* Thursday Thoughts is a mashup of all my random thoughts and favorite things from around the blog world.
Oh heyyyyyy…It’s my birthday! Whoop! I love birthdays.
But I think this one is a little harder on me than most because I’m not necessarily where I want to be in life. I thought, at 33, I would have done all of these amazing things. Like traveled the world or achieved all my life goals. I mean…that’s totally realistic…right?!
It’s not realistic at all. I’m only 33. And I have three beautiful, wonderful, tiring, life sucking, amazing kids who challenge me every day to be the best person I can be. They challenge me to chase after my dreams even when I’m at my worst and believe that I’ll never achieve my goals.
Because some days…it really feels like I’m never going to achieve my goals or live out my life dreams. BUT! This year, I’m closer to achieving those goals than I was last year. And every day I work a little harder and do a little more to get to where I want to be in life.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is each day I am lucky to be able to work harder to achieve everything I want out of life because every day is not guaranteed. I am lucky to be turning 33 today. I am lucky to have my family and my amazing kids by my side. So yes, I may not have everything in the world but I’m lucky to have all that I do.
Annnd now…to my favorite internet finds from the week:
Spinach Artichoke Calzone. Need this in my life
One pan pizza pasta. The kids would love this
Naked Salmon Burgers. Perfect weeknight dinner
Lemon foldover coffee cake. Looks amazing
Summer vegetables with sausage and potatoes. Delicious
Roasted chicken, butternut squash, and guacamole rice bowls. Love in a bowl
10 Minute Italian chicken wraps. Perfect for lunch
BBQ Salmon BLT Salad. Amazing.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn. WHAAAT?! Need this.
Chicken Provencal. Must make
Pineapple Chili chicken skewers. Looks amazingly delicious