Thursday Thoughts.

This post may be kinda all over the place.. Smile Please forgive me!

 

First, I’m just going to put this out there.

Andrew & I are taking a break. We have been for about a month now. We are broken up, I guess, officially, after 3 and a half years of being together. It was a mutual agreement. We just decided we didn’t want the stress of a relationship anymore. We still have been talking, and we don’t have any grudges. It’s just a life change. I’m independent for the first time in a long time and… it doesn’t feel that different. I guess that shows that the relationship needed to end. It’s a change, but I’m okay. It’s better this way.

One more thing- I decided not to do marching band this year. I had too much on my plate. I finally decided that putting my mental health first was my priority. I will miss marching band, but I need down time in my life to function and to be happy.

 

I am running again, after a month off! Summer running started Monday. Man, my body needs time to adjust to the humidity. It’s been a rough couple of days.

BUUUTTT today we had the mile threshold test. I didn’t PR, but we weren’t expected to (nobody did!). However, I did finish the mile in 7:10, running faster than girls who have PRs under 6:30!!

Food is making me stronger, now slower. I needed to see this.

I am so thankful for the amazing team I have. Both my therapist and my dietitian have really helped me. I had no idea I could be this much better. Last night, my dietitian talked with me on the phone for over an hour. I am so blessed!!

Question- How do you know when your running shoes are worn out? I think I may need new ones, but I didn’t track miles on mine.

 

What changes have you made in your life lately?

What quotes keep you going?

How do you prioritize your happiness?

Red heartEmily

Meet the Boyfriend.

Happy Monday! Today was the “official” first day of summer, how exciting!!

I think it’s time to introduce somebody I’ve been talking about.

 This is Andrew, my boyfriend and my best friend.

Turnabout Dance!

Andrew & I met in science class in 8th grade. We talked non-stop, and became instant friends. It was obvious that he was falling for me. Since he didn’t have a cell phone to text on, we would facebook message for hours! Eventually he gathered up the courage to “ask me out” (this is 8th grade, so that is a relative term) and, obviously, I said yes!

Oh dear. We look like we are about three.
So Andrew was a shy little 8th grader and he didn’t hold my hand for months and months but I knew he liked me because he lit up whenever he saw me. He still does, to this day (:
Excuse the photo dump. We have done so much together over the past 2 1/2 years and we have become the best of friends. He really is an amazing boyfriend. I couldn’t ask for a better guy. 
We split milkshakes and Instagram eachother on dates. 
We were pumpkin pie for Halloween. I know, we are adorable!
Celebrating 2 years together in Chicago!
Our cheesy homecoming picture! Still love it.

Andrew plays the trumpet in pep band (and previously in Jazz). He plays the french horn, and is really good! He is the Drum Major of our marching band- that means he gets to conduct for all of us, as well as being one of the three leaders of the whole band! He gets to wear a pinstripe gangster suit for the marching band show this year. How snazzy is that??

I promise he is actually good at that thing. Despite the funny face.
A few months ago, Andrew raised money and shaved his head for St.Baldricks, a charity that raises money to help kids with cancer and to find a cure.
It tickles!
That’s just an example of how loving he really is. And explains why he is bald! (the rest of the pictures were old)
Almost bald!!
Andrew & I are complete opposites when it comes to school. He is wonderful at science and math. He wants to be an engineer someday. Andrew is the kind of person that is naturally really smart and a quick learner. I wish I was as smart as he is! Andrew is super awesome and tutors me all the time (: In math and science, I need all the help I can get, and he always is willing to give it to me.
Bald! After performing on the Chicago Symphony Center stage, we had to grab starbucks!
I like to snap pictures when he is most embarrassed. Sorry, Andrew (: 

Andrew is an absolutely amazing person. I learn new things from him every day. He supports me through everything! He has supported my running, and he reads my blog, and helps me succeed in everything I do. He keeps me sane and tells me I’m special and loves me just the way I am. I mean, what more could a girl want??

Our relationship isn’t perfect. No relationship is! But we make each other happy. I don’t know what it is, but we complete each other, and we make each other a better person by being together.

Right now he is in Florida, visiting his dad. I miss him! He’ll be back in a week though. He really deserves this vacation. 
Have fun Andrew! (: I hope you like my introduction. (:
Well, now you have met my best friend. He will be appearing on the blog a lot more now (:
~Emily
Who is your best friend? What makes you happy? What are your secrets to a great relationship?