Who I Am

The idea for today’s post comes from Emily over at Live a Charmed LifeHappy Thursday everyone!

I am…Jane. I’m a wife, a mommy to my puppy Lola, born in the Midwest, but enjoying life in the South. 

I want…my husband to get home from Europe already! And for it to be the weekend…ahh weekend…I also want a new pair of running shoes (I’m dying to get the black and hot pink Nike Frees!), a new pair of sunglasses (I need to find ones I like), some new bronzer, a cute pair of wedges for the summer, and to finally order my new smartphone so I can stop being Amish and actually have a phone that has internet.

I have…on my new turquoise tye-dye dress from the Calypso line from Tar-jay…today I’m just wearing it with the rope belt it came with and flip flops, but I want to belt it with a brown belt and wear it out with these cute new wedges I got while I was in Michigan.

I wish…that I wouldn’t have stayed up so late last night watching reruns and reading my book…one cup of coffee is not cutting it this morning.

I hate…coming home from work to find that Lola peed in her cage…and then laid in it. The last thing I want to do when I get home from work is do laundry and give her a bath. I know she’s still a baby, but it doesn’t make it any less annoying.

I fear…someone breaking into my apartment when I’m home alone. Someone breaking in when I’m sleeping has always been a fear of mine ever since I was a kid, I have no idea why because it never happened and I grew up in a very safe area, and I live in a safe area now. However, this irrational fear sometimes still gets the better of me…

I hear…typing and phone conversations around me…that’s right I’m blogging at work. Shhh.

I search…on Google…constantly…I will Google anything thought that pops into my head that I don’t have an answer to!

I wonder…if Lola is going to get any bigger…the vet said that she will probably fill out a little more, but that she shouldn’t get too much larger. I also wonder where in the world she got those giant goofy wombat ears from…I love them, but I’m just curious where they came from. Maybe eventually I’ll break down and spend the $50 to do that doggie DNA test they offer at PetSmart.

I regret…nothing. Hindsight is always 20/20, and looking back there are definitely things that if I had to do over again, I would make different choices. However, I can’t go back and change the past, and I’m a firm believer that everything really does happens for a reason. Sometimes the things that seem like mistakes end up being our biggest teachers, or sometimes when I mad that I didn’t get to do something that I wanted to do, a lot of times it turns out that the Lord has something even better in store. (Romans 8:28 baby!) Example: Junior year of college I was going to study abroad in Italy, but at the last minute, I ended up deciding not to go. I thought I was really going to regret not going, but I ended up meeting Cam during that semester I would have studied abroad, so it was obviously meant to be that I stayed in Ann Arbor!

I love…my little family of my sweet hubby and my puppy…my immediate family, extended family, and in-laws…my friends both near and far…any food that has sugar in it (candy, cookies, ice cream, cake, ice cream cake, you name it, I will eat it)…living in the South!

I ache…in a good way after Body Attack; that class kicks my butt! As tough as it is, it’s nice knowing that if I go to that class I’m going to get a great workout.  

I always…have my little pink notebook with me because I am a compulsive list maker…literally, I sometimes make a list of the lists I need to make that’s how bad it is.

I usually…have something planned every weekend. Whether it’s something small like going for a hike or something bigger like taking a weekend trip, I love to be active and explore in my free time vs. just laying around.

I am not…a person who needs a lot of sleep to function. I can easily get by on 4 hrs (even though I know that’s not healthy), I’m just such a night owl, so I have a hard time making myself go to bed.

I dance…in my apartment in front of the dog because she looks at me like I’ve lost my mind and her confused expressions always make me laugh!

I sing…really loudly in the car, especially to Taylor Swift or Katy Perry…I do an powerful rendition of “Firework” (that song is my jam)…at least it sounds awesome to me when I’m singing at the top of the my lungs with the radio turned way way up!

I never…know what the future is going to hold, so I just try to go with the flow (which is sometimes difficult for my obsessive planner tendencies). If you would have told me 5 years ago, I would be married right now, I wouldn’t have believed it. If you would have told me 2 years ago that I’d be living in South Carolina, I wouldn’t have believed it. I feel so blessed for how these first 24 years of my life have turned out, so I’m just trying to hang on and enjoy the ride, because I have no idea what other adventures life may have in store…

I sometimes…wish that Cam and I could just drop everything, run off, and move to France or Italy. And by sometimes, I mean a lot. Going to live in Europe for awhile would be my idea of fabulous.

I cry…sometimes when I’m alone in my car and I hear a song on the radio (usually country) that’s really touching…this actually just happened a few days ago when I heard the Trace Adkins song “Just Fishing”…I’m not a Trace Adkins fan, but this song about a dad taking his daughter fishing just made me think of all the good memories I have from growing up when my own dad took me fishing, and it really just made me think about how fast time goes…next thing I know I’m bawling. Cool.

I am not always…the most mature person when Cam and I have a disagreement. He tends to be much more pragmatic and mature, like let’s talk about things and resolve what ever issue is causing conflict so we can go back to being happy…I tend to want to hold on to my anger a little longer, pout, and hold a grudge. I’m working on it.

I lose…my cell phone in my own purse at least 3 times a day…my purse is like a bottomless pit! I also lose headphones…a lot.

I am confused…by how some blog get such huge followings so quickly. Granted when I started my blog back in January of 2010, I planned to use a more of a forum to keep in touch with friends and family because I knew that we were going to be moving. However, in the last few months, I’ve started to explore this world of blogging a little bit more, and I’ve started to realize that I think I would like to reach a larger audience if I could. I’ve discovered a lot of great blogs, however, I’m just puzzled how two blogs can start around the same time, have similar content, yet one blog will have 20 followers and the other will have 1200 followers. How does that happen? Is their some secret that I’m missing out on for increasing the visibility of my blog? Any advice would be appreciated! 🙂

I need…to laugh everyday. I also need to start making more of concerted effort to make environmentally concious choices in my everyday life. One of the things that I wanted to cover in this blog is my journey to try to become more eco-friendly, hence the name “In the Pink and Green.” When Cam and I first got married, we would squable over little household decisions constantly; I was used to doing things one way (aka the easiest way), while he wanted us to be more aware of how these small decisions we make actually do have an impact on the Earth. At first I resisted, but then I started to realize that it was more that I was just unaware of how many things negatively affect the planet that I do without thinking just because it’s the “normal” American way to do things. I also realized that there are so many more options out there for eco-friendly products that I had no idea even exisited. Part of the purpose of this blog was to help chronicle my journey to greener living and share my green discoveries with others. While I’ve definitely focused more heavily on other topics so far in my year and half of blogging, I’ve not forgotten about this issue so if you have any eco-friendly blog post ideas for me, I’d love to hear them!
I should…get back to work! 🙂

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