I’m here, I’m well rested, I’m caffeinated. Let’s ride this train.
Rather than a post about cheap stuff, here’s a post about why I haven’t been posting about cheap stuff. Exactly what you came here for. You’re welcome.
August has been a packed month with lots of wedding planning, mini vacations, and working my booty off. I restrain myself from posting a lot of “life is freakin’ awesome!” tweets because no one wants to be that guy but lately, life is freakin’ awesome.
As I write this, my wedding is in 32 days. Excuse me while I hyperventilate. All the wedding magazines tell you to just have fun!!! while you’re planning this major event. I’m here to tell you they’re all in denial. It’s not fun. There’s no part of it that’s fun (ok maybe trying on dresses was fun.) It’s months of questions and decisions and money flying out of your bank account. Now, a month out, I can finally say I’m excited. The celebrations are beginning and it’s less about choosing napkin colors and more about spending time with people we don’t get to see often. And counting down the days until we’re on a beach in Aruba, there’s always that.
Our annual trip to Maine started with a quick 6 hour jaunt to the ER – my first! In case you didn’t know, kidney stones are super painful and super scary when it wakes you up at 3am unable to move. On our trip to Maine two years ago I attempted to climb the Beehive and couldn’t do it. Part of it was fear but most of it was the fact that I was so far out of shape I was huffing and puffing a few minutes in. I was determined to redeem myself this year and no kidney stone was going to hold me back. (Fast forward a few days when I’m back at the doctor finding out my low back is in spasm and I shouldn’t have gone hiking at all but shhhhh.)
I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this on the blog but I now work at a gym. Aside from my hours there as a Massage Therapist, I’ve become a full blown gym rat. I exercise regularly with a trainer, in classes, and solo, and get restless if I can’t. All this has built muscle (tickets to the gun show are on sale now), but more importantly confidence. I trust my body again. Does that sound weird? I went so long thinking “I can’t do that.” Spinning classes? Nope. Weight lifting? Nah. Climb a mountain? Definitely not an option. I do all three now, with enthusiasm.
Speaking of massage, I now feel fully transitioned into this new odd-houred career and I am LOVING it. Almost every shift I get a wave of “yes! This is what I’m meant to be doing!” and let me tell ya – that. is. awesome. There are some fun and exciting possibilities on the horizon, too. If you’re interested in following along, go over and LIKE my massage Facebook page.
How’ve you been, sweet readers?