Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Look, New Attitude

It's amazing what a little "me" time can do. Thats exactly what I did today after a less than thrilling Wednesday. I went to get my hair done, and I feel like not only did I get a new look, but it was like a therapy session.

It's amzing how you can walk in somewhere full of the days stress and leave like a new person. Some blonde highlights, a cut and blow dry and I feel like a whole new woman! I walked out of that salon and my whole mood was different.

I think it may be key for me right now. I need to remember to take care of myself, even if it is a little pampering. It can make all the difference in the world. I think I'm ready to take on the last 2 workdays and one more day of training before my 5K on Saturday (I'm hoping to PR, fingers crossed!)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Manic Monday...maybe not

Today was surprisingly not like a Monday. I was determined to approach the day with a sense of calm; not let the little things bother me, and keep calm no matter what the day seemed to bring. There were many trials though-work load, people at work, even the customers themselves. However, I managed to stay stress free. I'm determined to keep calm and hopefully that will affect my stress and headaches.

On top of that, I managed to get two workouts in today. I'm helping a friend train for her first 5K, so we've been meeting at 6:30 for morning runs. Then after work, I went to Timed Exercise (a new gym/bootcamp I've been going to) and did a 30 minute boot camp.

I dont know if it was the two workouts or my determination not to have a bad day, but either way what could have been a manic Monday, turned out to be pretty mundane; I'll take it!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Finding Myself

So lately, a certain someone who I happen to share my home with has been asking about my blogging. I'm not sure where his sudden interest came from, but for whatever reason it got me thinking...

I started by asking myself why I started this blog to begin with. I lost a friend 2 1/2 years ago, and running seemed to be the only thing I could control. With everything spinning out of control around me, the running kept me sane. I remember running and crying with every step. It was a release and as time goes on, running has become something I love and enjoy doing. It will always remind me of that tough time in my life, but back then thats what it was for me. I ran for my life and my sanity, and for a sense of control.

Now, I feel like I dont have much to say. I feel like I've lost my voice with this blog. Alot of time has passed and now running is something else. I'm at my goal weight, and I enjoy doing different races, but I dont need it for the same sense of control. So I'mnot sure what point this brings me to, except that now I'm trying to find my voice. I'm not sure what route this blog is going to take, but I'm determined to keep blogging and find out!

Monday, February 6, 2012

2012-New Year, New Leaf

So no excuses for the severe lack of blogging. Its a new year, time to turn over a new leaf.

I want to blog more, get frustrated less, and take adventures.

The year hasnt started with the greatest news, and I've felt like I've been in a funk. After a trip to Chicago, and a month of worry we finally got good news. So for now, I will take that and turn this new year around.

sorry for the short post-had to start somewhere!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I'm That Person...

Well, I've done it. I've become "that" person, the paranoid home buyer. This past weekend our cabinets and countertops were put in. As soon as we walked in on Saturday I knew they were wrong. The cabinets were not the height they were supposed to be and the counters were the wrong color. The bf tried to convince me otherwise, but nooo I could not be swayed. Instead, we had to drive 15 minutes out of the way to the home studio to look for myself at the options we selected back in March. I walked out relieved and defeated. I was wrong, of course I was. I have honestly forgotten the colors and selections we made 4 months ago because I was so worried the house wouldnt work out. Now, every week I convince myself something isnt right. I think this whole process has overwhelmed me and I need to enjoy it. Most of the hard stuff is done, I need to just wait for my closing date and be happy. I dont want to be "that" person, who is worried about everything and calling to check on things every 5 seconds. This week I will work on trying to be calm about the house, and enjoy every visit as it gets closer and closer to moving in and making it our home.

Now that I've aired my worries, and admitted that theres no reason for them, I feel better. I'm going to see the progress at the house tomorrow, so I'll get some pictures!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Wait Is Over!

Ahhhh, I can finally share the GREAT news!!

The bf and I finally got the word from the underwriter-we are approved for first our home loan!!!

I have been waiting for this call since March. From the constant back and forth with the loan counselor, from things looking good then bad, and now the approval we were waiting for.

We started looking at townhomes back in March. Our thought is that even with a home, we would have a yard which is constant up keep along with money. Right now with the bf still in school, we wanted a place that we could own, not one that would own us on the weekends. Thats how we decided on a townhome.

I immediately fell in love with our community as soon as we drove in. It has town homes, single family homes, a few pools, clubhouse, gym, even an elementary school. The community itself sold it. Then the prices along with the options to customize it OUR way and build it from the ground up was an offer we couldnt turn down. We thought it over for maybe a week and then put down our deposit. Ever since we have been paying off debts and saving our pennies. At this point, the house is in the dry wall phase. There are projecting closing on August 17th! This all seems surreal. We picked out our appliances, our cabinets, our floor-everything for our first home. I'm so excited and I'm so relieved to finally enjoy the process!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Still Waiting...

After finalizing everything with the loan counselor, all we are waiting for is the go ahead from the underwriter. She agreed everything looks good, and we just needed the final approval. So, as it sits, I'm playing the waiting game. Putting everything I have into savings, living off as little as possible, all in hopes that in August I will be closing on a home! The suspense is killing me!

Other than sitting on pins and needles, I had one glorious week off. Minus the few days of smoke (thanks a lot wildfires) I thoroughly enjoyed floating in the pool, sleeping in, and enjoying one or multiple margaritas! It was so nice to take a step back from work and just enjoy my days of having nothing to do. I also got to spend some much needed time with the bf. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary last Wednesday! I really cant believe we have been together 3 years. I woke up to breakfast in bed, which I've never had before. It was followed by a day of being little kids of Dave & Busters, lunch out, then a fancy pants dinner on the water at Charthouse. Overall, a great time. The whole week did my good. The bf and I reconnected, I soaked up some sun, and I feel rejuvenated in general.

I guess for this week I will go back to waiting...