Another bang to start the week thanks to Healthy Diva Eats. I am trying to really stay positive to start this week. This link up is such a reminder that practice is necessary when things are rough or a little tougher than usual. Jumping right in…
Marvelous…. that it has been a month since I have graduated from college and little over three weeks since starting ‘real life’ in DC. Where has the time gone? It is crazy to think this is my third week on the job, fourth week in DC, fourth week away from home. It has been a rocky road but I am here. That counts for something right?
Marvelous… that the housing interview vent yesterday made me feel a tad better. Yet I am still torn and still unsure of what to do. Granted I don’t have a lot of time to decide once I get there notice. My parents think I should hold off but then I worry if I am giving up an affordable place to live. Woof.
Marvelous… that there is no cup of coffee that can’t fix a one hour night sleep. Yep, I saw the clock change every hour until finally at 530 I just got up to go running. No idea why I couldn’t sleep at all.
Marvelous… I have been scouring blogs and posts for new sources of protein. I think that is what is making me feel so run down. I think upping my protein intake is going to make me feel 100x better but I know I need to get creative with this, make the protein affordable and convenient. I went grocery shopping yesterday and while it was tough, I tried to push my comfort zone. I was frustrated last time I came back feeling I got nothing I truly enjoyed, I didn’t want that to happen again.
Marvelous… the blogger meet up happening next Saturday in DC is on its way to growing numbers. I am so lucky to have such a great community that wants to meet crazy people like me. You don’t understand, I am literally counting down the days. (Oh.. now I even have some swag to hand out thanks to a company!)
Marvelous… that I am in dire need of FOUR guest bloggers for July 8th – 13th when I will be on the training trip to California with my company. I know I will probably be able to blog BUT I would rather not be stressing out about it. This will be the first round of guest posters I have ever done. Exciting landmark people, I’m on the move.
Marvelous… I found a brand new running route yesterday. I always experiment on the weekends when I am not on a schedule to find a route that fits a good time and mileage so that during the week I can just run it knowing I won’t be late.
Marvelous… that talking to my mom has been a relief. She has been so comforting. I think she feels me struggling just in my voice. We one of the most heart warming conversations yesterday where she told me to not stress about apartments. She said that of course dad and her would be able to help me out a bit and loan me money if need be for a short period until I get my footing. She comforted me by saying she was praying for me and confident I would find my place in DC. Gosh, I love moms. Even more surprising, my dad was even nicer to talk to. That never happens. I think they are both just worried about me. Luckily, they will be coming down to go apartment hunting the third weekend in July. Boo yay!
Marvelous… I saw Brave and while the movie was not as good as I had hoped it would be, the mother daughter relationship was phenomenal. I was so glad a movie highlighting that special bond was made for kids. I almost cried after the movie just feeling so blessed that I knew I had that relationship with my mom, the one where I would do all it took to mend that bond. A huge part of my recovery motivation was to build back up the relationship I had with my mom.
Marvelous… that I am having an Alex night this Friday. I haven’t had a night by myself in quite a while. I need those, real bad. My roommates fiancé is in town and because I am working friday instead of taking it off (yep… I voluntarily gave up a my flex Friday, newbie suck up move I would call it), I thought I would deserve a night relaxing in the apartment with hopefully cable and some trashy tv.
So much thanks should be given to this community, all its members that make each post we all write feel so welcomed.
Off to work!
Questions: What is marvelous about your Monday? What is your motivation when times get tough? How have you let yourself have a ‘you’ day?