Thursday, January 8, 2009


Today I have had lots of things to inspire me. I got a new movie yesterday, so I dragged my elliptical into the living room (currently the home for our television) and ran three miles while watching Miss Austen Regrets. *I know three miles is nothing to most of you, but I who am completely out of shape, am quite proud of myself for having the motivation to do it.* I have to say, Jane Austen has always inspired me. I think of all the characters she has written about, and out of all of them the one I want to be the most is Elizabeth Bennett. Not that money is the only thing that could induce me to love a man (my husband is living proof of that) but she is so happy and laughs at the world, and so witty. I want to be her. Too bad my oldest sister already is her, so I can just aspire to be my oldest sister.

Next, I was reading the Nienie Dialogues blog, and she ALWAYS inspires me. She is an amazing woman who has found pure and simple joy in her life as a wife and mother. Her life seems like the Happily Ever After that we all want. I want to be the best wife and mother that the world has ever known... but the world already knows Stephanie Nielson, so I can aspire to be her... or second place.

While on my treadmil I remembered that a long lost friend from school contacted me not to long ago and informed me that I had won a contest (YAY!) and I am now the proud owner of a photography package. She is going to take my family portrait whenever and wherever I want. Thinkging about that I realized that two years ago we had a frightfully cold winter. Especially in Logan. As it was so cold, and I only had a short sleeved dress, we decided to forgo wedding pictures at the Temple. We always meant to get pictures there that summer, but as I was about 7 months pregnant, there was no way I would fit into my wedding dress again, so... here we are coming up on our two year anniversary and still no Temple pictures. I am now motivated to fit into my dress once again so I can get those pictures (Thank you friend!) I know I can do it because my little sister had a baby and six months later she was down to a size four. Not fair! But I can see that it is possible. So, I am now aspiring to be my little sister... kind of.

With all this motivation going around, I almost feel guilty for blogging, but that is because of all the wonderful blogs I read, it motivates me to become a better bloger. To be better at documenting my life (since I am terrible at keeping a journal). I want people to be inspired and (should I say it?) motivated when they read my blog. So, hopefully in some way or another I can motivate you all in some aspect of your life.

Let's all raise a glass (of water, we all need to drink more water) to motivation, and getting things done!


Familia Morales said...

Wow! Lately my biggest motivation has been to make it all the way to bedtime with my sanity intact. I'll drink some water to more motivation. Have fun with the elliptical!

Tawni said...

I AM motivated when I read your blog! And I think 3 miles is great! I used my parents' elliptical a few weeks ago and did 2 miles and I was pretty proud of myself.

Noodle said...

your my hero to do three miles. I'm trying to figure out how to get on my tred mill with out sammy getting injured. Everything I do she wants to do. And last year one of my friends little girl got the worst road rash from the tredmill it kinda scares me.