Monday, November 30, 2009

Staycation Ahoy!

My first non-traveling, non-holiday, non-weekend time off from work in nearly 2 years! Last week, I kissed the old job good-bye and get to bid the new one hello in 8 days. After the roller coaster I've been on this past year, I think I deserve the breather!

I kicked off my Staycation with a lovely massage from a local massage school. Quite obvious that my masseuse was a student, but a rubdown is a rubdown and I enjoyed my full hour. At $30 a pop, I can afford to treat myself every so often.

Of course, I don't intend for the week to be a complete pamperfest. My Amazon.com shopping cart is only half full of the Christmas gifts I need to buy. My living space is STILL a mess--I pretty much gave up on it right after my last blog entry. There's much to research on my new job so I can go in thinking like a pro. I'd also like to look like one, which involves a bit of wardrobe shopping (darn).

My last goal on the list is to hit the gym in ways I don't typically do so. I've been an avid Zumba goer for several months. I enjoy it, but am aware that it's not the gateway to a magnificent bod. I'll be hitting up a Body Sculpting class that I didn't last 15 minutes in a few years back as well as a different Yoga session taught by a terribly frightening instructor. I'm not out to get the best body in the world, but I'd really like a toned bum and some physical stamina to boot!

It's near lunch for most people. For me, it's time for a shower to wake me up and get this Staycation started!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tidying Up

So I thought the majority of the mess in my bedroom was all the clean laundry I didn't fold. (sidenote: I don't mind washing clothes, but I DESPISE putting them away for some reason!) I've restocked my closet and feel much better about that, but for some reason I don't feel like it's opened up anything in here! Little piles of clutter EVERYWHERE! How does one come to live a clutter free life?!

I'm going through my things and trying to get rid of the obvious--clothes I don't wear, junk mail, old magazines, etc. I've got a pile of stuffed animals to donate to the police department (they keep them in their car for little kids).

Can I just pay someone money to come do a huge sweep of my room at get rid of all the clutter? It's in almost every corner. Pictures, awards, gifts I never gave, gifts I never cared to receive.

And then I just have little things with no place--headbands, jewelry, nail polish, candles.

I realize I make it sound like my small living space is absolutely terrible. It's not as bad as it sounds, I swear! This is just NOT my forte.

Oh well, back to work. Maybe I'll be able to de-clutter a corner without moving everything to the NEXT corner.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I Did It!

Only one direction to go from here and that's up! How many times can I thank the Lord for agreeing that I've endured enough? I kept telling myself that all of the no's or just flat out lack of responses meant that something better was out there waiting for me and I think I've found it.

I know that I'm about to bust into a whole new world of awesomeness. This is my chance to grow and shine with a cause I believe in and have so much passion for.

I'm way too excited to be able to sleep tonight!