1. Being a Fur-parent
Something about owning a dog is so special. I love my big 95 lb lap dog of a black lab. He listens when I talk and cuddles me when I am feeling a little blue. He gives the best kisses and always helps me pre-wash the dishes before I put them in the dishwasher. Having a dog is like having a best friend who you don’t have to impress or buy fancy gifts for. Moving hundreds of miles away from my family has been hard on me and the transition has been made a little bit easier with my furbaby by my side.
2. Setting a goal
I am running a half marathon. I can and I will cross that finish line after 13.1 miles and jump for joy because I did it. This item has been on my bucket list for 6 years now. I have come close to doing it before, but life always seems to get in my way, but now I have the time I have the energy and there is nothing stopping me. Setting a goal that seems so far out there that there is no way you can ever achieve it is crazy, but it is also a part of life. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other to reach those crazy goals and I am going to put one foot in front of the other for 13.1 miles, then I am going to indulge in the most amazing cheeseburger on the face of the planet.
When my husband and I were first dating we would drive out to this old winery in town that had burned down and park out in the middle of a huge field and stare at the stars. We would cuddle up in his truck bed with blankets and just watch the twinkling lights above us for hours. Sometimes we would talk about everything life was throwing at us and sometimes we would just lay there quietly enjoying the silence. When we got married we moved to the city and the stars disappeared in the city lights. We didn’t have time to drive hours out of the way to find a field dark enough for us to look at the stars, but now we live in the country again and the stars are beautiful. My husband and I know now that if we can’t see the stars at night we aren’t truly where we are suppose to be.
4. Bison Tacos
My mouth waters just thinking about bison tacos from a food truck that would be at my work place every Thursday afternoon. These tacos are the most wonderful creations on the face of the planet. They are full of flavor and you will find yourself licking the plate before you can stop yourself. There were times when I had to stop myself from ordering 10 of them to take home and freeze. The best part about these tacos was that if you wanted them on any other day but Thursday you had to find the truck. The food truck would be at festivals, parks, events any where, and you would have to drive all over town discovering these new places and events to get these amazing tacos.
5. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Have you ever taken your friends to lunch or to coffee, and when the bill came you laid your money down and said “Don’t worry it’s on me.”? Doesn’t it just make you feel like the coolest, most adult person in the whole world? Think about doing that for thousands of kids with cancer every day. Walking into their treatment room and laying down your card and saying “Don’t worry it’s on me.” It has to be the most amazing feeling in the entire world! I had the privilege to work for one of the top charities in the entire world and be a part of telling children that they would never pay a single penny for their treatment. It costs almost 2 million dollars a day for St. Jude to keep its doors open, and the hospital is thriving day in and day out.
Kourtney is a Kentucky girl who now lives in Mississippi. She recently got married and is loving every minute of her new life. You will find Kourtney out pounding the pavement most days, training for her half marathon this May, and other days you can find her cuddled up on the couch with her black lab puppy, Tug. She is new to the blogging world with her own lifestyle blog Sincerely, Kourtney. You can also follow her on Instagram!