Sunday, January 27, 2013

Whistle While You Work

Today is a cleaning day. 
I've decided if I am going to be healthy, organized, and focused in school, I need to start with a clean and orderly environment.


I hate doing laundry here at school because I have to walk outside, 5 apartments down, into this dirty little room with one washer and two dryers from 1975, lime green walls, some guys nasty sneakers, and a constant pile of lint just next to the garbage can. (seriously guys...)

Best part about laundry day though? Clean sheets. OHHHH how I love thee.

Then it's on to vacuum, do the dishes, sweep the floor, cinderelly, cinderelly!

I might also add that this cleaning fit is partially due to the fact that my mom is visiting Tuesday and spending the night.
But once I have finished cleaning I will have to begin my studies and preparing for the week ahead. Gahhh It's almost February which means one month down....3 to go until graduation. 

Now, if only cleo would get her lazy bum out of bed to help....she's such a little free loader.

oh, but look at that little face... ^_^

to productive Sundays

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hopeless Wanderer

I made a new mix that I am in love with. It is also very fitting for this blog and those who follow.

to us

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Look

Ok, this is a good place to for me to begin my countdown to graduation. To me that means better grades, a better mind set, and a better body. 

This is my LAST semester of college. I need to make it count. No more of that "I'll do better next semester" horseshit. That's just as bad as saying "Diet starts Monday" with a mouth full of cake. Which leads me to my next point:

I have an average weight, which is fine, but I am more concerned with being physically fit. If only I could just return to my High School physique: Toned tennis arms and legs with sleek obliques. *sigh* Why didn't I wear more bikinis back then....Curse my insecure self...

Pinterest is seriously the greatest motivator to get in shape. I HATE going to a gym and not knowing how to do anything except run on a treadmill. Through pinterest I have found all these at home work outs solely for strength training! If you want to follow/repin my pins just click here!

I've spent the last week eating very healthy and watching my portions. So starting today I am beginning a serious workout regime. I want my tennis legs back in time for graduation...but without having to play tennis. (I am also sick of just being....squishy...).

Aside from strength training I would really like to get back into yoga. Considering I can bend forward about 20 degrees before my legs feel like the tendons will just snap I'd say it's time to do some serious stretching and easy, calming yoga poses. (seriously you guys...pinterest for that shit too)

I am also finding that I am awake until about 2:00am every school night (not much as changed since starting this blog obviously) therefore I need to relax my mind more and stop worrying so much about what to do after I graduate. 

So here we go. I am going to be updating fairly frequently from now on to help me stay focused (and vent about how I just want a fucking cupcake every so often)

Sooo...join me? or cheer me on? or just sit there with your delicious cakes and mock me or whatever.

to May 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

I Suck

My 3 day weekend is now officially over and I have successfully sat on my ass all weekend.

I made a To-Do list and it has remained untouched and unaccomplsihed.
I swear I can only work under pressure; so probably about 1 am is when I'll start my homework. I really need to work on just getting things done. EARLY.

Granted I have been very sick this weekend...but I think that is more of a cop-out to not get any of my work done. whatever. 

Let me tell you what this weekend consisted of:

  • Sleep
  • Hours of Always Sunny on Netflix
  • Benedryl. lots and lots of Benedryl (too broke for NyQuil)
  • Random acts of exercise that unequivocally amounted to nothing
  • Downloading of music
  • Made 3 new 8Tracks playlists
  • Hours on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and any other time consuming, inefficient internet site
  • Hours of my new TV addiction: "Girls" on HBO (so good)
so here I am, 6:22pm, 8am class in the morning, and I haven't. done. shit.

sometimes I hate myself.

to procrastination

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Start

 I decided to make a motivational playlist to help keep me on track for 2013 and the resolutions I've made up. Enjoy.

I guess I should share my resolutions so they seem a bit more official.

  • stay in touch.
  • stop focusing on weight loss and focus on being strong and healthy.
  • do well for my last semester. this is it. i'm done after this.
  • graduate
  • step outside my comfort zone
  • be proactive in my own life. say yes.
  • be kind.

I've put a lot on my plate, but I'd rather have lots of options.

to myself

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Holy Hell

It's been a while, hasn't it?

Considering I am home sick with a very bad cold, now is as good a time as any to get back into my blog. I swear I write in waves. Some weeks over flowing with thoughts. Some months gone without a single word. 

Is it too late to start a New Years resolution to write in here more often?

Well to start off I am back at school, taking 18 credits hours (full time entirely), and hoping that I will manage to graduate in May. FINALLY.

I just keep picturing me putting on that cap and gown, grabbing my diploma, and running for the hills. 5 years, 5 schools, countless shelves of text books, and thousands of dollars later I will finally have the proof that I have been educated: a little piece of paper. How wonderful.

Christmas and New Years were great. Much better than last year and both very relaxing and chill.
Does that mean 2013 will be awesome? I sure hope so!

Now it's time to work on my resume and cover letter to begin the job hunt. Only issue is that I don't want to go right into a job after school. (and frankly, I think the odds are in my favor). I want to travel. Backpack all over. I have my entire life to work. I'd rather see the world while I am young and able instead of going later in life. I have been looking into being an Au Pair in France now, though I am scared shitless of that endevour I think it can only benefit me.

French is so unnatural to me, as any language would be, but it makes me feel sooooo uncomfortable to speak it that I often let my grades suffer because of it, even though I know exactly what is going on in my French classes, I refuse to participate. Damn my timidness...

That is where my life is at this moment. I swear I will keep this posting thing up. I forget how stress relieving it can be to just write out all my thoughts that keep building up.

to 2013

p.s. I am currently reading The Hobbit and I don't know why I never read it sooner. It's wonderful.