Saturday, January 8, 2011

A few more hours to go

4 hours and 9 minutes to go until I am DONE with the tshirt shop!!! Wildly excited. If it weren't for the incredible blizzard outside I would celebrate and raise hell tonight but no, looks like my Seattle wine and finishing Sandman Slim will dominate my evening. Plan to hit the gym after work though - determined to be healthier come summer. Not to fit in a bikini or anything silly like that - just be healthy. I need to make a meal plan out for this week. I don't think I need any groceries but I just need to figure out what to cook.

The sun is shining. It's amazing the dramatic difference sunlight has on my mood. It's incredible how when it shines I feel lifted and lighter than air. But then the clouds come back and the lethargy sets in once more and there are anvils on my eyelids and shoulders. The snow is pretty though...

Can't wait to venture to Grand Rapids to spend a weekend writing. I think I'll have to wait until spring and the roads and rivers thaw a bit but looking forward to it nonetheless.

Will check in again when I'm down to one and a half jobs (instead of 3). Oh joyous last day. Thank you for being an easy one.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Snowy day

Winter is wearing on me. I am so sick of the cold. Entertaining dreams of moving somewhere warm when I graduate. Went to a show last night and it really made me want to do more things out of the ordinary. I was so excited to drive 4 hours to just hear a great band play. I would like to venture out of this area this year to try other new things - I'd love to kayak this year. I'd also love to visit North Carloina because EVERYONE says how incredible it is and I simply must see for myself.
I officially have 8 hours left at the t-shirt shop and I could not possibly be more excited! The thought of having my evenings and every Saturday off sounds too good to be true! What will I do with my time you ask? Well, that remains to be seen doesn't it? I promise to let you know when I do. Having the option is something that thrills me more than anything else.
I wish you all the options for happiness.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Where do we go from here?

I want to run away again. Everything is a disappointment. My ability to control the atmosphere is too weak. I cannot be cheerful enough tonight to make it all better. You'll have to find someone else.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Jury's still out

Good morning! Enjoying Seattle-bought coffee, chicken apple sausage and almond butter/honey wheat waffles. MMMM. It's 11:07am, January 1, 2011. There have been a lot of ups and downs this year and the jury's still out on whether or not the good outweighed the bad. Perhaps its best not to judge, but celebrate what was good. So here are a few things looking back that I truly enjoyed:

1. Finally visited Seattle - and it was as incredible as we dreamed it would be.
2. Discovered again my love for learning, my fall class awakened why I love literature.
3. Reconnected with my brother, here's to a year of nurturing that relationship.
4. Celebrated my very first anniversary with a boy. Another example of ups and downs but I'm glad I'm beginning this year with him.
5. Fell in love with cooking again.
6. Joined a gym I love.
7. Quit a job. One of the biggest struggles of the year but the final decision will result in my greatest happiness.
8. Found my biggest fault and since then, tried everyday to tell the truth and not embellish on others faults To hide my own.
9. Started blogging!
10. Embraced the not so silly dream of making jewelry. Intend to take a class this spring.

There is so much more but time will not allow. I hope you all had an amazing 2010 and although the good may not outweigh the bad, it's our attitude towards the whole that makes us eager to leap into the next year! So on the count of three:
One, two, three, JUMP!