Somewhere in Kentucky

by Julie on June 29, 2012

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Hello from my iPhone!

I love mobile blogging because it always feels like I’m typing a personal email to close friends.

I am somewhere in Kentucky and about 70 pages into Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. The book had me hooked by page 20. Good ole’ Sparks really knows how to hook a girl in and make her swoon.

Despite what I’m sure you have heard about the tropical storm (Debby Downer), Todd and I had a really good time in Florida.

What I love about vacations is the ability to get away from it all. It’s an opportunity to disconnect and reflect on life.

As our plane took off, I made a vow with myself to truly take a vacation and live in the moment. For example, I did not check my work email and tried to not take as many pictures as I normally do. Don’t get me wrong, I took plenty pictures but not as much as a typical blogger would. Instead, I tried to live in the moment as much as possible. (With a few fun tweets every once in awhile…).

Living in the moment is something I always struggle with. I am always thinking about what is next or comparing myself to other people. You know, the whole “keeping up with the Jones’” kind of thing. Instead, I need to pat myself on the back for how far I’ve come, and acknowledge struggles without dwelling on them. I need to change my perspective on some things in my life that I always view as negative.

I’ll touch on this next week, but thinking about where I was last year compared to now is mind-boggling. It’s hard to acknowledge that and give myself a little bit of credit.

Besides, once I clear my head and put in a dash of positivity, I do crazy and fun things like try oysters for the first time. (Oh yes I did! I ate four of them).

This post wasn’t intended to be so reflective. I guess that’s what happens when I’m in the car next to a cute boy… somewhere in Kentucky.

I’ll be back in Ohio tomorrow. See you then!

Julie

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Alicia at Poise in Parma June 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

Love the mobile blogging. Love that neon nail polish.
Good for you for disconnecting as much as you can while away. Living in the moment is so much easier said than done…
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ClassyFabSarah June 30, 2012 at 9:32 am

Love your cute mani!! Glad you had some time to disconnect and reconnect on this trip – I’m jealous!
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Brittany @ LessBritt MoreLife June 30, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Yay for living life and enjoying every moment! It’s pretty awesome! And I loveeeee Nicholas Sparks books are so good! I need to read Safe Haven :)

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