Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Back in the saddle again

Yesterday I had to get back in the saddle with school.  Oh yeah, school.  Did we all forget about that?  I know I did.  So much so, in fact, that I almost didn't get everything done in time to attend classes this semester.  Luckily, I eeked in just in the nick of time, and now this semester I'll be taking another 9 credits of awesome.

Okay, not as awesome as a rainbow sprinkle cone, but pretty good, I guess.

Seriously guys, I'm pretty stoked about my classes this semester.  That NEVER happens.  Who am I?  The last couple of months since the wedding I have felt so dull, and bored, and tired.  I thought taking a break was supposed to make you feel refreshed, but it isn't until I'm back in the thick of things that I start to feel like myself again.  I feel awake, alive, like I'm me when I'm busy.  I have a sense of purpose.

That being said, I really did need all of the TV time and extra sleep I got between the wedding and now.  It really helped me realize how much I enjoy being busy.

Yesterday I bought some notebooks and filler paper at Target, and it was AWESOME.  I can't wait to use all of that scratch paper in the coming months as I toil away on projects, and I'm kind of almost looking forward to endless discussion forum postings.  Why is it that school is wasted on kids?  They want to be useful DOING stuff, or inventing, or playing, or wondering.  I enjoy LEARNING far more now that my body isn't quite as functional as it used to be.

Speaking of my body, I start running again today after taking 9 days of rest.  I'm really looking forward to my run, and training in earnest for my next half marathon.  I'm using Hal Higdon's Novice 2 program, because I am really needing to train in higher mileage.  I'm also going to *try* to lift 3 days a week, but if I can do at least 2, I'll be alright with it.  A different focus for a different season.

And speaking of seasons, throw your hands in the air if you're ready to wave bye bye to construction season.  Whitney, I imagine you're jumping up and down, but for different reasons than the rest of us =).  The two main roads right by my office have been under construction since May, and it has really made getting to and from work a challenge.  Much as I hate the snow, I enjoy when it gets cold enough that the construction crew have to hibernate for a few months.  2 months to go.  Just 2 more months.

And 3 months until Thanksgiving week in TX!  So many good things coming in the future.  Guess I'd better get in the saddle and move towards them.


  1. I totally agree with you about being busy and having purpose! I really miss going back to school (to be a student...). Also - so jealous of that amazing looking chocolate dipped cone! So good!

    Amen for construction season coming to a close. A. Men.

  2. There is very little in this world that is better then a rainbow sprinkle cone. I'm jealous. That being said, at my little soiree this weekend I might have eaten my weight in cheese and crackers. So there's that.

    Also, I miss back to school time. I miss learning and being challenged.

  3. I think that's one of the hardest things about unemployment is that I've totally lost any sense of purpose! My days are just long and filled with...searching.

    I loved school, I loved learning - I kind of miss it.

  4. I am so ready to get back into our routines. The summer was amazing but I need a break from our break!

  5. IIIIIII'M SO EXCITED!! Both my hands are in the air!! Unfortunately we are SO busy right now, which is why I'm sooo behind on blog posts. give me another month and a half and I will resurface!!


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