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Favorite Posts: August 2014

August was a bit of a roller coaster ride. Highlights include passing my clinical licensing exam, Derek returning from Wilmington to start his family medicine rotation in Chapel Hill, completing the first 5 weeks of half-marathon training, and celebrating Derek’s birthday. However, it has also been quite stressful at work for both of us this month, and we were heartbroken when things didn’t work out with Wink. (P.S. She has since been adopted!!)

Now I am getting really excited about September. Next weekend I’m flying to Kentucky to celebrate my grandpa’s 90th birthday! I haven’t seen my family since I graduated in May, and I am beyond excited to see them. I am also pumped for fall. It’s definitely my favorite season. I love the weather (though fall weather doesn’t really start until October in North Carolina); it’s perfect for running, tailgating, and enjoying the beautiful views when the leaves change color. Not to mention I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin. I’m sure I’ll be posting some delicious pumpkin recipes over the next few months.

Before I get ahead of myself with my love for fall, here are my favorite posts from August 2014:

How Lucky I Am

Even the Undertaker Will Be Sorry

5 Questions –  Part II

LOTR, Back-to-School Shopping, and Luaus

Happy Birthday Derek! {Fun Friday}

To Be Alive Is To Be Vulnerable 

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How Lucky I Am

I believe that social media, blogging included, often displays an edited version of reality. In the case of Brown is the New Pink, this is partially on purpose. I want to create a positive space to separate myself from work. However, I think it’s also important to acknowledge some of my personal struggles so that it doesn’t seem like my life is all sunshine and rainbows. (Newsflash: it’s not.) 🙂

Saying goodbye to Derek today was tough. I miss him terribly, and this weekend went by way too quickly. I honestly don’t know how military spouses do it. We’re 4 of 6 weeks into his rotation, and it’s starting to wear on me. I know that the remainder will go by fast, and I’ll be fine, but today is a rough day. Reading the A.A. Milne quote below made me smile and put my feelings in perspective. It is, of course, perfectly normal and OK for me to miss Derek, but I’ll also try to remember that I am blessed to love and be loved deeply.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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