Thinking Out Loud Thursday

I’m pretty excited about this week’s Thinking Out Loud. I’ve got a lot on my mind and I’ve been saving it until today to start unloading.Thinking-Out-Loud

I just saw the prompt for next’s week #fitfam Fit the Dish linkup with Jill and Jessica.  Did you see it too?  It’s about writing your manifesto.  When I first read it, I freaked out a bit.  I remember when I had to write my teaching manifesto for my Teacher of the Year application a while back and how it was really hard to put into writing all those things that you inherently believe.  You think it, sure…but to verbalize and it put it down into writing some how makes it more permanent.  More real.  I’m going to give it a shot and see if I can come up with something that truly reflects me and my beliefs and goals.

We’re leaving for NYC tomorrow and I can hardly stand it!  I’m so excited to get out of town, but then to be heading to New York is the icing on the cake.  I’m a bit nervous about getting around with H in tow.  She’s luckily a super traveler and it will be a non-issue but it’s different navigating a big city when I’m only responsible for myself.  I’m a protective momma and with her now in her teenage years, there is a fine line between giving her space and wanting to hover.  The momma bear in me wants to hold her hand the whole time we’re there, but that’s not reasonable and she’ll freak!  Who wants to hold their mom’s hand at 11?!

The weather there is going to be frightful!  It’s looking like high’s in the low 20’s?!  I’m not sure I’m cut out for those brutal temps.  Nick and H are looking forward to it!  They are cold weather junkies!  The colder, the better.  They both are hoping we see some snow!  I think they may get that wish.

The countdown is on for Tampa.  With each passing day, I’m getting more and more excited about the trip!  I’m looking forward to the road trip just as much as the races.  It’s going to be awesome spending all that time with Cara and Christine as we make our way south.  The three of us travel so well together!  It’s great when you find friends who you can travel with.  It makes planning and going on trips so much easier!  Cara’s driving so that means I’m the navigator.  We figured our roles out on our trip to Myrtle last year. Hopefully we won’t have a winter weather repeat though?!  That was a stressful drive until we got out of the snow.

What’s on your mind?  What are you thinking about?

See what other people are thinking about too for Thinking Out Loud Thursday hosted by Running With Spoons.

10 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday

  1. I hope you have fun in NYC!!! I understand completely about the teen thing. I have a daughter who just turned 13. It’s hard.
    I linked up too, I haven’t done this link up before, it was a good one 🙂

  2. hehehe, I feel ya! I’m a little apprehensive about writing out my manifesto too, but I think it’ll be a fun project! Looking forward to seeing yours! :]

    Stay warm, and have a safe + fun trip! ❤

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