21 In Life

One of Those Weeks

Well hey friends! Don’t mind me while I fall off the planet and completely abandon the blog for 3 days! Yikes! Life caught up to me, and this week has been crazy. This won’t be a very long post, because I’m squeezing it in before work. But, I wanted to catch you up on what’s been going on over on my side of the world.

First, I wanted to share this with you, because it brightened my day.

A Day In The Life Of a Teenage Girl In The Early 2000’s.

If that doesn’t make you “lawl”, you obviously weren’t as cool as I was.

Last night we had some friends of ours over for a little “barter” night. Adam has been having this weird knee pain, and our friend Jessica is a PT. So, we cleverly offered to make she and her husband dinner in exchange for an impromtu knee exam in our living room. Ha. What a deal. For dinner, since we’re on an even tighter budget this pay period from paying off one of our loans in full recently (whoop whoop!), we made turkey and cheese sandwiches on Hawaiian King Rolls, with a side of fresh strawberries and blueberries. Easy, cheap, light, and delicious. I rememberd my M.O.H. made something like this for my lingerie shower and I remembered how amaing they were, so when Adam suggested just making little sandwiches, I told him about this recipe. I was a bad blogger and didn’t take any pictures, but just take a look at this mouth watering picture and you can imagine what they looked like. He added a light layer of mustard, and toasted them in the oven just long enough for the cheese to melt. And to get more bang for our buck, we left the tops off, thus doubleing the “recipe.” Is making sandwiches even considered a recipe? Most definitely.


The extent of my workouts this week have been walking the dog. I’m always so good about squeezing in a run, but lately I feel like my head has been in 1,000 difference places at once and it’s been all I can do to just to get the dog outside for a 1-2 mile stroll. Ever have weeks like that? I’m counting down the hours until this one is over. Boo.

I think my main problem right now is feeling like I’m not happy in what I’m doing, and at the same time I know the steps I need to take in order to do what will make me happy, but things like time and money are always the hangups. I know that sounds vague, and like every other person in the world isn’t already thinking that, but I promise there really is more to it I just don’t want to post the “deets yo.”

The long and short of it is this: up until about a week ago I thought I had come to peace with a decision, and was going to go for it, then, a major wrench was thrown in my plans, a wrench that I’m grateful for but don’t really don’t want, and now I’m not sure what to do or where to go from here. Well, I know what my heart wants to do, but logically it might not be the BEST idea right now. Hmmph. Being a grown up can be tough.

Especially when it comes down to your career.

Any words of advice for following your heart versus being realisitc are welcomed. My mom always says that life is too short to be miserable, and I have too many things to offer that I shouldn’t let those things go to waste. But, bills must be paid.

Too vague? Maybe. Catch my drift? Hope so.

I really am struggeling alot lately with the whole concept of being CONTENT. I am so, so blessed, and sometimes I feel like I should slap myself silly for even thinking certain thoughts. Why do those thoughts even enter my mind??

I always try to remind myself that Paul learned the same lesson, and went through a much greater trial. Who am I to even THINK about not being content with my life?

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” – Philippians 4:11-12

Alright friends, over and out. I’m off to demolish the Diet Coke supply.

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    Marissa @ Barefoot Colorado
    July 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I seriously LOLed at the ‘a day in the life’ article! Seriously so true!
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    July 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Oh, my goodness! Friends of ours make similar sandwiches with ham and cheese, and they are sooooo good. I should put them together one of these days. They go quick.

    I hope Adam’s knee is feeling better.

    Contentment is a wonderful thing. I think it’s important to have goals and things to strive for, but we also need to look around and realize that if we don’t enjoy the things we have (health, relationships, family, friends, etc), we’re missing out by always reaching for the next thing.

    Have a great day!
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    Anna @AnnaTheApple
    July 25, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Sorry to hear you’re in a bit of a confusing time with what you want to do. I’ve felt that way so many times with my career…always second guessing what I’m doing and wondering where I’ll end up. I also live in constant fear that I’ll be ‘found out’ by my work and they’ll think I can’t do it. But it’s just me panicking and not having self-confidence in what I’m doing.
    I hope things turn out OK for you!
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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    July 25, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I hope you’re able to figure out a path that makes you happy! I can say I made the mistake of quitting a job one time before I had another one lined up and it made for a really rough few months! Backup plans are always good to have. Don’t give up chasing your dreams, though!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Kelly- Yikes!! Yea, I don’t think I’m brave enough to make that leap, but the same thoughts keep coming back and coming back into my head, so it’s hard to be practical!

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    July 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    so as it turns out, i can read minds 🙂 or at least in this case. or at least because i am going through the EXACT SAME THING at the moment, and so that type of vague speaks all too clearly to me. what does one do when doing what will make you happy doesnt pay any bills for a completely unknown period of time??? thats the source of my anxiety lately. so, i feel ya.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Charlotte- I’m so glad you’re a mind reader and understand!! It really is such a struggle!!

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    July 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I’m praying for you guidance and wisdom on your road to chosing what YOU want to do with your career/life. If push comes to shove, I would 100% support you being a full time blogger. (Even though I know that’s hard!) I feel your struggle. Happiness is always great, but so is money! Sending happy thoughts your way! You can do it! 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Katherine- Haha well thank you. Who knows if that would ever be possible, maybe one day 🙂

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    July 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I really LOVE Jenn’s advice about contentment. It’s so important to dream big, but the reality is that very few people have ‘dream’ jobs that are exactly what they want to do all the time while still paying the bills.

    Even if we don’t have that perfect dream job, we can still be very happy. There is so much joy to be found just by being grateful for all of the wonderful things we DO have, like loving, supportive family and friends, our health, and the ability to go from one day to the next without having to choose between a meal on the table or paying our utility bill.

    If your current job is really making you miserable, you should definitely look for something else. Maybe your next job still won’t be your ideal dream job, but it might be a step in the right direction.

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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Nicole- Definitely…we really are BLESSED. And who knows what the future holds, but I’m keeping my options open.

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    Michelle @ Nice Lil Saturday
    July 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    You are not alone sister! I think every one of us goes through a sort of transition/not content being content phase in our lives; I just went through it earlier this year! Just be sure to surround yourself with good people who will support you no matter what and make any sacrifices that you may need to in order to chase your dreams; remember, life is short!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Michelle- Good thoughts, girl 🙂 thanks for your comment!

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    July 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Congrats on paying off the loan! I feel this way often. I think it’s worse now that we have the internet and all this living the dream stuff. Sometimes the smart thing is to do a combination of things that will get the bills paid but have an outlet outside of that that helps you be fulfilled and content. The other thing is to focus on what you have as opposed to have not. It’s rough. I know. 😉

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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Carli- Good advice! I really do need to remember to stay focused on what I have!

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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    July 25, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    You are seriously in my head today.

    I struggle with being content a lot. Once I get something/accomplish somethign/whatever, I have a hard time enjoying it, I’m constantly looking ahead to what’s next. I get really frustrated with myself and often have to really reign myself in and remind myself to live in the moment, enjoy what I do have and stop worrying about what I don’t have because at the end of the day, I really am a very lucky girl and I am so very blessed. It’s hard.

    Congratulations on paying off the loan — our son starts kindergarten in a few weeks so we’ll be down a daycare payment every week and I can’t wait to get some stuff paid off!!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Kristin- Yay for thinking the same. It really is hard to just be happy with the moment and not always be thinking about the next, better thing! Oh my my my, Kindergarten!! Exciting!!!

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    July 26, 2013 at 6:55 am

    It’s hard when your heart really wants something. The heart wants what it wants, and that can be a really treacherous thing. So have faith in the man upstairs. He knows what he is doing, so you may think of this as a bump, but he has plans for you, plans that you are going to love, you just don’t know it yet.
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      Sweet Miles
      July 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Matilda- So true. HE is always right 🙂

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    Leah @ Beyer Beware
    July 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I just came across your blog from the pingback from you talking about the ham sandwiches. And now I feel like we are struggling with so similar things right now. Contentment. Major struggles myself. Feeling a bit like I am just walking around in a shell but know I am so blessed. And I am feeling motivated by your running and fitness. Maybe a bit more exercise would make me feel better too. I am so happy to have found your blog!
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      Sweet Miles
      July 27, 2013 at 6:11 pm

      Leah- So glad you did as well!! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!!

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