The Home Stretch

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This week is the home stretch.  I have two final exams on Tuesday in Anatomy; but most importantly, the draft book is due on December 15, and I’d like to have it finished by Friday.


Two and a half months ago, I was driving to Anatomy night class when my phone rang.  I looked at the caller ID and saw that it was my agent.  Right then, I knew that everything in my life was going to change.  It’s been a wild, crazy ride, and I feel really blessed that I was even given the opportunity to get on the rollercoaster!


Friends and family keep asking me what my plans are post-book.  Honestly, this experience has taught me one thing: Make plans, and God laughs in your face.  I’m not stressed out about the fact that I have NO plans for the Spring – no job, no school.  There’s no use in me stressing out over it because what happens, will happen.  I hope to come back from England on January 4, wrap up the final revisions to the book, and get another part-time job to hold me over until we move to Charlotte in the summer. 


I am also excited to do some road tripping!  I’m going to the Fit Bloggin’ Conference in March. I also want to visit my mom in Tennessee and some friends in Charlotte, Boston, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and DC.  Wanna come with me via the blog?  :)  I might time my trips to coincide with some Half Marys, too.


Whew!  On that note… breakfast!


Whole wheat pancakes (Hodgson’s Mills mix):


Melon + real maple syrup:


And COFFEE, of course!


Off to work I go!   I shall leave you with my new favorite quote…


Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.  ~Gene Fowler


Do you find yourself stressing out about the future, about things you cannot control?  I used to be really, really bad at this – it would keep me up for HOURS at night while I stressed.  If you don’t, how do you keep yourself in the present?



  • Emily Eats and Exercises December 7, 2009, 8:24 am

    I always keep myself so busy it’s hard to plan for the future! One great project always leads to the next – I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for you next.

    • Emily Eats and Exercises December 7, 2009, 8:25 am

      BTW, thanks so much for the feet falling asleep while running suggestions for me the other day. I’ve tried lots of shoes and lace-tying techniques, but I’m going to keep at it. A very annoying problem for sure.

  • megan December 7, 2009, 8:25 am

    I’m definitely a worrier and a planner. I’m actually working on it at the moment – trying to trust God more. It’s refreshing to hear the opposite perspective 🙂

  • Brittany December 7, 2009, 8:25 am

    You are definitely on the home stretch now!! So amazing!

    Let me know when you are in VA next spring. I’d love to meet you!

  • Jennie {in Wonderland} December 7, 2009, 8:27 am

    I’m constantly stressed actually. We are going through a horrible time for money — to the point where we don’t know if we’ll be able to afford rent next month — and we couldn’t get any Christmas presents for anyone this year. It really puts things into perspective. I remember how I used to stress when times were so much better…

    But I have faith that things will be okay. To be honest, I’m more worried about my brother in Afghanistan right now. That’s big … money, well, it isn’t as big.

    This comment doesn’t make any sense. I’m sorry. 🙂

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 8:30 am

      <3 i think its really hard to NOT stress out when you are under such difficult situations. if i were in your situations, i would allow myself some time to freak/stress out but then try to be calm and focused the other 90% of the time. you gotta focus on what you can control, right?

      i hope your money situation gets resolved, and i hope you brother comes back soon!

      • Jennie {in Wonderland} December 7, 2009, 8:33 am

        Thanks, Caitlin. I really appreciate this. You’re right – a 90/10 split would keep me from tearing my hair out, lol.

        I’m so self-involved that I forgot to say congratulations on almost finishing the book! It just seems like yesterday you started writing it 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 7, 2009, 8:30 am

    I can’t believe the draft of the book is due so soon! Time has flown by!

  • Karla December 7, 2009, 8:31 am

    I stress out all the time! I think I’d like to become a little bit more of a risk taker. Sometimes I think I’m in grad school just because I had no idea what to do and didn’t want to not have a path ahead of me. But other times I think I really like it so who knows 🙂

  • Sara December 7, 2009, 8:33 am

    You have a great outlook on life! I wish I could stress less than I do, but somehow it always comes back! I live in Raleigh, NC, you will enjoy North Carolina! It is a bit colder up here right now than I am sure it is in FL!

  • Laura Georgina December 7, 2009, 8:47 am

    I constantly stress about the things I can’t control–in my case, that tends to be the “where I live” issue about 75% of the time, with “what am I doing with my career” bringing up the rear at 25%. It’s really hard for me to accept uncertainty and the best way I’ve found of coping is to focus on what’s good about “now” (rather than what would be better, or could be better, in the future)–that, and knowing that everything happens for a reason….

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers December 7, 2009, 8:51 am

    i love your attitude. it’s so easy to freak yourself out over the future… but it’ll come just like it always does & it’ll be just fine. you have a great head on your shoulders!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove December 7, 2009, 8:52 am

    I have learned that planning us useful, but being flexible comes in handy way more often! I find that you can try WAY TOO HARD for things sometimes, so much that it drains you so I have learned to relax, definitely keep plans in mind and work hard, but to go with the flow and to be happy here and now. As my 30th rolls around this spring, I was hoping to be in a different career, but then I look at everything I have accomplished and the happiness I have and know everything has happened in its due time.

  • caronae December 7, 2009, 8:57 am

    I totally needed this post this morning as I stress about all the papers I have to do. What will happen will happen, and I will get everything done! Stop stressing Caronae!!!!

  • Carolyn December 7, 2009, 9:02 am

    I have tried that Hodgsons mill mix, but it tasted SUPER wheaty to me. I LOVE Fiber One pancake mix. It’s slighty sweet and makes REALLY fluffy pancakes.

  • Jenna December 7, 2009, 9:02 am

    yes i am definitely always worried about the future but now i just hope for the best 🙂

  • SweetiePotato December 7, 2009, 9:03 am

    Yeah, I used to stress myself out a lot, too. But now I just know that no matter what happeneds, everything ALWAYS works out. God has a plan. Plus stress & worry are useless emotions, they aren’t productive at all!! 😀

  • Mellissa December 7, 2009, 9:08 am

    I lay awake a lot of nights because I am so stressed, I am trying everything I know to fix this. Any one have any tips?

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 9:24 am

      one trick that really helped me was getting out of bed and writing down all my thoughts. once i had my list written out, i felt “safe” to go to sleep, knowing my thoughts were on paper.

      • julia December 7, 2009, 9:46 am

        I do this too and it helps so much! Also try turning around the alarm clock so you can’t see it…someone told me to do this and I think it really helps to not stare at the clock and constantly think “if I fall asleep now, I’ll only get x hours of sleep” because that just stresses me even more.

  • Lauren December 7, 2009, 9:09 am

    Caitlin! You have such an unbeleiveably commendable attitude towards everything. I love that quote “Make plans and God laughs in your face!” So true!!!! Way to be confident in yourself. You are an amazing person and have acheived so much. No matter where your life takes you, it will be incredible because you deserve everything wonderful this life has to offer.

    pS- LET ME KNOW when you are in PA!!! I would LOVE to plan a blogger dinner meet up prehaps? 🙂

    Have a great day sweetheart!

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 9:24 am

      yes! will do – it would be fun to have a meet up.

  • whitney December 7, 2009, 9:11 am

    I am horrible with stress. I stress out about my future everyday and I suffer tremendously from the anxiety and stress. I am learning how to cope but coping is a hard process. As I mature I feel I will learn how to handle my stressful events better and realize not everything in life needs to be full of stress and anxiety.

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 7, 2009, 9:16 am

    I used to struggle a lot with worrying and always stressing out about the future. I would try and plan for everything and of course something would happen that would mess it all up!

    I am getting better at staying in the ‘present’ and my plan is not to make plans 😉 I take one thing at a time and always tell myself everything will work out — it always does 😉

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance......after a 100+ pound weight loss! December 7, 2009, 9:19 am

    I learned over time (as I got older) that “stressing” about the future did no good!!! That I could make my future what I wanted it to be and to just do that and not let the things in life that try to throw you off your path get to me down for too long. I think I just realized how much time I was WASTING stressing & worrying about these things, which do no good what so ever. =)

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) December 7, 2009, 9:25 am

    Congrats on finishing your book. Don’t feel guilty about taking it easy this spring. You’ll need it before the rush of the book tour and going back to school. I get stressed EASILY…to the point I almost needed to see a psychiatrist…what helped me was breathing and saying at loud “I CAN’T CONTROL EVERYTHING”. It’s hard when you are type A but you have to step back at times and just be. 🙂

  • Alisha December 7, 2009, 9:25 am

    Seriously, you live the life I dream about. I can’t wait until my hubby is done school next semester and we can finally begin living life for once and stop preparing for it, Haha.
    Today was my first official day at the gym. It was nice to finally run after 3 months break. It was a bit disappointing though, I lost the stride that took Me all summer to gain – I was only able to do 2 miles in 30 min, urgh. Oh wells.

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 9:27 am

      i cannot wait until MY husband is done with school, either! it will be nice to have two incomes – err, one and a half.

      when i came off my injury, it was hard to accept that i was slower (and i was!). but i looked at it like a new challenge to regain my speed and that made it a little more fun.

  • MelissaNibbles December 7, 2009, 9:33 am

    Congrats on all your success. I love your outlook!
    Holla at your girl if you come to Boston!

  • Jessica December 7, 2009, 9:35 am

    Congratulations on your book! That is such an amazing accomplishment. And what has happened to you just goes to show that you never know what life will bring you. I stress out like CRAZY. It is so hard for me to not know what is going to happen in the future, I like to have nice detailed plans and I freak out when I can’t control what is going on. My life is super crazy right now. I was supposed to graduate in May with a teaching degree and I just decided about 3 weeks ago that it wasn’t for me (even though I think I knew this all along) and have switched to business and so I won’t be graduating for a while. And I have no idea what I want to do with my life. But I have learned to accept that and to just remember that everything happens for a reason and like what you said.. what happens, will happen.

    Where are the half marathons that you mentioned? I’m thinking i’m going to be doing one on April 10 in Charlotte.

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 9:38 am

      i might do that half, too!

      • Jessica December 7, 2009, 10:25 am

        That’s exciting!!

  • Teacherwoman December 7, 2009, 9:45 am

    Sometimes I find myself stressing about the future. There are so many goals I have and so many trips I want to make but the time and money are things that sometimes get in the way. I try to remind myself that I need to live life and not worry too much about the future!

  • Meg C. December 7, 2009, 9:45 am

    drops of blood??! is that supposed to say “sweat”??

    congrats on your half marathon PR!! amazing.

    you should totally come to Boston asap.. well no actually don’t come til April because it’s freezing and gross up here until then. but after that!

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 9:48 am

      haha no, its suppose to say blood.

      i will be coming soon! im excited to see you again!

      • Meg C. December 7, 2009, 9:50 am

        hahaha GROSS.
        that’s awesome that you don’t have any plans for spring.. that means nothing will stand in your way if something exciting comes along!

  • Erin December 7, 2009, 9:50 am

    I feel stress because I’m spending these two years out of college traveling instead of working, so when I’m home (like now), I feel like I’m wasting time and maybe I “should” get a real job. And then I remember how amazingly free my life is… and am happy to live without regrets.

  • Susan December 7, 2009, 9:52 am

    I constantly stress about the future (although I think it’s typical for most college students – the ones who aren’t stressed I worry about haha) but I try to remember, as cheesy as it sounds, that everything is going to be OK. I’m not a lazy person, I’ve got skills I can use, so I’m always gonna be able to make something work. At the end of the day that’s all I can ask for. It may not be perfect, but perfection has never equalled happiness!

    Whoops, holy ramble!
    Have a good day girl!

  • Susan December 7, 2009, 9:53 am

    PS – I love that “Make plans, and God laughs in your face”. That’s great.

  • brandi December 7, 2009, 9:54 am

    It’s SO easy to stress about the future and everything we don’t know and can’t control, but you’re right! As soon as we make plans, God often turns everything around on us 🙂 It keeps me on my toes, and I know that what He has planned is better than anything I could plan on my own.

  • Sarah W. December 7, 2009, 9:56 am

    I dont know if you mentioned it – but why are you moving from Fl to Charlotte???

    i’m sure you’ll figure things out!

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 9:59 am

      the husband is opening his practice there (its a better market).

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 7, 2009, 10:07 am

    Adam and I are hoping to move to Charlotte! I have told you that before but it’s exciting to know at least someone I know will be there. We won’t be up there for a couple of years, but you could show me around if we end up there. I am in a similar boat, taking a few weeks off then hopefully I will be able to find a job while I figure out what to do with my life post grad. 🙂 You’re not alone! We should start a temporary small business and work from home(and watch Elf) Jan-May. I think it’d work out well. 😉

  • Yasmin December 7, 2009, 10:28 am

    I would love to meet you when/if you come to DC! There are very nice races here in the Spring.

    I used to be more OCD about my life plans, and then I realized that there is some justice in whichever direction you end up going– you see things you wouldn’t have seen, and you don’t see some things that you would have seen, wherever you end up going with life. No need to detract from the quality of the experience by getting anxious over it.

  • Evan Thomas December 7, 2009, 10:32 am

    I just like to trust that things will happen in their time. I have so many tests and finals these next few weeks. Another me might have been tempted to try and be overworked for everything but right now I’m taking it 1 project at a time and trusting what happens will be enough

  • Christine (hot mama health) December 7, 2009, 10:41 am

    Hi Caitlin! Your life is sooo exciting! I am so happy you are sharing it all with us 🙂 The book, the marathons, the food, the move…and the uncertainty of what the future holds. When you are young, I feel not knowing what tomorrow will bring is exciting. It is easier said than done though because I am a major worrier too! I am having a rough and stressful time @ work now…and I keep telling myself yoga, yoga, yoga. I need to get on that!

  • FoodCents December 7, 2009, 10:45 am

    It is beyond true that you can plan everything to a “T”, but in the blink of an eye it can all change, both for the good and for the bad. We do not have complete and utter control over life, like we are taught as young children. There are forces in the universe that sometimes outweigh our plans and it is part of life: sometimes ugly, sometimes beautiful.

    When I had my eyes opened to this fast, I finally took a step back and realized that while I can still have goals, everything doesn’t have to be completely planned out. You have to be flexible in life……..

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 7, 2009, 10:48 am

    This time last year, my husband was on the job market. He interviewed with Penn State Altoona in Pennsylvania, and when he came home from the trip, I said, “I AM NOT MOVING TO PENNSYLVANIA”

    And here we are. 🙂

    You just never know what’s going to happen, so I’ve definitely learned to stop trying. It only stresses me out, and that never helps anyone.

    Good luck on the exams and finishing the book. You’re a rock star!

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life December 7, 2009, 10:53 am

    I think of that quote about God laughing at your plans a lot. I stress about the future but then have to stop myself because in the end, God always works everything out for the best!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) December 7, 2009, 10:58 am

    You know, I used to stress, but I’m at this strange new point in my life… I really do believe que sera, sera- whatever will be, will be. I have a new life ahead of me REALLY soon, as I graduate in a couple of weeks, and have no clue what or where that life will take me. You’re so right about plans!

    Have a good morning!

  • Melissa December 7, 2009, 11:03 am

    Hi Caitlin! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now, and let me just say, the “God laughs in your face” bit – so true! My ultimate was when my husband and I worked for 5 years to get through college – I had such high hopes for all the things I could accomplish with my new degree and career, then whammo – I had to waddle across the stage at graduation 9 months preggo with our first…that’s what we get for saying we’d have kids “after we graduate”…we weren’t really planning on 3 weeks after!

    but anyways – ramble, ramble, ramble – like I said, I’ve been keeping up with your blog for awhile now, and you should just know how much you’ve helped me. I’m 26 (today!) and after 2 kiddos, I’m just tired of feeling sloppy and unhealthy. You’ve helped me develop a balanced view of a healthy lifestyle. I was so tired of “fat talk” and just generally felt bad about myself. But now, I feel so much more confident by changing my mindset and my habits, and on the plus side, I can see my body following suit. I was the typical “back and forth” with my diet and exercise. But now, I have been able to make it a lifestyle. I even decided to sign up for a half marathon in February – even though the very thought of 13 miles scares the poo out of me right now, I know I can do this for me and my family. It’s so wierd, but even though we’ve never spoken a word to each other, you have been such an encouragement. Thank you!

    longest. comment. ever. 😀

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 11:06 am

      thank you so muchhhh for such a sweet and nice comment! you deserve to build yourself up and treat yourself well! and major kudos on plannin to run a half mary, esp with two kids! you can do it! you deserve it.

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 7, 2009, 11:03 am

    Stressing about the future is one of my specialties : ) I keep myself busy to distract myself from unnecessary worrying.

  • Katie December 7, 2009, 11:05 am

    Good luck!

    I thought you were deferring the start of PT school….are you still moving even though you’re waiting another year?

    • caitlin December 7, 2009, 11:07 am

      yea, the move actually has nothing to do with me or school. the husband is graduating in may and will be launching his practice in char.

  • Erica December 7, 2009, 11:07 am

    I have moments, too, when anxiety just builds up so much that I think I’m going to drown. It’s in times like those that I have to just give it to God and know that He is in control. He will never give me more than I can handle, and He will help me handle what I’ve been given. Believe me, I’ve lived and breathed this for the past year 😉

    I read something on another blog last week that said: “Funny how worked up we can get over things and they’re firmly in God’s grasp and well taken care of before we even begin to worry.”

    I’ve been reminded many, many times that God has big shoulders for a reason…to carry our burdens. Gosh, am I glad for that!!

  • Michelle@eatingjourney December 7, 2009, 11:10 am

    today is the only day you have. make it the best. if it’s in your heart as something that you want…doors will open and you will be provided for. I truly believe that…

  • Lindsey @ EatReadRun December 7, 2009, 11:24 am

    Ohh yes – I’m a planner. I would love to be able to say “What will be will be,” but I can’t stop thinking ahead. It doesn’t keep me up at night, just something that is always in the back of my mind. Blogging has actually helped to keep me in the present and focusing on “the now” in my life a lot more. Goodluck with everything!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 7, 2009, 11:35 am

    Oh my goodness, I stress about the future ALL THE TIME lately. I feel like I should be an adult but also have no clue what I’m doing with the rest of my life and it bothers me a lot! You’re so right though, living in the present is the best thing we can do for ourselves!

  • Erin December 7, 2009, 11:40 am

    My husband always asks me what my long term plans are. I hate to make them because then I just feel stressed out about making them happen and what happens if something changes! So, I don’t make any plans at all. I really need to find a happy medium.

    Best of luck on your exams AND on getting the book draft done!

  • Erin December 7, 2009, 11:41 am

    P.S. Can you post a photo of the box your pancake mix comes in? Our grocery store sells Hogdson’s Mills mixes but I don’t think they are the “insta-bake” kind. Do you just add water to yours or what?

  • Erin @ Big Girl Eats December 7, 2009, 11:42 am

    I used to have such a case of the “life planner” anxiety, until a very difficult breakup with my live-in boyfriend/man I thought I could marry two years ago. It taught me that the WORST possible things that we think could happen are not in fact the worst possible things that could happen. And that I should look at everything as a teaching/learning moment and an opportunity to grow. Now I try to think of the worst case scenario in situations – the more ridiculous the better – and it usually makes me laugh/feel better/reminds me to just stop worrying about it. Life has a way of working itself out. There are no “wrong” answers, just different paths and choices. I’m going to stop before I get all philosophical/Dr. Phil on here 😉

  • Priyanka December 7, 2009, 11:51 am

    Can I please meet you when you are in Knoxville??? 🙂

  • Tania @ Moment Anew December 7, 2009, 12:06 pm

    I just keep a huge map of my goals with little lists of things I can do to get there. As long as I’m somewhere on the map and on the way to achieving my goal, I’m good with that. 🙂

  • Melissa S. December 7, 2009, 12:07 pm

    i used to worry about the future when it came to jobs because mine are so temporary and not paying very much…but they come with time and i always have fun, so now i see it as more of experiences that will get me even farther!!!

  • Neely December 7, 2009, 12:21 pm

    I was stressed about Anatomy lab practical just this morning girl!

    Our final is middle of next week and I thought we were ahead of you… you must finishing up fast!

  • Rose December 7, 2009, 12:32 pm

    I don’t always take it a day at a time, and I recognize that through the stress my body feels when talking or thinking about the future. I try to enjoy something small that day – and so something I love that will take my mind away from those thoughts.

  • Lee December 7, 2009, 12:37 pm

    Oddly enough, I don’t really stress out about the future. Things always have a way of working themselves out.

  • Hannah (Balancing on Two Feet December 7, 2009, 12:39 pm

    I stress out about the future all the time! I found the things that help the most are yoga and curling up with my pugs. Oddly enough really intense activity like running doesn’t do a whole lot to calm me down. Mostly just gets me hyped up even more.

  • Julie December 7, 2009, 12:50 pm

    I used to stress a lot about my future…I have no definite “five year plan” and I freak out sometimes because of it. Now I’m stressing a bit because the future of my job is uncertain. I am stressing less about the future in general because you’re right – when you make plans God laughs in your face. I am not religious by any stretch of the imagination, but I do believe there is a plan for me and if I keep doing what I’m doing in the present; working hard, improving myself, trying to become a better person, my future will unfold before me. That was deep.
    As for the job situation, I try not to think about it! Ha – actually if anything changes for me it won’t be for another year anyway so I have till then to find a sugar daddy who wants a trohpy wife. Otherwise, I’ll have to reapply and reinterview for my own job and pray to God I’m qualified…to do the same work.

  • Julie December 7, 2009, 12:50 pm

    oh and a PS – Your coming to Boston! How fun! You’d get to meet me 🙂

  • Ellen December 7, 2009, 1:14 pm

    Ohh I’m the BIGGEST worrier in the world. Constantly sressing. I lost my FT job several months ago, and my current freelance gig is up next week. After that, I have NO idea what I’m going to do. It’s reallly scary, but things usually have a way or working out, so I just have to trust that they will this time too. We’ll see!

  • Jenna December 7, 2009, 1:14 pm

    I hate it, but I stress out A LOT. Not knowing what I want to do when ‘I grow up’. If I am in the right field. Etc.

    I need to learn to let go and enjoy the ride 🙂

  • Lauren December 7, 2009, 1:31 pm

    Such a great looking breakfast!

  • Samma December 7, 2009, 3:24 pm

    I am horrible about irrationally stressing about the future- I have to repeat to myself “cross that bridge when I come to it” over and over and put it out of mine.

    Speaking of upcoming trips- the Knoxville Marathon is March 28th (when I will be doing my first half). You need to come and get some hills in 🙂

  • Susan December 7, 2009, 6:10 pm

    It’s so funny, ever since I quit my full-time job, it’s like OTHER people get stressed out when I tell them I have no plans for the future. They get all wide-eyed and worried. But I like not having any plans. The world is my oyster and I want to make the best of it, instead of being in a soul-sucking job just because it delivers a steady paycheck. I want to do what makes me happy right now, instead of wasting my time worrying about what will make me happy many years down the road. All I need is enough money to pay the bills and maybe a little extra to put in my savings 🙂

  • Kristen December 7, 2009, 7:37 pm

    I have anxiety and I worry a lot. Many things help… including reading your blog and everyone’s comments really help day to day. 🙂

    • Kristen December 7, 2009, 7:40 pm

      I moved to Florida from Ohio… 1,000 miles away from my family to be with my BF! I drove down with no job or apt! Everyone would ask me what my plan was and I had NONE! Just know that it will work out and trust the decisions you make!!!! 🙂

  • Jolene ( December 7, 2009, 7:50 pm

    I try not to stress about the future – and so far in my life everything has worked out for the best.

    I am so proud of you … I cannot imagine how you felt when you got that phone call 🙂

  • Nicole December 7, 2009, 7:56 pm

    I’m sure you’re getting this a lot but I’m running the Team Challenge 1/2 in Boston in June; and I live in DC now so when you come this way i want to see you!! I’ll be harassing you when you start finalizing your plans.

  • MarathonVal December 7, 2009, 9:50 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing to read all of the comments from fellow readers saying how stressed they are….. you are so blessed to have such a positive outlook on your future! Which luckily for you is filled with lots of amazing opportunities 🙂

    When I think of the percentage of my life that is wasted worrying/stressing/planning unnecessarily for the future, it just makes me sad as I’m sure it would add up to literally YEARS of my life. But, I’m working on getting better at this! Thanks for being an inspiration in this area 🙂

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat December 8, 2009, 8:43 am

    I used to worry about the future all the time and still do occasionally (like “what am I going to do with my life?”) but now I just try to enjoy the little things each day and not be so “big picture” all the time. Because it is true…we make plans and then life happens. So just let life happen 🙂

  • Courtney January 3, 2010, 9:48 am

    Whoa! I was just going back and reading old posts and came across this one this morning. I know Gene Fowler, the guy that wrote that quote! He’s my fiancé’s uncle and he’s super cool! He owns his own animation studio in New Brunswick, Canada, and is doing pretty well for himself [obviously, if his quotes are being found online!]. Where did you find that quote? It’s just too weird [and really cool!] that you quoted him!

    • caitlin January 3, 2010, 3:02 pm

      i found it somewhere online – i cant remember where! too cool that you know him!

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