Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Things to be Thankful For

Being over worked while being pressured by a workaholic boss is no easy feat. And the funny thing is it is really easy to let myself be caught up in the craziness and beat up myself over e-mails that are delayed, projects that are put on hold, and presentations that are well past their due date.

So tonight I am going to try something different and think about the things that make me happy and remind myself that maybe it isn't all that bad after all.

- Had fried mushrooms and shrimp tacos with siblings tonight
- Will be going out for tapas tomorrow night with siblings
- Am able to pack my luggage for my pending trip of 9 days all into my backpack. Package includes: sleep liner, 2 pairs of pants, 3 dress shirts, 2 t-shirts, 1 set of pj's, small wash towel, black wedges, and a 15 in macbook. With plenty of room to spare for 2 pairs of socks, underwear, and other random knick nacks. Yes if you can't tell, I'm proud. And it will be all carry on for me baby!
- Have the most awesome pillows...EVER!
- Allowed my self to buy cool random stuff from REI
- Ankle isn't bothering me that much, so maybe a run is in the near future.
- Weight has been relatively maintained +/-1lb after a week of inactivity and eating...(nom)
- I am most likely not dumb dumb when it comes to putting together my work in science talk, just simply inexperienced. And the only way to fix this is to trudge through this current experience.
- Tomorrow will come one day at a time, just breath and everything will be ok.

Hopefully everyone else in the blogsphere is doing well, and if not, it is okay, we will all be okay in the end.

Monday, September 5, 2011

And it begins...

I realized in the past two weeks that whenever I stop posting, it also seems like I stop running as well. Then like a positive feed back loop, the vicious cycle will continue until I decided that it is enough sluggishness for me and do something about it.

Labor day weekend activities that brought me out of my "funk" so to speak were the following: (not so) hot yoga, paddle boarding, hanging out with visiting high school friends, and most of all, running a mile (still sore from paddle boarding).

So tonight I sit here in front of the computer, pensive; despite knowing that this coming short week will be crazy, I somehow feel alright about it. Last minute change of travel plans, need to get started on presentation for Portugal, planning experiments, dinner parties for friends birthdays....etc...and the list goes on. So many things, so little time.

Like running, one step at a time and one breath at a time. No?

Let us hope that I will be less sore tomorrow and will actually be able to go out for a proper run. It is definitely over due.


This site's main theme more so stems from "Grace Kelly" by Mika. There is absolutely no association with Grace Kelly the actress. I only wish I could have 1/2 the grace she possesses on screen. *sighs*