Friends: Merry belated Christmas! My visits with you via Nutrition Nut have been few and far between lately — 2015 was certainly not a high blogging year for me. Such is life, and with 2016 on the horizon, I plan to set intentions that bring me back to this beloved blog space more often.
Since we haven’t caught up in a while, I’m feeling like we could use a virtual coffee date. Grab a cup of joe, a foamy latte, some steaming peppermint tea, or perhaps rich hot cocoa (I can’t get enough these days)…
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d squeal because I snagged one of the last Fresh Mask Must-Haves (seen on my 2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Her) from Sephora. They have been sold out (everywhere!?), but I think Sephora was hoarding some sets for the after holiday shoppers. I recently visited a Fresh store in San Francisco, and I am super excited to try these sought after skin care products. I am a sucker for facials and self-care.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d tell you that I foresee an increased amount of travel on my 2016 calendar — starting with a work trip to Florida next month to get a couple of certifications: Worksite Wellness Specialist and Program Manager through the National Wellness Institute.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d ask you to go running with me because… well, my days of outdoor running seem a distant pastime.
If we were having coffee this afternoon, we would talk about Christmas and traditions and how they change. This was my first Christmas away from my parents (and any of my family for that matter). You’ve gotta do it sometime, right? While it was most definitely different, being able to spend it with P and his family this year was special. Speaking of P…
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I would tell you that my boyfriend joined the Army Reserves. Six weeks ago, I never imagined my boyfriend with a shaved head (!) wearing a camouflage uniform and dog tags. Life throws you HUGE curve balls and you’ve got to go with them because – while they may be hard to catch – they can be a blessing in disguise.
Said event is an excuse, perhaps, for my absenteeism from all things Nutrition Nut. Really though, this was just one of the life changes that came in a set of three this season. P was given a two-week break from basic training for the holidays, and it is – without a doubt – the best Christmas gift to have him home. We have at least one more full year of very long distance (Oklahoma and Texas) ahead of us. While this is undoubtedly the toughest thing we have gone through as a couple, I am excited for his future as an RN (his position in the Reserves).
If we were having coffee this afternoon, I’d ask you what you’d want to see on Nutrition Nut in 2016…?
If we were having coffee this late afternoon, what would you tell me?