*brushes dust off of blog* …Is this thing on?
Hello lovely readers! Time for a long, long, looooong overdue update!
Let’s see, when we last left our heroine, she was writing notes to herself about her weight and extolling the virtues of fat free half and half, so why don’t we start there? My weight is good! I’m down to 207 pounds, at last weigh-in. I’ve been stalled there for about three weeks, so I’m going to have to start going to the gym and going back to basics on my food to try and kick the metabolism back into gear. I’ve been drinking protein shakes for breakfast and eating light for lunch/dinner, so I’m on the right track. Back in February, I signed up for a gym membership, but due to unforseen circumstances, I’ve only been once
or twice, so I need to get back into that habit. Healthy eating will only get you so far!
The job situation has been….tenuous, to say the least. I was let go at the beginning of February. I’m not going to speculate or dwell on the why/how of the situation; suffice it to say, it sucked. I sunk into a deep depression for pretty much the entirety of February–luckily, it’s a short month, but it wasn’t a good time. I didn’t do much of anything besides sleep and loaf around the apartment, sending out resumes and not hearing back. I was passed over for at least one position, and that didn’t help things. I went to visit my mom for a bit, which was very nice. My lovely husband, in the meantime, was hustling for me and managed to score me an interview–the company needed a temp, I was available, and the stars aligned to get me a short term temp job. The commute it a pain, but the company and people are great, and the experience will look great on my resume. Not only that, but the start date aligned with my calendar in such a way that I was able to go down to Florida to visit my dad!
As those of you who follow my amazingly exciting life on Facebook know, I decided to drive. It was 16 hours down, 20ish back (thanks to a mild stomach ache and Annapolis/Baltimore traffic), but it was a great way for me to sort out my thoughts/feelings on losing my job and getting a new one. It was also a great way to decompress and recenter myself. I was able to just…be. I’ve always wanted to road trip, so the fact that I had the time, the will, the funds, and the reason to go just made it worth taking the leap. I missed Anthony, of course, but I think it was the right move for me emotionally. Next time he’s totally coming with though–my back is still jacked up from the driving. I’ll upload some pictures and an account of my trip in a later post–there’s quite a few of them.
So I think that’s all there is to say about life at this point in time. Hopefully, now that I have a job that will allow me to access my blog during down/lunch times, I’ll be able to update a bit more frequently. I feel like I’ve let you all down lately, and I’m sorry for that; I’m sure you all understand how life can be.
OH! One more thing: if you’re like me, you like free money, right? Right. I’ve discovered a website called SwagBucks that will let you earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards just for doing things you normally do on the web–shop, browse, take surveys, play games, etc. You don’t have to spend a cent on the website if you don’t want to; obviously, you’ll earn more points faster if you get them through the shopping links, but you don’t have to spend any money to earn–I’ve been on the site since Friday and have already earned about $5 worth of points without spending a dime. Once I earn a bit more, I’m going to redeem them for an Amazon gift cards because, as I’m sure you all know, I’m an ebook hoarder. If you’re interested in checking out the website, can you please do so using my referral link below? I’ll get some extra points if you do 🙂
(FYI, this isn’t a sponsored post: I’m making this little pitch of my own volition)
Thanks for tuning in; I hope everyone has an absolutely fabulous day!