Getting Back To Me

Friday, September 5, 2014


It's taken me about a week, but I'm finally starting to feel better after last week's drama.

Our Labor Day weekend was awesome. It was filled with campfires, wine, s'mores, laughter, LOTS of retail therapy, and a day of screaming my lungs out on every roller coaster at Hershey Park. We go up to Hershey and camp there every year for Labor Day and it has quickly become one of my favorite family traditions.




I am so thankful to have such awesome family members that will stop at nothing to make sure that I have a smile on my face, even during the roughest emotional times. It was an incredible weekend and I wouldn't change a single moment.

Even the moment that Mike and I got stuck on the Lightning Racer and had to be escorted down the track. Oh, the memories...

Thanks to my parents (who we were racing and finished the ride) for taking the pictures!

Yes, we actually had to be manually released from the coaster and walk to the bottom. From our point at the top of the hill 90 feet in the air. Thank GOD I'm not afraid of heights.


The Hershey management was actually really awesome about it. They responded quickly, made sure we all understood what happened (the brakes seized and wouldn't release our train) and ensured that we all got down safely. They also gave us some free stuff, so I couldn't be that upset about it. I was actually more upset that I didn't get to finish the ride. It's always been one of my favorite wooden coasters. Oh well, there's always next year, I guess.

So after Labor Day, I started the week much more refreshed. It also helped that my second grad school class started on Wednesday so that's been keeping me pretty busy. I've also been making an effort to catch up with friends I haven't seen in a while. When things get crazy, I love spending time with some of my best girls, especially when there are drinks involved!

Now, I have to say, as much as all of the wine and girl time and shopping and fun has helped me to start feeling like myself again, I have to admit that my new found love of kickboxing probably takes the cake when it comes to stress relievers.


Man, oh man. I can't even begin to describe what it's done for me and I've only been going for a few weeks. There's just something that makes me so happy about feeling completely and utterly drained at the end of my hour long class. We spend a full sixty minutes working every muscle in our bodies, training in the same style as Shaun T's "Insanity," pouring sweat, and kicking and punching the crap out of things. It's impossible to leave there holding onto any stress or frustration. They train you so hard you almost want to quit but somehow I keep coming back. It's helped me to realize that I'm much tougher than I thought. There's a fight in me that refuses to quit. And I love it.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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