New Balance launched a campaign called “Letters To My Future Self”. The goal of the campaign is to highlight the goals and values that drive the decisions that guide your journey. They asked me to write a letter to my future self and I was really excited to participate. I always try to think about how my past has impacted my present and how I want to live in the future. I was a little hesitant to get so personal in the beginning part of the letter but I feel that portion of the letter really helps me remember how I used to feel and things I’ve been through. Keep on reading to see my letter and I encourage you to write your own! Check out more from others here!
This isn’t a really long post but something I’ve been wanting to share my feelings on.
In the past, I have been called about 3 times for jury duty but only had to go there once and didn’t actually have to participate. I got a letter a few months ago that I might be called in for jury duty for today. I remember when I was in college I thought jury duty was such an interruption to my life and a waste of my time. I could be working or spending time doing something that seemed more important to me.
Then my mindset changed.
I met a friend who had to go to court because she was a victim of sexual assault. She had told me how she also thought that jury duty was a pain until she had to be there for a case that involved her. She told me how she wanted people on the jury who were good people who could give their good judgment on the case. It hurt her when she heard people getting frustrated about serving their civic duty because if there aren’t the good people on the jury, a case like hers might not be seen in the true light.
Now when I get my call for jury duty, I remember my friend’s story and remember that I could be helping someone like her by serving on the jury. Although this may sound kind of silly–also watching Making a Murderer and The Night Of made me think of how important. What if for some reason you were charged of something–would you want a fair trial?
I didn’t have to go in for my jury duty today, but if I get called again, I’ll gladly serve.
What are your thoughts on jury duty?
We don’t typically see a lot of movies but Dave wanted to see Hell or High Water. We actually went to go see a 4:35 pm show but got there late and it was sold out. The later show ended up being packed (and I think also sold out) but we purchased our tickets right after we missed the 4:35 show.
I’m not by any means a movie critic but I’ll give my two cents. I thought it was interesting, filmed well and I liked the characters. It wasn’t my favorite movie and I won’t watch it again, but it was nice to do something different on a weekend.
Speaking of watching things…Dave and I also started a new show that my friend recommended, Stranger Things. I know some people don’t like to watch TV but Dave and I like to have our shows together and typically watch them after everyone else has seen them all! It’s kind of nice though because then we can watch an episode every night!
Over the years a few shows we watched after everyone else were The Wire, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Homeland. We watched Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul and Silicon Valley pretty much when everyone else was out. We are currently working on Mad Men and Mr. Robot.
Oh…ONE MORE thing…I also tried a NEW sundae type. Dave and I ordered The Scoop n Scootery for the second night in a row 😬. I usually get their Tyrian sundae (cookie dough frozen yogurt, crumbled waffle cone, banana and homemade cinnamon whipped cream). I decided to stray from my norm and try their apple cinnamon sundae (vanilla frozen yogurt, cinnamon toast crunch, apple and homemade whipped ream).
What shows are you watching? Have you seen any movies lately?
I haven’t really been focusing on my blog, but I have been wanting to get back into it. I was reminded by The Runner Bean’s post Does Blogging Everyday Increase Your Blog Stats? that I set a 30 before 30 goal for myself to blog 30 days in a row. Although increased blog stats are always nice, it’s not my main motive. I miss connecting with the fitness world via my blog and want to get back into it. Nothing is really stopping me from writing. I just haven’t really been sure what to write about. I wanted to do something to kick start my blog writing vibes and a 30 day challenge will do that. I know that doing something consistently makes it easier to make it a habit again. Just because I’m already 30, doesn’t mean I should just give up on my goal…and that’s why I decided to go for it this August!