’s been posing questions forever, we just had parents, teachers, adults to give us the right answer or guidance, and now it’s your call.

I am beginning to agree with the above. I do believe I’m finding out who I am. Slowly but surely, the clouds are fading and every once in awhile I get sight of what’s really important. And I’m learning how to be my own person. I’ve always been easy-going and I go with the flow. And more often than not, I put other’s thoughts, feelings, desires ahead of mine. I know that’s necessary from time to time but maybe not as often as I do. I’m happy to say that I’m finally “growing balls.” I’m learning to say “no” and speak my mind. I am happy to say that I’ve changed in the last year and I like the person I’m becoming.

So back to my chosen quote. I’ve come to one more huge realization: I am an incredibly fortunate person. I have a great family, amazing friends, good health and have the opportunity to travel and see/do things others cannot. I encourage you to take a step back for a moment and think of how lucky YOU are. It’s quite refreshing.

–End Serious Tangent–

Sports: During basketball season, I’m a diehard Badger. But the second the season is over, my heart and soul belong to the Hawkeyes. Well, that time of year has come. And it feels good to be back where I belong. Back with the big boys

Running: I got new kicks! I’m pumped because I get to nix the purple shoes (I’m not a fan of purple). But like you’re supposed to, I went with comfort over style. Here are the schnazzy new thangs:

Please forgive the cheesy picture.

Please forgive the cheesy picture.

Random Question: I found this website on Pinterest where you can (apparently) buy North Face at a crazy discount. I’m nervous to try it but I’m curious! Does anyone know if it’s legit?

Music: Do you remember The Boxer Rebellion? Man, I haven’t listened to their music in so long and came across them in a movie last weekend. Ah, what a wonderful, long-lost band. Enjoy. Happy weekend, friends.

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4 thoughts on “Hold the Phone. Megan Gets Serious.

  1. Oh Clearwater FL, how I don’t miss thee! Strip Club capital of the world or so I have been told, I have never been to one and never plan to…but I will say…Clearwater also has a TON of wing places (i.e. Hooters and its copycats) and don’t forget all the christmas stores…so strange.

    Anyway, as far as life goes…you nailed it…decisions by and for yourself…not always fun but always good to know you made it and are accountable for it. We have also had the discussion about being too nice and such and I totally get it. In regards to life being work, sleep and repeat, I still struggle with that but the fun mixed in definitely helps.

    As for the shoes…I think they look cool and welcome to club Saucony! Did you get fitted or did you just choose a shoe randomly?

    • Nooo are you saying Clearwater isn’t fun?? Well, we’ll make it fun..9 chicks. How can it not be, right? I’ve never been there so I was a blind mouse planning this thing.
      As for the life stuff–it’s what growing up is, right? But I plan to be Peter Pan a little while longer.
      Shoes–nope, I’ve gotten fitted the last few years. I love it but hate it. I no longer buy the “cutest” shoes, but I no longer have foot problems either! Picking and choosing my battles.

  2. I know that puzzled feeling, about life in general. It’s tough! I’m in my 30s and still wonder “What the heck am I doing?” I like that you realize though how fortunate you are to have all the good in your life that you do have.

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