There’s something about getting up real early. About starting off on the right foot. Whether or not today’s early morning rise was due to the fact I was unable to sleep since 4am & decided I might as well get up and do something.. It was sure a great, productive, and ultimately a fulfilling day.
Started off getting all my reading done before getting ready this morning. That was nice, and more helpful than hitting the library after class. Also finished up my Excel Project which was sweet to check off my to do list. Taking my time & actually able to fully get ready was a definite change. Left for work way early, making it peaceful to not have to worry about traffic. Sweet sounds from my new Autumn playlist made the commute extra enjoyable. Got my favorite parking spot to back Sophia into. And scrolled on into work. Focusing more on work stuff since I didn’t have to worry about classwork on my break.
After work, I was able to snag a cute bench outside one of the school buildings and enjoy a little of the absolutely gorgeous day while finally getting to read in my ‘just for fun’ book [twyla tharp. the creative habit.]before class. Been struggling to find time to read in my personal reading, since I always feel like I should be reading or studying for classes. But man, let me tell you! Being all caught up and ahead of assignments for class sure makes them a lot less stressful [I know common sense, but this semester is one of the first times that’s happened.] Makes a world of difference!!!
Then instead of picking up the dinner to go, as I hate eating in somewhere by myself. I decided that I wanted to eat in & was accompanied by awesome words of my book But a fun change. Was looking forward to popping out this blog every since I hopped in the car to leave campus! And now that I’ve written it, gotta fill out my answer for the ‘Q&A a day’ journal [Q&A Journal] and I am gonna throw in the towel on one successful day!
I can only hope that come tomorrow, at the crack of dawn… my love and joy of a proactive early starting day will win out over my love of staying all cuddled up in my amazing bed until…. the… last…. possible… minute….
guess we will see….
I fear that my birthday and the start of new habits came at the worse time. I had just got myself into a good routine and now I feel like I’m already slipping off the bandwagon.
This week has been a lot of things to say the least, lots of things going on up inside the brain & lots of overwhelming feelings as well with random ones of course!
♥ I am in love with writing on this blog now. It’s so fun and such an outlet, every time I hit publish on a post I smile. It’s exciting to just get my thoughts down.
♥ After wearing a bow in my hair on sunday, I’m quite upset with myself for not wearing them more often. I forgot how much I adore them
♥ After awhile of being without any pets, we’ve finally gotten another kitten. It’s into everything, like really. I had to pop the hood & get it out from underneath that in my car yesterday :-\ Not the best place for it to hide.
♥ Baseball season started. Woot Woot! I love baseball season. Getting a pop up on my phone about the home run Mr. Derek Jeter hit put lots of smiles on my face! Hopefully I’ll be able to make it to some local games this year
♥ Reading the blogs I follow in the am are the highlight of my day. They’re so inspiring, I learn so much from them, & sometimes I feel like they have typed exactly what I needed to hear.
♥ Shopping for scrapbook stuff for ProjectLife is now one of my favorite things to do.
♥ There’s been a lot to happen in the past month that has brought a lot of closure to things that felt like they were still effecting me. That’s felt good to not necessarily to let it go, but just let it be part of my past.
♥ I can’t go a day without listening to Lee Brice’s ‘A Woman Like You’ song… literally have listened to it multiple times a day since I fell in love with it a few weeks back! “You know I get sick deep-sea fish in’ and you make the best fried chicken. I got a hopeless golf game. I love the sound of your name. I might miss that old green ‘Nova, but I love watchin’ you do yoga. I’d take a gold band on my hand overbeing a single man..” Favoritepart
♥ I’m super duper, extremely, horrifically, upset about not going to the NHRA 4-wide race this weekend. Like sad. Really sad. I have been really looking forward to going for awhile now. Definitely sucks.
♥ I WON!!!! A Project Life kit from this sweet blog !!! I never win anything hardly!!! But I won I’m still oh so super excited. Definitely made my friday, fo sho!
♥ I came across an awesome quote on Natalie’s sweet blog that hit home. ‘Strive for progress, not perfection.’ via I have been trying to go from 0 to 100 in one swoop. I need to step back & remember that you’ve got to start somewhere. And it’s not going to be perfect the first time around.
♥ Allergies. Allergies. Need I say more? It’s been one of the absolute worst years in a long time for mine. It brings me back to my ridiculous childhood days of dealing with all this mess. And nothing helps. About to go get the shot that the father & brother got. #goawayplease
♥ Gorgeous afternoons spent sipping coffee, writing on here, and working on project life are the best days!! So relaxing and nice. And unlike last week where I stayed ahead during the week, I’ve got a lot to do today!!!
Hope everyone has an amazing saturday!!
It’s amazing at what a long relaxing day and a hot shower can conjure up in one’s mind. I have never been big on new year’s resolutions. Mainly because a new year is not needed to make changes, if they are important they should be enforced reguardless. With that said 2011 in a whole, wasn’t exactly a great year for me. In fact I can go ahead and say it was the worst year. Not to sound dramatic or anything… heh. But after that I’ve sure got to hold some kind of hope that twenty-twelve has something better, or at least just not worst than it’s predecessor. The whole cliche’ looking and reflecting back on the year has made me come across somethings…
one. I have never been an overly emotional person before. Well… I am, however I have so many I just try to bundle them up inside. I keep them inside myself, deal with them, and let them pass. I have done a ‘pretty’ good job at that up until this past year. Then life came and piled one thing, after another, after another at my door step. Of course in attempt to not be out-staged, topped itself off with an extremely upsetting event. After that I had no clue what to do or how to get up from everything. I never thought I could feel that much, then of course I felt bad for feeling everything, and tried to reach out. I didn’t find as much as I thought I would. I guess that’s where I’m getting with this… I need to accept that when I haven’t really asked for that kind of support before, it’s not their fault that some didn’t really know how to give it to me. I have been totally and extremely appreciative for the few that did, it really has meant everything. Really. Thank you. But I’ve kinda been angry with the couple that didn’t. I guess it’s because, although I have no idea why, I thought they would understand most. And I need to let go of that. That’s the key to getting through. The wonderful phrase that keeps coming up in my life, “it is what it is, and it ain’t what it ain’t.” I have to stop expecting things to change from what they’ve always been. I got through it then, and I am finally starting to realize I am going to get through it now.
two. I’ve always had a plan for life. Everything that was important to me and everything that I wanted to accomplish in the next five years. With everything changing and being shaken up so much lately I’m left with complete uncertainty. That’s terrifyingly hard for me to swallow. With where I am at now, there doesn’t really seem like there’s a path avaiable to take me where I want to go. So that’s what 2012 will be. A year to figure out another path. I need to accept that just because I’m not a hundred percent sure exactly where to go doesn’t mean I’ve failed. Things have changed. It didn’t feel like a good thing at the time. A terrible thing actually. But maybe I should start to look at it as if it is. It’s just put me in a difference place. I’ve just got to adapt. In the words of a great friend’s favorite quote, “Not all who wander are lost.” I’m not lost. I’ve just got to rebuild and restructure the path….
Whew. It already feels better and a huge relief to get that out. I’ll save number three for later just kidding, there isn’t a number three. Boy, I love writing it all out. Sure puts it into perspective a little better.
Oh, and I know what you’re thinking…your disappointment… a whole post and I didn’t mention anything about Sopiha. I know you are sad & I don’t want to upset. So i’ll go ahead and mention that Sophia turned 1 month old today hehe. You’re welcome.
2011 you are over with. 2012 you have just begun and you are a blank page… in the words of another good friend ” 2012 you better bring it!” and I mean it!
[ not to sound cliche' or anything & in a Mario voice ] “Here We Go..”