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So, hello again

I’m the type of person who likes to be genuine and fully committed.  I  prefer to be honest and real in all that I do. So when I didn’t feel like blogging for almost two months, I didn’t force myself. I knew it would be pressed and come across as fake and I never want that to happen. I’m sorry for leaving you all so abruptly; it wasn’t planned, I promise. Maybe I just needed a break. I’m not sure what came over me. I thought about blogging almost daily. I opened my reader every few days and browsed through blogs, curious as to what was happening in all your lives. I smiled hugely when I saw new comments asking if I was ever coming back. I missed you all, but I still wasn’t ready to jump back in. Then tonight, unexpectedly, I was filled with motivation and the desire to write. So, hello again.

I really cannot believe how much time has passed. There is so much I want to share with you.

Did you know that I got back together with The Boy after my last post? Did you know that we dated for almost  a month, he was perfect, and then he broke up with me again? Did you also know that I’m not nearly as heartbroken as the first time (perhaps because I guarded my heart more securely this time around) and honestly, I’m not  entirely surprised at how things have turned out?

Did you know that I’ve been working crazy long days, but loving almost every minute of my job? Seriously, I have the best co-workers and I am so thankful to work for such an amazing company. I love that I get to impact the lives of children and adolescents on a daily basis and see their relationships with their families improving. Amazing.

Did you know that I’ve had a conversation or two with C over the past few weeks? It was the first time I was able to talk openly with him about The Boy and he was honest enough to give me his opinion and point of view about the situation. He explained how he felt that I “quickly become emotionally attached” in relationships which “can be a good thing, or a terrible thing in the wrong hands”… and that “because of [my] past, those feelings mean more to [me] than most people”. Umm… exactly. That guy knows me so well. Before we hung up I was sure to thank him profusely for a free therapy session.

Did you know that I’ve made some major progress on my 101 in 1001? Well I have and you should go check it out.

So let’s review, shall we? Since I last blogged, I got back together with the boy, had a few weeks of bliss, was broken up with again, began moving on, spent many long hours at work, and re-focused my attention on myself.  I’ve spent my days doing what I need to be happy. I’ve begun reading a new book, I’ve explored new music, I’ve talked to friends, I’ve drank wine, and I’ve run a few extra minutes past my goal on the treadmill. I’ve been trying to empower myself. Things are good. So… what’s new with you?


A Vlog: Some Major Life Changes

So much has happened over the last few days that it would take forever to write about it all. And a vlog is just easier.

In case you don’t feel like watching the whole thing (or are too lazy to click out of your reader to my actual blog…):

  • I bought a car. It’s so pretty and shiny and black!
  • I took the National Counselor Exam and passed. Woo!
  • I looked at apartments and found nothing. Boo.
  • I met a new roommate through Craigslist… and he’s really cute!
  • I saw Jason Mraz in concert. So much fun!
  • I started packing away my life in boxes… again.
  • I begin the moving process tomorrow. Kind of excited…
  • And my 25th birthday is on Sunday! Yay!

So yes, life had been crazy hectic. I hope to get back to regular blogging soon, but for now you can enjoy five minutes of my rambling.

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#52 and #86 and Training for a 5K

When I created my 101 in 1,001 I didn’t realize how quickly it would change my life.

I have now begun setting goals, formulating plans for the bigger tasks, and brainstorming about how and when to fit each item on the numbered list into my life. And over the past four days I have managed to cross two items off my list! Hooray!

My friends and family are also helping me stay excited about my list. After telling them about the 101 in 1,001 challenege I was lent a new cookbook for attempting new recipes and was given an invitation for a cruise next summer. I was also reminded that I vowed to run a 5K next Saturday. Which means I should probably start “training” now. But more on that later.

I attacked my first item Saturday morning when I woke up before my alarm at 6:51am. The plan was to meet my friends for a short hike before the hot Texas sun become too unbearable. I say a short hike because the trail is only 3 miles. But it’s full of hills and creeks and twists and turns. It’s a lot fun, especially with two young dogs along for the adventure. And now I can cross 1/5 of item #52 off my list.

Saturday evening I had plans to watch the UT/LMU game with friends. I decided this was the perfect occassion to whip out the new cookbook and master some new recipes. I made Yum Yum Brownies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. (Both recipes require only a box of cake/brownie mix and a can of pumpkin! Which technically, I know it’s really master of all difficult cooking, but it’s okay!) If you’re all about the quick-and-easy/partially healthy and delicious desserts, you must try these! So good! And they got raving reviews from my friends. 2/52 item #86, crossed off.

But back to the 5K. Seriously, I haven’t run more than a mile… ever. Which means I will be doing a lot of walking come Saturday. I also need to remember to update my ipod and make a motivating  playlist. Any recommendations?? I don’t want to be that girl lagging behind everyone else and looking like a sweaty dog. So please, help me with any tips, advice, and energizing running songs!

Until then, I’m going to get my butt in gear and go for a quick run around the block. Training begins… NOW!