It took me a long time to get the guts to write this post because, frankly, I didn't know how to approach it. "I'm baaccckkk" sounded too cheesy and flippant (and like something from "The Shining?"). Ignoring my absence entirely (approach option #2) just seemed odd and apathetic, not something I want this blog to ever be. And, as much as I want this blog to be about big health issues and wellness, I would be kidding myself if I thought I could accomplish what I want to accomplish without being personal because:
A. It's not who I am. and
B. It's not real.
When I read other people's blogs, I look for authenticity, honesty, and people who just seem to...I don't know, not BS about their lives. I don't exist in a vacuum. So, let's make a deal. Although I won't put a spotlight on my personal life and loved ones, it would be rude to not to set the stage for 2015. So this is me, setting the stage about where I'm at this very moment, 4 months from my last post:
I am currently sitting in a small office in a different apartment from where I was 4 months ago.
In the course of those 4 months, I have ended a relationship and begun a new one; suffice it to say that it was a rollercoaster of epic proportions. (But undeniably worth it)
The comfy t-shirt I am currently wearing is not my own but it is oh so comfy :)
I no longer serve at a restaurant downtown. Instead I work at an independent grocery store that specializes in local and organic foods - it's as great as it sounds but can be a bit monotonous at times. (what job isn't?)
I am sitting cross-legged in my first pair of Lululemon pants, feeling 10% guilty about buying into a fad, but 90% awesome because they're awesome :)
I juice now!
A couple weeks ago I weighed myself at my new gym for the first time in a year and I was so proud at myself for not freaking out over a number #winning :)
I am toying with the idea of getting certified as a personal trainer...?
I applied to the masters in nutrition program of my choice and am now anxiously waiting for a decision. (emphasis on anxious)
My hair is still short and I still have my goofy, ever-so-slightly-fatter cat, Luna. (Don't ask me how those two thoughts are related, I couldn't tell you)
I still am in love with my morning oats. I know you were worried ;) (lately it's pumpkin oats *drool*)
My wake-up time has shifted from 5:30am to 8-9am - I feel a little closer to normal now.
But basically, I am just happy :)