Moving Will Do That To You

I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ve thought about blogging every day when I think about how there’s not enough time in the day (which is several times a day). The move is only a few days away and I have, as usual, completely overfilled my plate. It’s hard to fit in

  • making handmade Christmas gifts
  • Christmas shopping
  • packing/cleaning
  • hanging out with friends
  • crossing things off my Austin bucket list

Because sometimes I also just want to relax!

Don’t move during the holidays, y’all…

or you’ll end up feeling like this:

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Where is My Mind?

I wish I had some mind blowing comments to share with you about the state of the world but I am distracted. I’m about to get married in less than five weeks and that’s pretty much all I’m thinking about right now. Alaskan boy is about to be on his way back to big skies and hot temperatures after his last season up there. I guess I won’t be able to call him Alaskan boy anymore. That’s because I’ll be calling him HUSBAND! I’m going to assume you can imagine all the crazy feelings that creates internally when I say/write that word. In case you can’t, think about a flip-flopping stomach, a racing heart, butterflies, and a mind that’s going “Ahh!!! *$#^!@#^&*!” Crazy major life changes…

Extremely non-important things that are taking over my brain:

  • Pies (This is not unusual.)
  • Labels for wedding favor jars
  • Gifts for the “bridal party”- mainly the kiddos. Jewelry has been suggested but I haven’t found anything that I’m crazy about yet. I hardly get to see them so I want to make sure they still think I’m the cool aunt and this is my chance to drive that home… I welcome suggestions.
  • Whether or not it will rain that weekend- Don’t worry. I am totally aware this is a ridiculous waste of time but recently it’s been coming up in my brain a lot.
  • How insanely weird changing my name will be- In case I haven’t already told you I am planning on changing my name. Which is crazy because I love my name. I love being called Bos (there’s only like three people who call me this but FYI I really like that about those people). The part I struggle with the most is what if one day I actually pull it together enough to publish something. My new name is not the one I’ve dreamed about being on the cover of a book (or many books, duh).
  • Oh, and the fact that we’re moving at some point to some where. All those unknowns are pretty distracting.

Is your brain on overdrive too?

Bring it 2013!

It’s been a little while since I last wrote. Let’s be honest, it’s been quite a while. I’ve been avoiding you. I could blame it on the holidays (went great, thanks for asking), the boy, apartment hunting (finally ended today) or my oh-so-hectic social life (LIE!) but the truth is I’ve felt like I have nothing worth saying.You know that moment when you put pen to paper or you rest your fingers on the keys and you think,“Nope. Nothing there. I have nothing to say.”
PULL IT TOGETHER, SELF! It’s blogging. People bullshit through blogs all day. I’ll do my best.
Let me tell you about 2012 and all I accomplished.
1. None of 2012 goals which were:
a. Develop 5 creative writing pieces and submit them to magazines
b. Take Spanish classes
c. Take business classes –learn to make a business plan
2. Changed jobs at the same company twice:
a. Research Project Administrator-a role I didn’t really enjoy but love, love, loved the team I worked on.
b. Human Resources Coordinator- a role I really like although I wish I was learning more. One thing at a time! It’s lonely only working with my manager but I really like her so I think it’s for the best.
3. Moved to this awesome apartment with a view of the Austin capital. It’s older, big and beautiful. And I’ll be moving again at the end of the month. My roommate’s getting married. Married people, you’re ruining my life.
awesome
I hate moving. Shoot me now. Anyone want to buy a couch?
4. I rode in the MS150 which is a bike ride from Houston to Austin to raise money for MS. I’m doing it again in 2013. Unfortunate side effects of this ride:
a. I got in way better shape than I have ever been in thus raising the bar for me.
b. I then stopped exercising after the MS150 and gained all the weight back plus some.
c. I now have to do it all over again. All I can think about is how cold it is (Texas cold = 50F) so I don’t want to exercise. But riding 166 miles is hard and I should really buck up and get on a bike. Like right now. I want to be like this:
This could be me.

This could be me.

Because I was entirely unable to accomplish a single goal for 2012, I feel it would be ridiculous to set any 2013 goals. So come on 2013! I have no focus or purpose- bring me whatever you got!