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Random Ramblings #5

Wow, it feels like it’s been forever and  a day since I last posted. I didn’t intend to take a break, but between traveling for work and having family in town, I fell SUPER off schedule. I am a creature of habit, and I love my routine, so being out of whack drives me insane. But, trying to get back at it! Since it’s been so long, I figured we’d hop back in with a Random Ramblings catch-up post.

So, let’s do this!

I am so routine-oriented that I don’t even realize it until I get thrown off, like I have been the last 2 weeks. It’s like I cannot even function properly! My healthy eating falls off, my sleep schedule takes a nosedive, and my workouts are a STRUGGLE. Literally, I was nearly in a tears during a few of my workouts. Ah, it’s the worst! So, needless to say, my routine is so essential to living a healthy, fulfilling, productive life.

Let’s see – during these few weeks, I traveled to Texas for work, ate some not so great food there, and found that I love Cupcake Moscato wine. Now, I’m not a wine person, but this is a good wine white. So, if you find yourself on the fence about wine, this is a good one to start with. A few days after I got back from Texas, my sister and her family were in-town from Florida. We had some good food, explored Detroit, and just hung out.

Speaking of Detroit, I’ve lived in Michigan most of my life, but have never actually been to downtown Detroit to check it out. Crazy, right? And it’s only like a 45 minute drive. Detroit really is an up-and-coming place with a lot of good food and things to do. I can see it being a great place to walk around and explore once it warms up around here.

A few months ago, I promised to take my niece to a new bakery around here when she visited, so I was able to work an earlier schedule one day so that we could go check it out. We both love sweets and baking, so it was the perfect little outing. The bakery opened a few months ago, and is in the middle of no where really, but it was actually a nice, relaxing drive out into the country. I like spending time with my nieces and nephews individually so that we can do something of interest to them and have the opportunity to connect. I had the smallest, most expensive latte along with the biggest fresh blueberry muffin. So good!

So, like I said, my workouts have been a struggle, but I’m keeping up! I am in the homestretch of my 12-week booty program, and it’s been an awesome journey. I have just 3 days left to go! It’s been amazing and torturous all at the same time, but I DID IT! And I can’t wait to do it again – lol, how crazy am I? I just love a good workout challenge, what else can I say?

I went for my fourth facial last week, and my face is doing amazing!! I am SO grateful and super excited! By the way, when I say facial, I don’t just mean a relaxing facial, but an actual chemical peel. And let me tell you, this last one completely set my face on fire! No not literally, obviously – but holy goodness, I really felt this one. And then my face began peeling the next day, but that’s the point, right? All new, fresh skin coming to the surface, and it’s WONDERFUL. I am so, so thankful!

I don’t know how I’m this far in and just now saying this, but I leave for Greece in just ONE WEEK!!! Oh my goodness, where has the time gone?! I am so incredibly excited, words cannot even begin to explain. Do you know what’s most surprising at this point? That I am just entirely relaxed and chill about it. Normally, I’d be a nervous wreck, but I am just going with the flow! I’m ready and excited for this journey, and I cannot wait to see everything unfold for me. Also tho, this next week, I probably will be a mess while trying to make sure I have everything packed and ready to go. But otherwise, I’m ready to do this!! And entirely blessed and grateful for the opportunity!

Ah, and another exciting thing! I’ve begun looking at places to live, and I found this SUPER CUTE downtown apartment. I scheduled to go see it, and really loved it, so I applied. BUT, it ended up going to someone else who applied before me. Ugh, such a bummer! I was extremely disappointed, and I surely shed a few tears out of frustration. But, I didn’t let it get the best of me, as I know everything happens for a reason. There will be more places, sooo onward! It’s this or better – and since it wasn’t this right now – I know there is better waiting for me. Let me tell you, I have been seeing so many cute decorations, and I cannot wait to see everything come together for me.

I’ve been thinking a lot – it’s what I do, after all – and I’m trying to be brutally honest with myself about what the future holds for me. It’s in my hands and totally up to me, this I know, of course. I talk a lot about what I want to do and the life I want to create, but then I get stuck. And I know I’m not alone in this. We all have some sort of fear that keeps us stuck in place, right? So, I’m trying to figure out how to navigate this and how to move forward despite it. Because who even knows what “it” is, you know? Like I’ve always said, I don’t have a fear of failure, as failure is a sure part of success, but I have a fear of something – I’m just not quite sure what, though. So anyway, I plan to explore this more, so that I can move forward in life on the path that I see for myself. I think what’s exciting is that we all get to see it unfold here, and I sure hope you’re able to learn something from my journey that will help you in your own life.

Okay – goodness, I think that’s all for now. So much happening and so much to look forward to! Tell me now, what’s up in your world?!

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