Life’s dilemmas

I’m four days into my 365 Project and still feeling fairly motivated. Today, I took pictures three separate times. The hard part, it turns out, is deciding which single picture I’ve taken on a given day that I should use for the project. Today, my favorite picture is the one I took of the wine selection at PCC. On the other hand, I want to remember the house near ours that always decorates with an awful number of blue lights at Christmas time. They are so into blue that they even change out the bulbs in their driveway lamps:

I will continue to wrestle with this dilemma throughout the year, sort of in the same way I wrestle with the question “If you were on a desert island and could only take one album, what would it be?” (How was that for a segue?) My cop out solution is a mix tape. Of course, what I’d put on the mix tape is still another dilemma. It is vitally important to have a personal soundtrack for many different occasions. How could one mix tape possibly fit the bill for the rest of my life?! Ack!

Since I don’t have to solve the problem now, I’ll simply offer the following collection that I like to put on my iPod when I’m going for a run. (Running is so mind-numbingly boring, that I need some continued motivation in the form of a catchy tune and a good beat.) If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to exercise more, this might fit the bill. It’s definitely a girl-power mix with a few guilty pleasures thrown in for fun. Enjoy!

2 comments for “Life’s dilemmas

  1. Anne
    January 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Your little jogging mix tape might just actually get me up and running. . . for real. I need to do something, want to do something, and a goal, a buddy, and a good mix tape might just do the trick. 1 down, 2 to go.

    • Carry
      January 7, 2011 at 7:12 am

      A goal, eh? How about signing up for a 5k run? Or even something more ambitious like a half-marathon? Then you’d have some external motivation to create and stick to a training plan. (I have two good friends who are not particularly athletic, with full time jobs and kids. They would have good advice for how you could successfully accomplish whatever goal you pick, if you were interested in talking to them.)

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