6 Jul

Things just went up a notch.

Although there was nothing really wrong with my routine, I wasn’t slacking off or purposely missing opportunities. But it just so happens that I got one of the greatest reminders to just go for it. And let me tell as a mom, you sometimes forget to just go for it. Between being a referee, maid, dishwasher, clothes folder, taxi driver, Lego Master Builder, and tea party goer I tend to forget things. Lack of sleep does that. You need little reminders here or there.

I got a big one this week. A 20-foot one. A couple of 20-footers actually, courtesy of The Discovery Channel and Shark Week.


Shark Week is back! It’s back baby!

Image by Tony Sacco/Discovery Channel.

Image by Tony Sacco/Discovery Channel.

I can’t tell you how excited I am that the Great Whites, Megamouths, and Makos are back. Not that they ever left the coast or that I’d want to run into one at the beach, but just exploring the power, strength, and mystery of this beast is pretty amazing. All you ever wanted to know about sharks is brought to you with an amazing scare-the-crap-out-of-you soundtrack this week. It’s Discovery Channel’s SuperBowl and I’m watching. I love the fact that I can get so close to the shark and watch it attack and even though I’m not even in the water I’m still freaked out. Marine Biologist and abalone divers rock.

You know, I had no idea Mondays were gonna be this good

First it started off with the return of America Ninja Warrior, which got my entire family pumped up and creating obstacles and physical challenges every chance we got. It definitely boosted our fitness lifestyle.

Then I found out that AMC had created Mobster Mondays! I couldn’t believe it just when I thought that Mobster Week had ended, AMC came back with this amazing drama featuring Lucky Luciano.

But the awesomeness of Mondays didn’t stop there. Discovery Channel brought Shark Week back, and along with discoveries of this powerful beast, it also reminded me to live every week with Shark Week intensity, enthusiasm, fearlessness, and presence. I’ve got to bring it out in myself and not wait for something to make me feel that I way, because I’ve got this.

I’ve got this.

I am so grateful for the reminder.

It’s not like I’ve forgotten. I’ve had my seize-the-day moments and relax-and-enjoy-the moments last month, but what a way to continue that momentum into July.  The countdown is on to the big 4-0. Got twenty days before I hit that milestone and there were times this year where I’ve felt anxious, sad, and concerned about hitting that mark, worried about career goals and life expectations and where I should be with all that. But small victories, tiny happy moments, and small steps seem to help me flick the switch and get back on the positive track.

And Shark Week?

Dude that was a great reminder to keep the light on and keep going.




9 Responses to “Dunnnnn-DUN Dunnnn-DUN Dunnn-DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN”

  1. 1pointperspective July 7, 2015 at 4:15 AM #

    It’s also Man of War month at the Jersey shore. I may be sticking to the pool if things don’t change by vacation time.

    • The Guat July 10, 2015 at 2:35 PM #

      Man of War? I have never hear of that. Is it like a battle to the death and winner takes home a shark or a tanning bed? Shark Week is crazy! Learning that some of them like to come back and relive their Jaws moments every two years. Don’t go surfing next year.

  2. cravesadventure July 7, 2015 at 5:56 AM #

    Between Shark Week and the new show based on James Patterson’s book called Zoo I will be having nightmares while I sleep – Sharks, Lions, Baboons – Oh My!

    Happy Watching – Happy Week – Enjoy 🙂

    • The Guat July 10, 2015 at 2:37 PM #

      Duuuuuuude yes! Sometimes the animal world is vicious and badass, keeps us on our toes.

  3. susielindau July 7, 2015 at 8:08 AM #

    It’s a great day for watching television. It’s gray and misting. Weirdest weather ever!!!
    I have been so busy, I haven’t even watched Wimbledon! I will check out Shark Week. Maybe take in a little Sharknado!
    About your 40th? ENJOY!!!! You are so young and beautiful and have the most fun personalty. Plan a big celebration!

    • The Guat July 10, 2015 at 2:39 PM #

      Awwwww. Thanks Susie! Trying to definitely enjoy it and not worry so much. Shark Week definitely helps out with that, I’m a total TV Nerd. But I love it. Sad that it’s almost at the end, but Sharknado will definitely make up for it. Too funny they were on the cover of a TV Guide over here.

      • susielindau July 10, 2015 at 8:52 PM #

        Bo Derek was interviewed about the movie. She must have produced or directed it. Ha!

  4. brickhousechick July 7, 2015 at 8:20 PM #

    Guat, I’ve been watching Shark Week as well (except on Monday when I watched two hours of The Bachelorette). My husband knows the guru of shark research who does a lot of his tagging on Cape Cod. In fact, the week we were there (last week) there were several great whites spotted along the beaches we frequent. The same ones are coming back from last year. Craziness!!! Oh, and I watched part of the movie Jaws today. 🙂

    • The Guat July 10, 2015 at 2:43 PM #

      Jaws is awesome! For a long time. I was like I’m not getting in the water until they told me the movie didn’t take place in California . And how AWESOME is it that you guys know the shark guy that tags them … That’s an awesome guy to meet at a party or whatever…you know they ask, so what do you do for a living and he’s like I tag sharks. Dude! Nice! But the only thing not nice is you and Susie killing me with this bachelor business, killing me! But as long as you got time for Shark Week then it’s all good. 🙂

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