Here We Go!Posted: January 16, 2011
Hi, hi, hi! I’m Colleen! Welcome to my little slice of the blog world. It’s comfy here. I think I like it 🙂
I have been a dedicated reader of some of my favorite blogs for a while now. You know, until about a year ago I thought blogs were just dark, online diaries and I was totally turned off by the idea. Then one of my dear friends Ashley started her own blog, and I got hooked on reading it. Then I started reading Courtney’s blog and Anne’s blog and I became inspired to do it too!
For those who know me, life has gotten crazy busy (in a great way!) since I graduated in May. In the past 8-ish months I have:
- Graduated from college. GO LANCERS!
- Moved back to Northern VA
- Got engaged! (And this whole “wedding planning” thing is like a full time job 🙂 )
- Went backpacking in Europe.
- Started graduate school.
- Started working two jobs (to fund said wedding & graduate school): Counseling center office admin & graduate assistant
So things are movin’! I’m loving life, but I would be a huge, fat liar if I told you that adjusting to (almost) Big Girl World has been easy. It has not. But is has been fun and interesting (with lots of trial and error), and there is never a dull moment, that’s fo’ sho’.
I am a creature of habit, so leaving my nice, comfortable college routine was rough. Finding a way to work workouts into my daily schedule (getting up at 5:30 is WAY harder than it sounds), eating healthy meals (the dining hall did have healthy options!!), work + school (grad school is like college; but with all the fun sucked out of it), and maintaining some sort of social life (oh hey, mom and dad, want to hang out again?) has been tough! But I’m doin’ the damn thing and I’m proud of myself 🙂 But I wanted a new hobby, and although I love reading blogs, I wanted to start my own. To share my journey of finding the best way to balance this thing called life. And hopefully someone besides my mom will want to read about it 🙂
So, I hope you’ll stick around while I figure this whole blog thing out! Let me know what you think – I’d love to hear from ya!
Question for the day – how do you find time and motivation for workouts?