End of The Week Happenings


It’s true you know. If you want something done. Or a change to be made. Just set a goal and do what it takes to reach that goal. But while you are working towards that goal, it’s also important to slow down and not try to do everything in your life all at once. That was my lesson this week. I am the kind of person who just keeps going until I can’t go any farther. Having bout with the flu didn’t slow me down enough. I should have seen the warning signs. But I didn’t. When Buckaroo had an assignment due and the printer was out of ink, as horrible as I was feeling, a trip to Staples for ink it was. And as I was figuring out what ink I needed, I realized I was wearing my yoga pants inside out. So awkward. If there was a flashing neon sign that described what I should be doing at that moment it would have said “GO TO BED”.  But I didn’t go to bed. No. Inside out yoga pants and all I decided to take care of a few other errands while I was out. And then I went to bed. Apparently the universe was not very pleased with my idea of slowing down.  So the next day, a migraine took care of slowing me down to a complete stop and made me go to bed. And I missed almost two days worth what I needed to be doing.

Heart Rock

But let’s be honest. The past few weeks I have been going nonstop. Organizing my scrapbook/quilting stuff. Getting the s*** beat outta me with running.  And more.  So, I suppose losing a couple of day of what I should have been doing,  was actually exactly what I needed. Today despite a migraine hangover and a little residual achiness, I am feeling rested.  And taking deep breathes trying not to allow myself get overwhelmed with how much I need to do for school and at home. 

Dried Leaf Heart

I tested for my local police department this week. Fever and all. That was interesting to say the least. But I got through the test and actually feel pretty confident I did fairly well. I have another test for the same department this upcoming week. But that isn’t the best news I heard this week. No. Remember the job I applied for back in May that I really, really want? The job that pays more than a police officer and allows me to directly help people in crisis? The perfect job for me. The one I was being reevaluated for about a month and a half ago? Well I found out this week my application was referred to the hiring department. While it doesn’t guarantee I will get called in for an interview, I have one hellva chance! I cried when I heard the news. I genuinely have not wanted something career wise so f-ing bad since my acceptance into law enforcement training. I believe this job is meant for me as much as I believe my hearts in nature are leading me to the things I see in my dreams. If this job isn’t perfectly suited and meant to for me. Then everything I believe to be true about me and “my calling” will be a sham. And that scares the hell out of me. So please, please send positive vibes my way.

Heart Rock

I have been thinking a ton about trying to figure out a way to start sharing the hearts some of you have sent me. But I feel a little stuck since I like my big idea better than any of my perfectionist self smaller ideas I have come up with. So I am asking another little something more from each and every one of you pretty awesome people. Along with continuing to send me a heart you have found, I am asking you to please share an idea of how you think I could start sharing the hearts I already have. Maybe not having my perfectionist self not involved will help.

Red Heart

Well, I am going to start tackling my to-do list and work on catching up on my assignments. As of now I am thinking I had better wait one more day to go for a run. But I know me and I need to get out there and at least take a walk later. Also I am going to dinner with friends this evening. It sure will be nice to get some girl time in! Meanwhile I look forward to seeing what you pretty awesome people have been up too.  Oh and WordPress people? I would like to see all the blogs I follow in my reader. Not just the ones you people think should be there. So focus WordPress people, think Instagram for the iPhone app and switch things back in my reader. Got it?!

Heart Rock!

How what your week?

Any special plans or races this weekend?

Have you found a heart yet?

Any small ideas on how I can share your heart you have already sent me?

Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!


29 thoughts on “End of The Week Happenings

  1. It would seem that the best way to get our respective attentions and remind us to take care of ourselves is either illness or an injury, and I hope that we both have learned our lessons and can take better care of ourselves on every level. So sorry that you were sick, and I am so glad that you are well again. I also am thrilled that your dream job is becoming a reality, because I truly believe it is!!! I am sending a flood of positive vibes your way, and I cannot wait to hear the great news that your interview has been scheduled and then that you aced it. You are the BOSS indeed! Now, I am heading out for a trail run:)


    • It’s interesting I was thinking that on my walk/run earlier. I’ve been listening to Brene Brown’s Vulnerability book and she talks about that, reminded me so much of myself! I definitely got it from my parents as well.

      Thank you so much! It’s a little scary/exciting etc how much I believe in it too, it would make so many things make total sense in the “okay that is why I needed to go through that and that’s why that happened” on so many levels!

      I hope you had a great run! 🙂


      • I am in the middle of reading Brene Brown’s “Daring Greatly”, and it has left me in tears more than once. I never thought of my ability to be vulnerable as a strength, so, it is mind blowing to think that it is not a deficit.

        Listen to your intuition, and continue to follow your heart. They both are leading you to your dreams.

        My trail run was sublime and much needed!


      • Yes! I already bought it and will start as soon as I am done. She is such an amazing wise woman! I am constantly mind blown with her research and how she applies it. I have also been moved to tears as she helped me understand more about a person who hasn’t been very kind. Which in turn solidifies it really was/isn’t about me and allowed me to let go even more.

        Great to hear! Mine was a little challenging but I also realized the more I feel pushed to give up, the deeper I dig my heels in and refuse to give in to the pressures. Giving up is just not an option for me. 🙂


      • Her work also has helped me to make sense of someone close to me who does not allow himself to be vulnerable, in addition to understanding myself better. You are anything but a quitter, and I am proud of you for pushing through the challenge!


      • Yeah she sure is an amazingly wise woman and it doesn’t feel likes it’s a “self help” approach, but is/has been so helpful to me! And I am not surprised we both have enjoyed/benefitted from her work, it’s just another way that shows our connection miles apart. 🙂


  2. Positive vibe-o-meter pointed in your direction and in full operating mode. Good luck.

    As for the hearts, I don’t have any ideas. The only one I came up with was to ask the people who sent you hearts to write something for your blog about what it meant to them when they took the picture.


    • Thank you so much, it’s a little scary how much I believe in it. I am not expecting a call soon as I definitely have learned the county takes things very slow! 😉

      I thought about that and a lot have said a little something about them, but I’m not sure it’s enough. I would like to come up with something soon though! 🙂


  3. Great news on the job progress!!! Fingers crossed it all keeps heading in the right direction. I thought of you when running the other day as there was a heart shape in the concrete. I couldn’t bring myself to stop mid run so I’ll have to go back for it. 🙂


  4. Wow! Good luck with the results of your exam. I hope you get the job you want that’s very exciting. I’m going to look for hearts.


  5. oh wow! GOOD LUCK!!!! 🙂
    Thanks for the tip about the book, too (Brene Brown’s “Daring Greatly”). . . I love stuff like this! I’m going to brave a little run today. I’m not where I need to be training, but at least I can try?


  6. Sending you lots of happy thoughts and crossed fingers! Your comments on keeping going, even when you know you just need to sit down for 5 minutes, really resonates with me. It seems we have lists and lists and lists of things to do and those lists get longer all the time!


  7. ooooh so many positive vibes coming your way – I will continue until you get the job! 🙂
    I am in a similar place right now I interviewed for a job last week have heard nothing so guessing I didn’t get the job (quite rude i think) but I have an application in for a dream job it’s basically helping to run the running team for a childrens cancer charity it would basically be my dream job and I am praying the reason I didn’t get the previous job is because I was meant to get this one 🙂


  8. I hope you’re feeling better by now! I am sending positive vibes your way and hope you get the job you desire! I didn’t know you were in law enforcement…somehow I missed that! Anyway…I guess I just feel safer knowing that 🙂 good luck!


    • Thank you so much, I am anxiously waiting for any news, but also know they tend to be very slow with things. 😉 I am feeling much better. I have my PD test today, I am looking forward to when its done, I have major text anxiety! 🙂


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