Checking In

Oh hi.

It’s been awhile.

I haven’t blogged in, like, forever (okay, in 136 days – thank you, WordPress) and there have been some major changes in my life. It’s been a crazy few months and I have honestly been too busy living life to take time at the end of the day to write about life. But I miss writing. So, to get back in the swing of things, here’s what’s new and exciting:

I got a fabulous new job. In February, completely on a whim, I browsed job postings at the local power company and came across a job description for a position that was very similar to what I had been doing for the last few years. I applied, but it’s been so long since I put myself out there and applied for any position with another company that I tried very hard not go get my hopes up. I was excited when they called me for an interview but still trying to be realistic, and I went into it trying to stay in the mentality that even if I didn’t get the job, the interview experience was a great opportunity. But after meeting the people and hearing more about the job, I found myself calling Bill afterwards and saying, “I really, REALLY, want this!” And luckily, the company really wanted me, and called me a few days later to offer me the job. I had to keep myself from shrieking “YES!” as I tried to stay calm while accepting the offer.

I’ve been in my new job for four months now and I absolutely love it. I work for such a nice company and the people I’ve gotten to know and work with are all fantastic. As for my time at the phone company (eleven and a half years total), I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities I was given and the amazing friends I made throughout my time there.

I moved to Edmonds with Bill. Yep, we took the plunge and moved in together. So far it’s been bliss. I love our cute apartment. I love seeing each other every day, and I love being in Edmonds. My parents came to visit us for the 4th of July and it was SO nice having a nice space for them to stay. I had a lot of fun taking them to the little local places that Bill and I have fallen in love with, and taking advantage of our close proximity to the water by taking a ferry boat to Kingston for lunch one day. I’m definitely an Edmonds kind of girl and I’ve found the place for me.

I fell off the Dukan Diet wagon and never climbed back on. My last post in February was one in which I admitted that I was struggling to stay on a diet that was at first pretty easy to stick to, and that I had gained back a little weight. I never got back into the diet and ultimately re-gained most of what I had lost at the beginning of the year. Weight loss continues to be a struggle for me. On the positive side, Bill and I joined 24 Hour Fitness and have been going pretty regularly after work, and I’ve started going back to Zumba on Mondays (long drive to get there, but well worth it). I do see some changes, particularly increased muscle tone, that I’m happy about. I’m working to rehab my eating as my failed attempt at Dukan has only reinforced my belief that DIETS DON’T WORK. Now I’m focusing on making healthy choices, one meal at a time, while allowing myself to make a bad choice every now and then. Currently I’m 9 pounds away from my goal weight. I’ll get there. It’s just not going to be fast .

In other news, I’m turning 31 next week. Time flew by and I can’t believe my first year in “Phase 3” (as Bill calls it) is almost over. It’s been such an amazing year full of great experiences. It’ll definitely be a hard one to top!

It feels good to be back from my unintended blogging hiatus. Maybe I won’t let another 136 days pass before I write again….