Ultimate Coffee Date – December 2016

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | blogging

Dec 10

Can I just say thank goodness it’s Saturday?  I live for the weekend, especially when I get to relax a little bit!

Things have been really busy in my world, and now we’re entering the season of holiday parties and more shopping than one can handle.  Hopefully your December isn’t too crazy yet!

I’m a week late, but I’m happy to join the Ultimate Coffee Date with Coco and Deborah! Join us as we catch up on life!  Clearly, I’ve had a lto going on…

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Ultimate Coffee Date – Post-Thanksgiving Edition

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…that we are still trying to recover from Thanksgiving.  We had an absolutely wonderful time and our families finally got to meet each other.  My 6-year-old twin nephews definitely kept things interesting and very loud, haha.  My mom lives in Buffalo and stayed with us for 2 weeks as it was her first time getting to see our new home.  We all enjoyed ourselves as we watched football and ate really well, and it was a Thanksgiving miracle that we had enough sleeping accommodations for an additional 8 people!  So with all that went on, we are still struggling to get back to normalcy.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…that I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging.  As we enter a new year, I’m shifting my priorities.  I’ve found that over the past few months, I have been extremely overwhelmed with all of the blogging things that everyone keeps saying you’re supposed to do.  I’ve enrolled in classes but I’m thinking about ending my membership because as each month passes, the pile of unfinished work grows.  I also want to get back to the basics and really think about what types of posts I want to write that would be helpful for runners and aspiring runners.  I’m less interested in sponsored posts now and really want to focus on quality writing.  I need to get more organized and I want to do it on my terms.  It’s just a lot to think about!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…that I’ve also been thinking a lot about my ambassadorships.  For 2017, I have committed to be a BibRave Pro Ambassador and a Love Run Half Marathon Ambassador.  Being a BibRave Pro, I will be able to test a variety of products and run sponsored races, and share lots of discounts but I’ll be extremely limited in what other sponsorships I can have.  I know that I will probably have to pass on some good opportunities, but I want to see how it goes.  As for the Love Run, I’m super excited about that!  CGI racing is a great organization and I’m glad they keep inviting me back! I’ve decided that I’m not going to apply to be a ZOOMA Ambassador again, but I have my fingers crossed that I’ll get to be a Rock ‘N Blogger in 2017.  It was exciting to apply to ALL THE AMBASSADORSHIPS and get accepted to them all, but I’m looking forward to a change.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you…that we’re still working on our Christmas decorations!  We bought a real tree from the local arboretum last week, but all we have on the tree are multicolored lights!  I used to have an artificial 3-foot tree with blue and white lights, but now we need to get new ornaments to fit our new color scheme…which I still haven’t figured out.  I also want to have outdoor lights, but I’m not sure what would work best.  We still have our pumpkins out so it looks like we’re having a bit of a holiday identity crisis!  Any decorating tips you’d like to share?

As you can see, I’ve got a bit of work to do!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you…that I’ve been working on creating a home office for what feels like an eternity, and I’m finally making some progress!  A couple of months ago I finally bought a new desk, but when my mom was in town, she helped me pick out bookcases and shelving to organize.  Now I just need to build the darn things!  This space will be my blogging office while also serving as a fitness room where I can lay out a yoga mat and also have space for my workout clothes.  The goal is to have everything completed by Christmas…wish me luck!

Okay, I think I’ve shared enough of my life, haha!  What would you share with me over coffee?  How are you gearing up for the holidays?

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