Wow. I’ve been out of touch for a little too long!! Summer seemed to fly by and now fall is almost over. Quick life update: still flying, still working a part time job, still working out and finding time for family and friends. My momma’s birthday was in October and we went to a fun wine tasting event before dinner.
This September I went down to Nashville, TN for my second year residency for my doctorate and my concept passed!!! Woo Hoo!!! I was super nervous about that!! I can officially start working on my dissertation, but I still have some more classes to take! Bring it on!
On Halloween I ran the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia for the 3rd time. Yay. Fun times, but the course changed and that was a little less exciting. On the fitness front, I more recently have been going to kickboxing classes! Love it!! The instructors are high energy and I leave feeling I put in a full workout when I can look down and see my sweat angel on the mat! (gross, I know). Otherwise, I’ve been trying to be more conscious about what I eat and when I eat it.
Flying has been good to me, its starting to slow down a bit before the holiday rush. I’m on a 4 day trip at the moment and trying to be positive about this ugly trip that I’m on. (just speaking the truth, shuttle flights are the worst).
I’ve been trying to curb shopping sprees. I went to Boston in September to do a little shopping at my favorite UK store Primark that is now in the US. My old laptop died and had to break down and get a new one!
Just finished flying day 3 and tomorrow starts day 4! A passenger today told me I had a great attitude and that got me thinking. Sometimes we don’t have a great day, but we need to talk about it or cry about and that’s ok. I can get very overwhelmed at times with my schedules. There’s so many options between groups to join, websites that give positive messages, or just talking to someone. Personally, I know sometimes you just have to let it all out to feel better. The way you approach a situation can make all the difference. Sometimes I don’t want to do something, but I use it as a learning experience. You really have to respect your own personal struggle to see the growth. You live and you learn.
Till my next adventure-