Posts Tagged ‘new life’

Over a year ago, before I thought anyone would ever read it, I posted this.

A simple list of goals, things I wished for in my future and in the new life I was hoping for.

I look back at those goals and realized I accomplished every single one. A few months later, I posted this.. and accomplished those too.

I did a lot in the last year:

I uprooted my life, started a new job, and moved into a new apt in a new city.

I started running.  I’ve run hundreds of miles: including two 5K’s, three 10K’s, and a half-marathon. AND, I managed to love it.

I do yoga, not always as often as I would like, but I’m making it happen.

I read. I’ve read probably 15 books this year, which may not sound like a lot.  In 2010 though, I think I read one and only because I was on vacation.

I cook. A LOT.

I lost 15 pounds. I got healthier.  I feel stronger and most importantly, I feel better in my own skin.


and then there were the things that 2011 brought that I didn’t have on a list…

I took what was my frustrated/tipsy/hopeful internet ramblings and turned it into a blog, with readers (!!)

I’m staying in my apt  (and if you’ve moved as many times as me, you know thats huge)

I stepped out of my comfort zone, a lot.

Lisa asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.

Not one but two of my good friends had gorgeous babies that I can’t get enough of.

I made lots of new friends.

I met a great guy.

AND I’m going to be aunt. excitement can’t even describe it.

That’s one hell of a year. So, every so often when I think I still “haven’t figured it out yet”, I have to remind myself that I’ve come a long way. I had no idea how true this would be.   Maybe I have it figured out more than I realize.  Maybe all I need to do is make one good decision and then make another..

One step at a time my friends.

I couldn’t be happier.

2011 has been unbelievable, friends.

Bring on 2012!



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so. new life, new habits, right?    almost.
I’ve been doing a lot of talking about how great Boston is, how I’m stressfree, & all is wonderful.

Yes. the intensity level of my life is significantly lower – awesome  &  I’ve changed a few of my habits:
1. I’ve been running. 2-3 times a week & I’m up to 4.5 miles.  (granted I’ve only managed to do it once, but it got done)
2. I’ve been cooking.  But not as much as I need to be.
3. I’ve been painting my own nails. Saving money and pretty much looks the same. thats definitely a win.
4. I’ve been drinking more water.  a good thing for sure – but needs to continue on the weekends.  Should not be entirely because I don’t have enough to do at work.

Thats a good start.  But I really need to kick it up a notch.  I’ve been reading a bunch of new blogs about running & cooking & being healthy, etc etc (and really I could spend dayyysss reading this stuff)   Now I need to start incorporating it in my life.  Its one thing to read about all these great healthy recipes, time to start making them.

new goals:
make better decisions – if I plan to run on friday, don’t give in to happy hour.
cook more – need to stop going to out to dinner twice a week & start cooking for friends
phase out frozen/super-processed food – there is absolutely zero reason why I need LeanCuisine in my life
more substancial breakfast – special K bars do not count as a meal. fact.

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stress free

stress free.

After 4 years of NY & 2 crazy jobs, I understand stress. intensity. and just got used to it. I made peace with the fact that it was how adult-life worked.

Until now.

I’ve been at new job for a month. Granted, I still don’t really know what I’m doing, but in the last month, I’ve felt approximately 10 minutes of stress. 10 minutes of awkward work stress, not even difficult stress.
and the people I work with genuinely like their jobs. its refreshing.

If this new life means I get to work 45 low stress hours a week with summer fridays (and still get paid), plus time to work out, time to cook, I might be in love.

if i didnt live in the city (and loove it), it would look like this..

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(hurrah internet)
I’ve been living my new crazy life for like 48 hours. I’ve been in Boston for 4 days. Just in time for the Pats to lose to the Jets (AWFUL) and a few snowstorms. I picked a terrible time to move North.
regardless.. i’m loving it so far. my apt is amazing. bigger and far more wonderful than 6C.

I have lofty goals for this new life:
LOTS more cooking
read books
light candles
do yoga
half marathon
get comfortable at the new job
try lots of new fun restaurants
go skydiving (dont tell my parents)

love it.

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big changes for 2011.  
new year, new life.  cant wait!

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